Tove Styrke - ‘Borderline’ [Official Music Video]
Tove Styrke has unveiled the staggering new clip for indie-dancehall ditty ‘Borderline’.
The video was filmed over five days on Svalbard in the town of Longyearbyen and abandoned ghost town Pyramiden. It was directed by Rúnar Ingi.
Justin Simien’s Dear White People is a dagger-sharp satire, a film filled end-to-end with tiny sticks of dynamite, each lit carefully with a gleeful smirk. If such violent metaphors contradict the generally tongue-in-cheek tone, it speaks mostly to the combustible quality of the topics here; like Network or Putney Swope, it feels dangerous, sparked by the charge of secrets told above a whisper. It marks the arrival of Simien(making his feature debut after a handful of shorts) as a major voice; it’s a joyfully confident picture, sophisticated, sexy, and wicked smart.
Clean Bandit “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne
Chilean Musician Ana Tijoux on Politics, Feminism, Motherhood & Hip-Hop as “a Land for the Landless”
Not queer like gay. Queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. Queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like…and pursue it.
Karen O - ‘Rapt’ [Official Music Video]
In anticipation of her forthcoming debut solo LP Crush Songs, Karen O has released her video for album cut ‘Rapt’.
The video was directed by Karen’s husband Barney Clay and production designed by K.K. Barrett, who worked with Karen on the “psycho-opera” Stop the Virgens and was nominated for an Oscar in Best Production Design for Her.
Check out the two minutes of glorious-ness above!
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This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a movement to open the polls to blacks in Mississippi and end the state’s white supremacy.
Freedom Summer was organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which recruited 700 college students—mostly white students from the North—to come down to Mississippi to help African Americans register to vote.
A new documentary called Freedom Summer airs on PBS tomorrow. The film’s director Stanley Nelson, and longtime journalist and one of Freedom Summer’s organizers Charles Cobb joined Fresh Air to discuss the movement. Cobb explains how SNCC trained the students for their entry into the violent South:
Charles Cobb: We could show people how best to try and protect yourself from actual physical [harm] – what to do if you’re attacked by a mob, how to cover your body, how to protect somebody who you’re with without engaging in fistfights or whipping out a pistol… We could show people how to do that. We had some experience in that because we all came out of the sit-in movement and were used to being surrounded by mobs of hostile whites.
Part 2: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Segregation, Housing Discrimination and “The Case for Reparations”