Linnea Ashley on August 16th, 2008

i watched splendor in the grass tonight. stayed up later than i need be awake to see its bittersweet finish. and i can’t get one of the last scenes out of my head. not the famous shot of deanie – natalie wood – clad flawlessly in white walking beside bud – covered in oil; instead […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 7th, 2008

the thing is…i’m a womanist. i ascribe to alice walker’s definition of that vs. feminist but i’ll tackle that later. the point is, my womanness is an important part of my identity. like being black or american…and there are things that unsettle me as a result. things like how we are depicted…how we depict ourselves. […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 28th, 2007

it never ceases to amaze me how africans can be backdrops even in africa. movies that are set in africa, are promoted as being about africa, but have so few africans in central roles. the last king of scotland was another such movie…not as well done as the constant gardener (which did the same thing) […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 7th, 2005

don’t panic, your favorite crash test dummy has not had another run…knock on wood…but i did watch crash. more than crash i’ve lived crash for the last few days. if you haven’t seen it, it is a movie about people in their everyday lives and how race crashes up against those lives in expected and […]

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