What Do You Think About the New Afrofuturism?

Everybody is YouTubing Barack Obama's March 18 speech about racial politics partly because it was one of the most nuanced political speeches in recent memory, but also because he played the futurist card. He talked about his own racially-mixed family, and speculated about how mixed-race community and people represent… » 3/20/08 3:25pm 3/20/08 3:25pm

Should Movies Update Classic Scifi, Or Go Retro?

There are two ways of taking a science fiction classic and bringing it to the screen: You can bring it up to date, setting it in the present day and revamping the characters accordingly, like Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds. Or you can set it in the era when it was written, and painstakingly recreate the time and… » 3/18/08 4:30pm 3/18/08 4:30pm