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Opinion | The Dominance of the White Male Critic
July 5, 2019 | The New York Times |By Elizabeth Méndez Berry and Chi-hui Yang. Ms. Méndez Berry and Mr. Yang started a program to amplify the work of critics of color.
aesthetics  art  artists  art_reviews  blind_spots  criticism  culture  cultural_criticism  cultural_interpretation  curation  engaged_citizenry  opinions  opinion_makers  TIFF  white-saviors  white_men 
july 2019 by jerryking
The Ongoing Economic Exploitation of Black Music | Dr. Lisa Tomlinson
Cultural Critic and Language Specialist
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The Ongoing Economic Exploitation of Black Music
Posted: 01/08/2016
African-Americans  Caribbean  culture  cultural_appropriation  cultural_criticism  exploitation  music_industry  music 
january 2016 by jerryking
An insider's guide to Toronto with Cameron Bailey
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 | BlogTO | Posted by Alexander Huls.

TIFF's Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey, has a life many a film buff would envy. As a chief orchestrator of the Toronto International Film Festival, Bailey lives and breathes film, and has become one of the festival's most public faces in the process. He has helped makes Toronto one of the epicenters of the film world.

The film professional started out on his path as many do: as a film critic. After realizing his passion for cinema in University, Bailey began reviewing films for outlets like CTV's Canada AM, CBC Radio One, and Now Magazine. At the same time, he also set out on his path as a programmer, contributing his passions to Cinematheque Ontario, the NFB, and, of course, TIFF.

Bailey started programming for TIFF in 1990, and since then - with a lot of hard work - has ascended to greater and greater prominence in the organization. In 2007, he became Festival Co-Director, and as of 2013, he now holds the position of being one of the festival's chief orchestrators as Festival Artistic Director.
African_Canadians  Cameron_Bailey  cultural_criticism  epicenters  films  movies  restaurants  things_to_do  TIFF  Toronto 
september 2014 by jerryking
'The Artificial White Man': Battling Gangstas and Hussies
January 16, 2005 | NYT | By EMILY EAKIN who reviews a book by Stanley Crouch. THE ARTIFICIAL WHITE MAN
Essays on Authenticity.
By Stanley Crouch.
244 pp. Basic Civitas Books. $24.

Couch bemoans the mindless elevation by whites and blacks alike of urban street mores -- what he calls ''the bottom'' -- to the epitome of cool and worries about the implications for a struggling black population: ''This redefinition of black authenticity all the way downward . . . is a new kind of American decadence excused by many Negroes because of the money it makes for a handful of black polluters, onstage and offstage,'' he complains. ''The crudest, most irresponsible vision of materialism is fused to a naive sense of how far one can go in the world even if illiterate and unskilled.''...In a similar vein, he laments the idolization of badly behaving N.B.A. superstars and the spread of anti-intellectualism (''the greatest crisis that has ever faced the black community is the present disengagement from the world of education'').
cultural_criticism  criticism  book_reviews  thug_code  African-Americans  authenticity  hip_hop  MTV  BET  anti-intellectualism  superstars 
january 2012 by jerryking

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