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Racebending chats with the cast of “Community”

Racebending chats with the cast of “Community”

May 18th, 2012 by

Racebending.com talks diversity with the actors and creator of NBC’s comedy, Community!

Aasif Mandvi calls out Hollywood’s whitewashing

Aasif Mandvi calls out Hollywood’s whitewashing

May 15th, 2012 by

Actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi spoke out this week about Hollywood’s practice of “whitewashing” (a subset of the practice we’ve nicknamed ‘racebending’ on our website.) Guns blazing, too! Mandvi opened with a satirical editorial on Salon.com, parodying the mindset of Hollywood executives. We’ve posted an excerpt below but make sure to read the entire editorial […]

“The Immortal Rules” book cover whitewashed, optioned for movie adaptation

“The Immortal Rules” book cover whitewashed, optioned for movie adaptation

April 27th, 2012 by

Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights. The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week. The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire. The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect […]

Supporting character whitewashed in film adaptation of “Warm Bodies”

Supporting character whitewashed in film adaptation of “Warm Bodies”

April 21st, 2012 by

Issac Marion’s zombie love story novel Warm Bodies is being adapted into a Hollywood film, but some of the diversity in the novel won’t be following it to the big screen. Warm Bodies was acquired by Summit Entertainment (the same studio that produced The Twilight Saga before Summit Entertainment merged with Lionsgate (the studio that […]

Racebending Recap at Wondercon 2012!

Racebending Recap at Wondercon 2012!

April 16th, 2012 by

Although this is a bit late, it’s still noteworthy!  Last month, Racebending.com attended to WonderCon in Anaheim! Like last year, we were the only Avatar: The Last Airbender fan group with an official table, so we were really excited, especially since The Track Team was there to present the full opening of The Legend of […]

Annotated Korra! Episodes 1 and 2

Annotated Korra! Episodes 1 and 2

April 14th, 2012 by

With the advent of a new Avatar and the premiere of The Legend of Korra, long distance Racebending.com co-founders and collaborators Lori Sammy and Marissa Lee got together to watch the online premiere together…on instant message! In what we hope will be the first in a series, we gush over and break down the concepts […]

Review of Eisner-nominated PrinceLess, and interview with writer Jeremy Whitley!

Review of Eisner-nominated PrinceLess, and interview with writer Jeremy Whitley!

April 12th, 2012 by

Our interview with the author of Princeless, the Eisner winning comic that brings a fresh new take to princess !

Interview with The Track Team: The musicians behind The Legend of Korra

Interview with The Track Team: The musicians behind The Legend of Korra

March 27th, 2012 by

Our interview with “Korra” composers Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn.

The Legend of Korra Airdate Announced: April 14th!

The Legend of Korra Airdate Announced: April 14th!

March 19th, 2012 by

In less that one month, Korra will arrive. Check out the festivities on Korra Nation and Tumblr!

Racebending’s tips for Wondercon 2012!

Racebending’s tips for Wondercon 2012!

March 15th, 2012 by

Anyone going to WonderCon?   (It’s next weekend, March 16th through 18th, in Anaheim, CA)   There’s a lot of programming available for Avatar: The Last Airbender fans and Racebending.com supporters this year! CONVENTION FLOOR  Although Nickelodeon and Dark Horse comics are NOT exhibiting this year, Racebending.com will host our fan table (Booth F-09) We’ll have lots of giveaways (past giveaways include stuffed […]