Episode #11 of Podcast On Fire’s ‘What’s Korean Cinema?’ series is now online at: http://podcastonfire.com/2013/12/whats-korean-cinema-11-barefooted-youth-failan/
The episode features myself (@HangulCelluloid) and Ken (@PodcastOnFire) discussing ‘Failan’ (파이란 - 2001) and ‘Barefooted Youth’ (맨발의 청춘 - 1964).
I visited Samcheongdong in Seoul during May of 2013. It’s a beautiful area filled with the cutest cafes. Check out my blog post on this area with more pictures here: lovelySeoul
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
The Kimchi Blue girl is our ingénue. She is in love with feminine and girly details, with a heart that is split between Victorian times and the latest in Japanese fashion. She is a refined creative force with a side of sweetness. From lace-trimmed dresses to romantic button-down shirts, the KB girl is covered in decadence head to toe.
dear urban outfitters,
KIMCHI IS FUCKING KOREAN.
Mia Wasikowska in “Stoker”
Left of Black S4:E11: The Politics of Hip-Hop & the Hip-Hop of Queerness w/ Jasiri X, C. Riley Snorton & Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined, via Skype, by artist and activist Jasiri X, who discusses the value of social media, his work with legendary activist Harry Belafonte and the 1Hood Media Academy.
Later Neal is joined, also via Skype, by C. Riley Snorton and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan to discuss a special issue of the journal Palimpsest dedicated to the Queerness of Hip-Hop | The Hip-Hop of Queerness. Snorton, an assistant professor of Communications at Northwestern and the author of the forthcoming Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press), is the co-editor of the special issue along with noted writer and critic Scott Poulson Bryant, and Sullivan, an assistant professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, contributed the essay “Fat Mutha: Hip Hop’s Queer Corpulent Poetics”
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