Casting: Disney Casts Adorable Newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli in ‘Jungle Book!’
I’m super excited about this but, like, cautiously excited. Disney’s been on this kick of reimagining their classic animated tales for live action and I haven’t liked a single one of them. I felt 2010’s Alice in Wonderland was nonsensical and over-saturated with special effects and and the only positive thing about this year’s Maleficent was Angelina Jolie. But this movie has a lot of interesting players involved. We’ve already got Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Lupita Nyong’o as Mowgli’s wolf mother and Jon Faverau is directing, so I’m keeping my eye on it.
Here’s the synopsis:
An orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.
The Jungle Book is written by Justin Marks and is directed by Jon Faverau. It stars Neel Sethi, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson. In theaters October 9. 2015.
If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.
I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)
And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.
Oh, and by the way…
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.
To privilege the book as reading, though—to forget that it is a technology—is analogous to forgetting one has a body
I’ve had this quote saved in my drafts, trying to figure out why I liked it so much and I think it’s finally kissed me just so.
It is about the processes, yes, but also the way the mind functions. What we think and how we think vs. what is the tangible thing that represents those thoughts. But that is not and can not be everything. The body is not the mind at work. A physical book is not the act of reading.
I loathed the idea of a kindle until I got one a couple of years ago and then it made so much sense. My apartment was (and still is) filled with books. I buy them regularly, making trips to my usual haunts in the city for stories both new and old. But now, I read even MORE. I have the kindle app on my phone and on my laptop too. My mind is free to read always and whenever. That is powerful. It will always be the words that matter not the medium in which they are delivered.
Consider the power of the tumblr dashboard. If you follow the right people, you will be surrounded by beauty and passion and humor and light. And also, words that will change your life. Strangers can share with you worlds you’d never known. A book is a book but a word is not just a word. It never can be and never will.
I need someone to write a story based on black mermaids and their help in saving black captives who attempted suicide by jumping overboard during the slave trade. I need this book written. I need it to have some Yoruba feels to it. I need it. and then I need a film based on it.
I’m two years late but why is this story concept sitting in my google docs right now under “future books to write” after a josephine baker book and a novel about black, artsy folks?
I gotchu you boo, I got you.
In a recent BBC report on homosexual Muslims in the UK, one interviewee described an experience she had at a gay pride rally. She says, “‘There was an occasion at gay pride once where one of the marchers turned around and quite crudely said, ‘we didn’t know pride was allowing suicide bombers on the march’ –– it was really shocking to hear it from a fellow gay marcher.” The intersection of an affirmative declaration of gay and Muslim identifications runs into the ascriptive identification of all Muslims as terrorists.
can we just take a moment to appreciate how badass these older models looked at the Jean Paul Gaultier show?
attn atomicdomme re: grandmacore
the old mannnn iissss so gooodd
That silver fox tho
Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.