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Oakland’s Hollywood moment: movies shine light on city’s ‘grit and beauty’

Movies like Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, set in the city and made by local directors, have brought global attention to a hub of art and activism The film-maker Nijla Mu’min’s debut movie was based on her upbringing as a black Muslim girl in Oakland, California. Although Jinn was inspired by her life, she had to go to Los Angeles, 350 miles south of her hometown, to shoot it. Mu’min said there wasn’t enough industry expressed support for build filming in Oakland financially viable. But now that’s changing. The…

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Report says more powerful iPhone camera coming

Sorry, Ariana. Although Ariana Grande probably entailed well, her botched tattoo tribute to her single “7 Rings” — which was mistranslated in Japanese to “BBQ grill” and then “fixed” to “BBQ grill finger” — is a meme now. People are writing their favorite phrases in different languages on their hands, and then horribly mistranslating it, like calling the constantly advertised Shen Yun performances. Got a new tatt to represent my Chinese heritage it means 5000 years of culture reborn pic.twitter.com/ b1SHIaPbNs — mc schrodinger@ moon’s haunted (@ emiyannn) January 31,…

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The Salt Lick: The 4 Hour Queue For Beef Ribs

How long does y’all wait in line today be 40-pin you know no sense evil hello dummies Kid Dynamite checking in here we’re here at the Salt Lick one of the more upscale barbecue places better than most the places I go usually a place as I eat they had like mosquito netting there’s like cigarettes in the food so I’m just honestly pretty happy to be here in general apparently people are waiting in line for up to three and a half hours just to get some barbecue is…

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Daveed Diggs:’ Days before I started on Hamilton, I get thrown against a fencing by police’

Hes the starring of Tv and Broadway whose new movie Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The actor discusses protest, prejudice and the neo-Nazi president Daveed Diggs, born poor and “very happy” in Oakland, California, says his Jewish mom and African-American father informed him early on that he was going to be policed differently than many of his friends. Regardless of the success he has had of late- including his double-star turn as both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton’s original Broadway cast – the 36 -year-old says…

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Oakland’s Hollywood moment: movies shine light on city’s ‘grit and beauty’

Movies like Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, set in the city and made by local directors, have brought global attention to a hub of art and activism The film-maker Nijla Mu’min’s debut movie was based on her upbringing as a black Muslim girl in Oakland, California. Although Jinn was inspired by her life, she had to go to Los Angeles, 350 miles south of her hometown, to shoot it. Mu’min said there wasn’t enough industry support to induce filming in Oakland financially viable. But now that’s changing. The northern…

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Moonlight portrays black lesbian life in its joy, sadness and complexity

At a period when gay culture is overwhelmingly white, Barry Jenkins explores the experience of queer black men and these new challenges we face The film Moonlight is extraordinary for many reasons, but to me it is most so for two. First, consideration be given to black boys to be precious, at a time when news narratives perpetually make it seem as if the United States considers them to be utterly expendable. Second, it acknowledges the effects that the stalking ghosts of premature death and incarceration have upon gay black…

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Daveed Diggs:’ Day before I started on Hamilton, I get thrown against a fencing by police’

Hes the superstar of Tv and Broadway whose new cinema Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The performer discusses protest, prejudice and the neo-Nazi president Daveed Diggs, born poor and “very happy” in Oakland, California, says his Jewish mom and African-American father informed him early on that he was going to be policed differently than many of his friends. Regardless of the success he has had of late- including his double-star turn as both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton’s original Broadway cast – the 36 -year-old said…

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