Blood Orange: Black History

Under the title Black History on Soundcloud, Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) has released two beautiful new tracks: “Christopher & 6th” and “JUNE 12TH.” Celebrating Black History Month, the latter song is a mostly spoken-word piece (“you must love yourself, you must love yourself”) over a drum machine, with a few moments of Hynes’ singing and distorting his voice. “Christopher & 6th” is perhaps more …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The changing image of UFOs, 28 films for Black History Month, underwater caves and more

1. 28 Films for Black History Month For the 28 days of Black History Month, the New York Times’ film critics have selected 28 films centered on African Americans’ experiences in 20th century USA. Beginning with “Within Our Gates” (1920), the list is in chronological order and includes some controversial, powerful and problematic issues. (For example, “Shadows” (1959) is about three black siblings, but two …

28 Films for Black History Month

For the 28 days of Black History Month, the New York Times’ film critics have selected 28 films centered on African Americans’ experiences in 20th century USA. Beginning with “Within Our Gates” (1920), the list is in chronological order and includes some controversial, powerful and problematic issues. (For example, “Shadows” (1959) is about three black siblings, but two of the actors were white.) There’s plenty …