Posts Tagged ‘Junot Diaz’

New Story Collection Mothership Combines Science Fiction and Civil Rights

What planet is Bill Campbell on? Not this one.
As the editor of Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond, a new short story compilation featuring prominent writers such as Junot Díaz and Victor LaValle, Campbell says his favorite literature exists in an undeveloped, not-yet-embraced frontier where African Americans can prosper: outer space.
"With the birth of science [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ital, Floor, and the High-Achieving Emanuel Brothers

Ital’s DJ work is good enough not to necessitate any live-show frills, but the man puts on an impressive footwork display. When he performed at DC9 in September, he stomped and slid like an aquaphobe caught in a rainstorm behind his table of gear. His shimmying showed a visible passion far more entertaining than [...]

Arts Morning Roundup: Ron Charles Prevails, Watchmen Sucks, Baseball Cards Are Expensive

Good morning, y'all! Top of the news pile has Maura Johnston leaving Idolator, and Ron Charles, aka, the muscle at Book World, getting his space in the Style section, goddamit. (For those of you who are not ravenously digesting R.C.'s every tweet: He nearly lost his slot in Style due to the insane number of [...]

It’s Finally Here: The Arts Desk Roundup

Hey y'all, welcome to the San Francisco Panorama Arts Desk roundup. Jingles, $20 newspapers, copyright treaties, comic books, singing gynecologists, Fotoweek drama, and Chuck Klosterman, after the jump.