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Trailer Alert: I Am Not Your Negro

Sammy Younan

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It is difficult to convey the profound impact James Baldwin has on other writers…and on the discussions and debates we continue to have about race and racism. He died in 1987; yet we’re still grappling with the complex issues he so eloquently expressed in writing and speaking.

I come from comic books; from sci-fi and all too often encounter nerd-centric click-bait posts on diversity. Not only have we grown comfortable championing facile notions of diversity often to the cheers/likes/retweets of our passionate echo chamber (Yes Men for true) we lazily challenge the numbers not the issues.
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22 February 2017 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Hidden Gem: Karen O “I Shall Rise”

Sammy Younan

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O Yeah!!!

“They’ll know my name
After the storms are passing through
They’ll know my name
When they’ve forgotten all about you
They’ll know my name
After the storms are passing through
They’ll know my name
When they’ve forgotten all about you”

They’ll know my name can only come from wait, they don’t love you like I love you…the lovely Karen O. (And it’s origin is as strange as Karen…Microsoft approached her to write the theme song for Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider which resulted in this track. Bizarre but it works!)
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20 February 2017 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Hidden Gem: Dev feat Nef The Pharaoh “#1”

Sammy Younan

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Sure…this sounds like Aaliyah-Timbaland-ish (I said ish! Calm Down!); it’s that type of sound. But there’s something about that hypnotic bounce…that type of sound; it just makes me groove. Yes. I hope I’m not the only one. Should we go to dance floor?
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13 February 2017 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Illuminated Chronicles: Tribeca Talks: Directors Series – J.J. Abrams with Chris Rock

Sammy Younan

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I’m a Chris Rock fan…that is when it comes to comedy. His interview skills always leave the viewer wanting. Remember The Chris Rock Show…which wrapped in 2000. (Man time is flying faster than Superman saving Lois!).

And as for J.J. I’ve issues with him. I refer to his Star Trek as Star Wrecked because it was silly and guilty of being unnecessary. Super 8 doesn’t even come up in this talk and the first Cloverfield was an utter piece of crap. So no love lost between me and J.J. So Be It.
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10 February 2017 Girth Radio Blog Read more

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