‘Stillwater’: Zen and the Wise Panda Bear Next Door

***This article was written for the January ’21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 306)*** After making a splash with Doug Unplugs a few weeks ago, Apple TV+ continues its wave of high-quality animated shows with Stillwater, a lovely adaptation of Scholastic picture book Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth. Produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment, … Read more

Jamie Lee Curtis stands with Scarlett Johansson amid Disney lawsuit: ‘Don’t f*** with this mama bear’

Jamie Lee Curtis pledged her support to Scarlett Johansson amid the actor’s ongoing lawsuit with Disney over an alleged breach of contract. In the lawsuit, Johansson alleged that the studio’s decision to hybrid release the standalone Black Widow in cinemas and on Disney Plus at the same time had violated her contract. While many industry … Read more

20 Years After 9/11 Black Communities Bear The Burden of Surveillance

Source: Tom Williams / Getty Twenty years after 9/11 and the surveillance apparatus continues to traumatize Black and other communities of color. I remember in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 thinking about the movie “The Siege.” It was a favorite in our household. What Denzel movie isn’t? Released three years before 9/11, Denzel Washington’s “The … Read more