WHFS: Nope (7-22-22)

If you’re weird enough to read or listen to stuff about movies before you see them that’s your thing. I’ve tried not to watch any trailers for Jordan Peele’s 2022 film, Nope, but they pop up on my IG stream constantly and it was difficult to resist. I’m not going to buy the hype of…

Happy Independence Day to Ketanji Brown Jackson

It is only until recently that almost every person on Earth has easy access to global communication technology (maybe the last 5-20 years). It’s natural that this should come with consequences and side effects that are both nightmarish and desirable. After 4 years of the executive branch being binge watched by popular culture as if…

Basic B*tch Comics Inc

From the desk of Anne Arkhane, Allow me to open this toast with words community organizer Michael Harris always says: “Peace, blessings, and power to the people.” It’s Saga Dawa, the 4th month on the Lunar calendar, a month of merit when we celebrate Buddha’s birth, awakening, parinibbana, etc. It’s also the month of the…

WHFS: Old (2021)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan I usually don’t mind spoilers cause most films aren’t complex enough to be ruined by them, however, Dir. M. Night Shamyalan’s films truly deserve ‘no spoilers’ whether you enjoy his work or not. I definitely don’t want to take away from the experience by giving anything away on this one—tho,…

Chi-raq (2015)

This spike lee film paired with Hill Harper’s Letters to An Incarcerated Brother have me thinking about this current war in Ukraine About reports of Russian soldiers raping children, women, men, each other in their own troops. Rape has long been a tactic in war And when it happens the people who commit these war…

WHFS: Raw, Spring break Edition

Spoilers Warning: I recommend watching the film before reading about it. I’m trying not to add any spoilers in this page but there may be a few. If you read any of the full articles I quote there are definitely spoilers.  This week is spring break and because I tend not to follow the trends…

On Just War

I am knot shocked by Russia’s actions— maybe because I know that is the reaction they want. Shock is a strategy to destabilize people from responding in a coordinated way. We will not be thrown off balance by this. Those who did not see this attack coming are those who have not been paying attention…

Worse Nightmare

Last night I woke up at 3:33 am, sheets twisted and cold as ice, from a terrible nightmare. I had gone to the library and got a duffel bag full of books. I was at home enjoying a book of poetry and I notice there’s a smooshed bug on one of the pages. I turn…

WHFS: I Am Not A Witch

Been awhile! Hope everyone is getting thru this winter ok. Happy Lunar New Year to everyone who is celebrating. Recently I watched an incredible film I came across at the public library: I Am Not A Witch written and directed by Rungano Nyoni. Here is a clip of the director speaking about the film’s creationhttps://youtu.be/LE8eUU7SkWo…