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Modern Hollywood and the Ancient East

Modern Hollywood and the Ancient East

March 31st, 2014 by

The 1001 Arabian Nights. The Biblical flood and the family that repopulated the world. The Jewish exodus out of Ancient Egypt. The story of Jesus of Nazareth. The Ancient Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, and Set… These movie concepts, in development for 2014 and 2015 releases, are based on stories and histories from the Eurocentric concept […]

A Look Back at Racebending and the Academy Awards

A Look Back at Racebending and the Academy Awards

February 18th, 2014 by

Historically, the Academy Awards has rewarded whitewashing at the expense of opportunities for actors of color.

Avatar: The Last Airbender  – The Search ties up a loose end and raises an interesting question

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search ties up a loose end and raises an interesting question

October 31st, 2013 by

A review of Gene Yang’s sequel comic book series, which reveals the fate of Zuko’s missing mother

Diaspora, Immigration and Identity in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Diaspora, Immigration and Identity in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

September 30th, 2013 by

“I think when a story is well told, with authenticity and love, it has the potential to illuminate many perspectives and strike empathy in many different people.” Critical analysis of the diasporic experience presented in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Adam WarRock debuts his “Avatar: The Last Airbender” themed EP!

Adam WarRock debuts his “Avatar: The Last Airbender” themed EP!

August 19th, 2013 by

Hip hop artist Adam WarRock releases his latest geeky music EP–this time themed around the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We interview him for the scoop on his latest compilation of secret tunnels and yip yips.

Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling SDCC’13 video and transcript!

Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling SDCC’13 video and transcript!

July 29th, 2013 by

Racebending.com’s third annual panel for San Diego ComicCon International featured comic book creators and their insights on advocating for diversity.

Interview with “Miranda Mercury” author Brandon Thomas

Interview with “Miranda Mercury” author Brandon Thomas

June 30th, 2013 by

We interview Brandon Thomas about his gorgeous graphic novel, Miranda Mercury, and his experiences in the comics biz

Star Trek: Into Whiteness

Star Trek: Into Whiteness

May 9th, 2013 by

Whitewashed casting has undermined a progressive franchise.

“The Crow” Reboot Should Extend Opportunities

“The Crow” Reboot Should Extend Opportunities

April 30th, 2013 by

The Crow reboot is having difficulty locating a white male lead to play the role originated by Brandon Lee

“Olympus Has Fallen”  and racial nativism

“Olympus Has Fallen” and racial nativism

March 22nd, 2013 by

Korean American actor and Washington D.C. native Rick Yune plays a North Korean terrorist in “Olympus has Fallen.” Who gets to play the all-American hero?

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