This is my first film. It’s called Post-Emma. It’s three minutes long, and I’d like you to watch it. I made it with my buddy Jonan Everett.
Peace to the brothers and sisters in Ferguson right now. This moment will affect history.
Images via NYT.
"And like every narcotic, the mythology of the Big Idea is addictive. Once you start looking, you can never quite stop. We don’t just look for shortcuts in our careers. But in our love lives; in our personal lives; in our friendships; in our hobbies. Everything we do, everything we wish to be; we search obsessively for the secret shortcut."
"Love as you wish to be loved. And live as you wish all those who will ever live to live."
I’ve been following Umair on twitter for a long time, and he really comes through big on taking certain timeless ideas about meaning and folding them into the quagmire of modernity which (I think I’d agree with him) is rightfully sucking us dry. Really enjoyed this piece about quitting it with the shortcut nonsense, which has been #trending in American thinking for too long now.
"Not everyone can or wants to be educated.
Not everyone can or wants to be liberated.
Not everyone can be persuaded by a shot gun pointed at their backs.
Those individuals have to be abandoned, even if we love them.
Harriet Tubman taught us this a VERY long time ago.”
- Son of Baldwin
"I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if only they knew they were slaves."
- Harriet Tubman
It’s probably a little weird the amount of times I’ve listened to this in the last week alone.
(Source: SoundCloud / Lido<3)
Favorite looks from a recent visit to The Sartorialist. I look at a lot of outfits and get real puzzled, but then I try to take them in more and end up falling in love. Shorty with the pilled sweater and basketball shorts is case in point.
Aiight y’all, the cat is out of the bag… I’m tremendously proud to announce that my next NYC gig is “Brownsville Song” by Kimber Lee at Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Patricia McGregor (and beside a LOT of talent including the homie Sheldon Best) we’re fixing to do some real deal conjuring. Working at LCT is a dream come true (I went to HS across the street some 8 years ago) and this play is simply amazing. Stay posted.
The cast is now set for the New York premiere of Kimber Lee’s brownsville song (b-side for tray). Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker will star in the LCT3 production. The play, directed by Patricia McGregor, will run from October 4 through November 16 at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. Opening night is set for October 20.
Still from Post-Emma, a 3 min short I’m creating with my buddy Jonan Everett (bruhhhthrash) for Project Greenlight. Coming soon.
Still the best youtube on the youtubes.