May 20, 2010

I made a movie a few years ago called MANOJ. Here it is: And today I received the following YouTube message: “Hi my name is [NAME WITHHELD] and I work for the University of Alaska Anchroage Student Activities office. I noticed you posted Manoj’s video on Youtube and was wondering if you have any contact […]

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Wow, William Steig

May 18, 2010

This image is from a page of the children’s book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. The plot of the book really does not matter. What does matter: COPS AS PIGS…in a children’s book! According to Wikipedia, the book has been banned in parts of the country as a result of Steig’s decision […]

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Black in Time

May 3, 2010

In recent weeks, I’ve been working on a bit about who gets to time travel in films and what would happen if people of color, and specifically myself, ever got a chance to change the past. Then today, my friend Courtney sent me a picture of… THE GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN: “A black militant, a […]

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Hari Kondabolu's Fake Acting Reel

April 12, 2010

After much hype and delay, here is “Hari Kondabolu’s Fake Acting Reel.” It was shot in November 2008 in San Francisco and features appearances from several notable SF comics including Alex Koll (who directed and edited it), Sean Keane, Chris Garcia and Mary Van Note. Enjoy:

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Hari Kondabolu on the NIL DOCTRINE

April 5, 2010

As some of you might know, I’ve been a fan of Jay Smooth and his Ill Doctrine for quite some time. Jay is able to take big issues like politics, hip hop, and race and present them in a well-reasoned, well-delivered and quite funny video essay in less than 5 minutes. They are edited cleverly […]

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