In Sonny's Journal on February 10, 2013 at 10:52 am
- NPR wrote a piece just in time for “Dilla Day”, about the legacy of the late James Yancey.
Why J Dilla May Be Jazz’s Latest Great Innovator.
“Dilla’s reach stretches way beyond hip-hop: For one, he’s recently cast a long shadow over contemporary jazz. He never belonged to jazz’s inner circle, but since his death in 2006 from a rare blood disease, his legacy has helped pull the genre back into kissing contact with modern popular music.
The jazz world today finds itself swamped with young talent eager for reinvestment in the discourse of contemporary culture. The shift has roots that run in a lot of directions. It’s a reaction to the neo-traditional revivalism that capped the last century, and to jazz’s withered commercial infrastructure in the wake of the 1990s CD bubble. Add to that the simple fact that millennial jazz musicians grew up listening mostly to hip-hop, R&B and rock.”
- This is FREE: Later Babes – LISA
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- Women In Video Games (Damsels In Distress…), put in similar situations over and over andoverandoveroverover.
- Relatedly, The Hawkeye Initiative is pretty brilliant in calling out mainstream superhero shit for their years and years of blatant misogyny and sexism.
In Sonny's Journal on February 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm
- Art and Superheroines: When Over-sexualization Kills The Story.
“What does this image actually tell you about the story at hand? The art is undeniably suggestive, with Wonder Woman’s breasts front and center, Vixen in a position that could be most charitably described as “aggressive doggy style,” and Black Canary’s breasts and butt on display simultaneously. Oh, and in the background to the left is a bisected robot, and nearly hidden off to the right are four more members of the JLA, three-fourths of which are male. But the focus of the page, the first thing your eyes go to when turning the page, are Wonder Woman’s breasts.“
- Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Batman: Year One’ Starring Clint Eastwood.
“Bruce’s first act as a vigilante is to confront a dirty cop named Campbell as he accosts ‘Mistress Selina’ in the cathouse, but Campbell ends up dead and Bruce narrowly escapes being blamed. Realising that he needs to operate with more methodology, he initially dons a cape and hockey mask — deliberately suggestive of the costume of Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films. However, Bruce soon evolves a more stylised ‘costume’ with both form and function, acquires a variety of makeshift gadgets and weapons, and re-configures a black Lincoln Continental into a makeshift ‘Bat-mobile’ — complete with blacked-out windows, night vision driving goggles, armoured bumpers and a super-charged school bus engine. In his new guise as ‘The Bat-Man’, Bruce Wayne wages war on criminals from street level to the highest echelons, working his way up the food chain to Police Commissioner Loeb and Mayor Noone, even as the executors of the Wayne estate search for their missing heir. In the end, Bruce accepts his dual destiny as heir to the Wayne fortune and the city’s saviour, and Gordon comes to accept that, while he may not agree with The Bat-Man’s methods, he cannot argue with his results.”
- Byron Eggenschiler, without a doubt the ARTIST OF THE DAY:
- This is real?
In Books on September 28, 2011 at 7:49 am
- I cut my fore-finger pretty deeply yesterday, right on the tip too. So typing is kind of a bitch right now. Not that I normally write a TON on here anyways, just saying. Guess I can kiss any guitar playing goodbye for at least a good week (probably more).
- I wish I could write a ton though, the new CASSANOVA is badass. Matt Fraction is back on that title, returned from the depths of the mainstream heroes, and it is a pleasure to read. Very, Very good comics:
- BleedingCool has an article titled “When A Seven Year Old Girl Reads The New Starfire”. (DC, in their infinite wisdom, has been accused a bit lately of sexism in their company-wide reboot. A combination of a tasteless appearance of Starfire wearing a translucent bikini and Catwoman turning into little more than a man-hungry tramp.)
This is what she thinks of the old Starfire.
“She’s like me. She’s an alien new to the planet and maybe she doesn’t always say the right thing, or know the right thing to do. But she’s a good friend, and she helps people. She’s strong enough to fight the bad guys, even when they hurt her. Even her sister tried to kill her, but Starfire still fights for the good side. And she helps the other heroes, like Superboy and Robin and Raven. She’s smart too. And sometimes she gets mad, but that’s okay because it’s okay to get mad when people are being mean. And she’s pretty.”
This is what she thinks of the new Starfire;
“I can see almost all of her boobs… Well she is on the beach in her bikini. But… she’s not relaxing or swimming. She’s just posing a lot… she’s not fighting anyone. And not talking to anyone really. She’s just almost naked and posing.”
And when asked if the new Starfire is a good hero, replies;
- Also at BleedingCool, new information on the Ridley Scott most-likely Alien prequel, Prometheus.