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Eye Candy's Blog – December 2013 Archive (16)

10 Reasons to see Newlyweeds

Shaka King’s Sundance-selected Newlyweeds recently went to DVD, On Demand and iTunes. If you haven't gotten yourself a copy, below are 10 reasons it belongs in your collection.

By Justin Allen, AFROPUNK…


Added by Eye Candy on December 30, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Newlyweeds and Love that Blazes: Review

By Justin Allen, AFROPUNK Contributor 

At the beginning of Shaka King’s Sundance-selected Newlyweeds, protagonists Lyle (Amari Cheatom) and Nina (Trae Harris) lie in bed hitting a joint as marijuana smoke swirls into the air and begins to take the shape of letters, vanishing before the film’s…


Added by Eye Candy on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Newlyweeds, Legalization and Doing What You Juana

By Anonymous, AFROPUNK Contributor 

Shaka King’s Sundance-selected film Newlyweeds, a romantic comedy that explores the functionality of a relationship when both partners are habitual pot-smokers, went to DVD, iTunes and On…


Added by Eye Candy on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Deep by Zetta Elliott

"The Deep" is now available on Amazon for .99…


Added by Eye Candy on December 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Photography: Paulo P. Lima's 'Afro-Brazilian Devotion'

Hey guys, we'd like to share some images by Brazilian photographer Paulo P. Lima with you. His inspiration for this 'Afro-Brazilian Devotion' collection comes from his recent trip to São Paulo and Salvador, Bahia (October 2012 and March 2013). Lima says: "My photography allows me to be in contact with my Brazilian background and to be intimately related to my sense of beauty, exploring aspects of ‘decay’ in relation to space and bodies". "Afro-Brazilian Devotion is a dream…


Added by Eye Candy on December 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

BIAC Martinique: International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Art is always on the verge of new horizons. It has a way of conversing with our mind and even our conscience. But when poetry and art come together, the divinity in place is quite euphoric. The vibrant colors and unique patterns that vividly pierce through our imaginations by African, Caribbean, Asian and Latin American art stampede outside the margins of tradition at BIAC Martinique (International Biennial of Contemporary…


Added by Eye Candy on December 18, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

ECBACC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, presents The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, America's premiere Black comic book convention encouraging youth literacy and expression through reading, writing and drawing comic books. …


Added by Eye Candy on December 17, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

"NEWLYWEEDS" available On Demand, DVD & Itunes December 17th!

In the wake of its world premiere in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT section, a critically acclaimed late summer theatrical run and culminating in a recent nomination for the…


Added by Eye Candy on December 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Readers of the New School: Nelson Mandela's Books

The world lost one of its greatest leaders last week; like many others around the world I was deeply moved by Nelson Mandela and admired his unrelenting courage and staunch bravery. Nelson Mandela was one of the most beloved and esteemed leaders of our time, so I took time to reflect upon the life of a man who truly fulfilled his purpose and in doing so changed the lives of countless people throughout the world. I’m truly glad that Nelson Mandela lived; there is so much to be…


Added by Eye Candy on December 13, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

Feature: Photographer Barron Claiborne

Barron Claiborne's large-format photography evokes portraiture from another place and time, even as it deftly captures his subjects with a wholly modern lens on their inner lives. Texture, tone and costume are utilized to evoke the timelessness of the human emotions we glimpse in his subjects' faces and…


Added by Eye Candy on December 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Pop Artist, Serge Gay Jr.: Inspiration of Haiti

I've never seen Pop Art quite like this! Serge Gay Jr. creates art depicting the truths, beauty, and ills of popular culture and society. One has to honestly analyze his work in order to fully understand the messages he conveys.

By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor *…


Added by Eye Candy on December 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Planting the Seed Documentary by Kristina Thomas

On New Year’s Eve 2009 in Oakland, California Police Officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed 23-year-old Oscar Grant. Several witnesses captured the tragic incident on cell phone cameras. Three years later, Officer Mehserle made history by becoming the first California police officer to be charged with murder…


Added by Eye Candy on December 6, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

Afro Supa Heroes By Angus Montgomery for

Independent creative director and Design Week Four Corners columnist Jon Daniel has opened up his collection of comics and action figures for the new Afro Supa Hero show at the V&A Museum of Childhood.


Daniel, who grew up in southwest London, the child of West Indian…


Added by Eye Candy on December 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Look At The Steampunk Sub-Culture

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. The 'steam' in the term originates from the industrialized culture of the 19th century. The birth of steam engines. The latter part of the compound term 'punk' refers to the rebellious nature which is about challenging…


Added by Eye Candy on December 3, 2013 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: The Boondocks Back In 2014

In case you didn't hear the news, The Boondocks are coming back in 2014! Adult Swim responded to a tweet via video (see screen captures below), announcing a new season for January. Who's excited? Did you miss Huey, Riley, Grandad & co.?…


Added by Eye Candy on December 3, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Illustrator Ron Ackins: twisting reality into charismatic Black Power cartoons

Unfortunately, the world of Black comics have yet to get as much attention as many mainstream animation today. While on my quest for comics by Afro-American illustrators, I came across Ron Ackins. What I love about his artistic style is that he twists reality into a charismatic cartoon, like Samuel L. Jackson as a superhero, with a white s-curl? No joke! Don’t believe me, just watch.

By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Eye Candy on December 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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