Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
By now, a lot has been written on the history of Belgian King Leopold II’s deadly reign over his own private colony, Congo Free State from 1885-1908 (after which it became a formal Belgian colony and was renamed Belgian Congo). Strangely though, there is not much in the way of films or TV series–well in
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Those with have an interest in UK grime music may have stumbled across Chronik’s latest offering “Deepest Darkest.” The video, released via Noisey last week, was filmed in Ghana earlier this year and is staged in the...
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
The business of journalism as we know is in trouble and there's a scramble for a "new journalism model,” with VICE.com held up as the latest prototype (see here, here and here). I am not so...
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Here in London we have been having a lot of trouble with pageants. After the riots last August, the state is hoping that summer plans – the Olympics, the Hackney festival – will be distraction from the...
Monday, January 30th, 2012
Blackbookmag.com reports that two British artists have built a “Heart of Darkness”-themed hotel in the shape of a steamboat on the roof of a Thames River arts center in London. It is named Roi des Belges (King...
Friday, March 18th, 2011
ABC News on Ben Affleck’s “time with the people of Congo” and his “odd couple” pairing with Cindy McCain. There’s also this.
Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Disney goes on safari on the “Dark Continent” in 1945. No comment. Via New School Thoughts on Africa.