Month: October 2019

No MidWk Updates

10.30.19 Hello…just wanted to drop by to tell you that there will be no MidWeek Updates. So enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed! But please check back tomorrow…     Featured image: Wallpaper Access

Creative Close-Up: There Is Room for All Cinema

10.28.19 I’ve been itching to write about this. It is the perfect subject for this month. Some of you have read about Martin Scorses‘s opinion about Marvel movies. For those who haven’t let me fill you in.  Scorsese is promoting his latest film, ‘The Irishmen‘, and someone asked him about Marvel films. His response: “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks,” He also adds, “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Ok, but then he had to touch the subject a few more times, “We shouldn’t be invaded by it,” and  “We need cinemas to step up and show films that are narrative films.” Francis Ford Coppola said that Marvel films are despicable, then Jennifer Aniston added to the pot, that she’s not interested in living in a green screen. To be honest, these are their own opinions, and I respect them, but they fail to …

Shadow Spotlight Week: Linda Addison

10.24.19 Hello dear people. We are now putting the spotlight on Linda Addison. Addison is an American poet and writer of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. She is also the first African-American to win (four times!) the Bram Stoker Award. So much to say about this writer, but I will let her work do the talking… Credit source: Oh, for the hook of a book   Sycorax’s Daughters Unveiled by Linda D. Addison Descendants of the unseen, born from uterus: bruised, abused, loved, rejected. Alive, in spite of the promise of death, giving birth even while silently weeping blood.   We paint red memories of our lives before prison, on walls made from our sweat, our anger, and the blood of our children: unborn, reborn in mourning.   Descending from human to property, turning to Nyavirezi, lion goddess, for hope, for a way to survive each bitter breath, to use the growing Shadows for transformation.   Finding truth in rivers, rain, tree roots, flowers, herbs. Earth delivers healing & a way for revenge, for freedom, …

Shadow Spotlight Week…Micheal Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

10.23.19 Hello again…This week Shadow Spotlight is featuring all things horror, all things scary, all things giving you the chills! Today I have Michael Jackson’ Thriller’. Who doesn’t remember this video? It’s been ten years since he passed away, but the legacy in his music continues. For those of us, this brings back memories and for those just seeing this video for the first time, well I hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day or Evening Wednesday, be blessed! Featured image: YouTube

MidWk Update: University of Buffalo Offering MFA & MA Programs…

10.23.19 Hey! I just have one update to share with you via the University of Buffalo and Hyperallergic. If you’re interested, please read on. Credit source: hyperallergic & university of buffalo Come study at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the state of New York. The MFA and MA programs at The University at Buffalo exceed traditional boundaries and encourage diverse practices, art and activism, and emerging fields. They offer competitive and fully funded teaching assistantships with health insurance. Funding options include Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full-tuition scholarships for MFA students and university funding opportunities for MA students. Resources include a tier-one research university, Arts Collaboratory, the Beijing Graduate Exchange, Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts, studio space, access to departmental and interdisciplinary facilities, gallery and curatorial opportunities. The MFA program provides an opportunity for students to combine creative work with scholarly interests to define their own unique practice. Faculty mentorship forms the core of the program, supplemented by frequent visits by artists, designers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. The MA in Visual …