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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Reading

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Pop Culture

Is Z Nation Worth Your Time? Short Answer: Yes

It takes guts to run a zombie show in the era of the high-concept, high-budget Walking Dead. But Z Nation from Syfy does it the only way it can be done: it’s a run and gun, campy, yell-at-the screen show that doesn’t take itself seriously.

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Movies

5 Must See Movies by Indigenous Filmmakers

Previously I wrote about the whitewashing of Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger and some of the harm done by non-Indigenous filmmakers controlling onscreen images of NDN people. One way to combat this harm is to support Indigenous filmmakers, writers and actors in their endeavors to portray our lives, the multitude ways of being Native, […]

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Music

The Five Best Artists/Bands You Might Not Be Listening To

1. Pop Pick: Allison Weiss Weiss got her start where new acts do these days, on the YouTubes. I fell in love with her adorably earnest cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life.” It was a love deep enough to prompt me to try some of her original stuff. For your starter pack, […]

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Pop Culture

Netflix Instant: Cartoons of the 90s

I will be perfectly honest: I love Netflix Instant. Objectively, the Instant Queue is the entity I’ve spent the most time with in the last year or so. I love it, and for the most part I think it loves me back. Once, in the midst of my Worst Day Ever, I discovered that there […]

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Pop Culture

Classic Movies you should watch (or re-watch)

I just finished watching Tootsie, which I had never seen before, partially because I thought it might be boring.  I often avoid movies that I think will be boring, especially if they’re a little bit older.  I don’t know why, and it looks like I’m doing myself a disservice, because this movie is hilarious! I […]