Friday, March 23rd, 2012
American photographer David LaChapelle’s 2005 krump documentary, “Rize,” (trailer here) included a laughable section that invented a history of the dance genre among “traditional” Africans.* I guess since the dance originated and was popular among black teenagers and young adults in poor parts of Los Angeles, it had to have African origins. But not even
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
“One critic said that having Naomi Campbell sitting there looking beautiful wasn’t an honest representation of people in Africa. I asked him: ‘If it was a woman with a distended belly and open sores, would that be...