Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Reading



Blade Trinity: Perspective Hurts
by L.E.H. Light
Blade: Trinity (2004) — The most maligned entry in the series, for good reason. Excuse the pun (taken from the original Blade movie), but the series had definitely gotten long in the tooth by 2004. All the amazing talent from Blade II is gone, using that movie as a stepping stone to more fertile film franchises (Hellboy, pairing del Toro and Perlman from Blade II, also came out in 2004). Wesley Snipes’ performance in this movie is so wooden he might actually be an undead vampire at this point. And Ryan Reynolds… I’ll get to Ryan Reynolds. 
Read More at Black Nerd Problems


A Pocket Guide to Alternative Menstrual Products
by Sarah Berro
I am going to give an overview of some different menstrual products that you may not have heard of. The advantages of these alternatives include the fact that they are associated with contributing less to environmental waste and are not linked to health problems, such as Toxic Shock Syndrome. So, delve in to my handy guide for those who are curious about different menstrual methods:
Read More at Zusterchap Collective


Can Nostalgia Be Sustainable?
by Sarah Nixon
More than eleven years ago I made my first account on Neopets, a browser-based virtual pet website whose gameplay centers around improving and customizing your pets, collecting, playing Flash games and trying to make it big in what’s essentially a capitalist economy. I was ten or eleven or so and devoted much of my free time (and my parents’ phone line) to playing. Neopets was a cornucopia of possibilities for me. I could try to save my money to get enough to buy a rare paint brush that would transform my Neopet into a pretty color and design. I could try to work towards getting a high score in one of their games. I could chat and make friends  and just hang out on the NeoBoards. I could explore any of the many corny but complex plotlines going on in Neopia at any given time. I could practice my writing through text-based roleplaying. I could even dabble in things like a miniature stock market, but let’s just say that I lacked the economic prowess to take those efforts very far.
Read More at Not Your Mama's Gamer


Do You Want to be Free?
by Lawrence Ware
In the introduction to 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole asks a question that is at once simple and profound. Melodically chanting like a griot at the beginning of a mythical tale, he asks the listener: "Do you want to be free?" 
Upon first glance, this seems an uncomplicated question. It is not.
Read More at New Black Man (In Exile)


Are Your Grandparents Being Served?
by Lisa Wong Macabasco
A new San Francisco program serves Chinese seniors nutritional Chinese American favorites far from the senior center.
Read More at Hyphen Magazine


ST. LOUIS BLUES. Blues Legend Bessie Smith's only film appearance. Uncut 1929



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