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…

Piece on Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers’ Trial Nov 16-19th

Keep in mind this is only the Second draft not the final piece. I like to post my drafts so that young writers, like myself, can see the progression of writing. Some of it sounds redundant but that’s bc I plan on editing parts out and don’t want to retype or edit out some of…

WHFS: Candyman Film Appreciation part 2

There is always a bit of pride in maintaining a sense of stoicism during a horror film, “I’m not scared” becomes a mantra people tell themselves until they believe it. The campiness or “cheesiness” of a horror film can dilute the elements of Terror so that even the more meek of us can enjoy it….