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The Literary Origins of Netflix’s ‘Lupin’

As adaptations go, Lupin is close to perfect. Rather than directly translate the character to television, the writer George Kay imagines Lupin as the inspiration for a 21st-century con artist named Assane (played by Omar Sy).

(via The Atlantic)

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Ebony and Topaz

Ebony and Topaz was started in 1927, and featured essays, art, and poetry—nothing so dissimilar from Opportunity. It was likely because of the audience, argues art historian Caroline Goeser. While Opportunity explicitly tried to be a bridge toward racial equality, Ebony and Topaz was designed to “express a variety of creative responses to African American culture without the burden of appealing to a wide readership.” Johnson wanted to let the readers decide which pieces resonated and how. His hands-off approach to editing let “the writings and art of his contributors to evince a variety of themes.”

(via JSTOR Daily)

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Thing: remembering the Black queer zine and its relationship with house music

“Even before Thing reached peak circulation, it had become a lifeline for gay and trans people from all walks of life, Black and otherwise—and sometimes that was because of its music coverage.”

(Image credit: Terry Martin)

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36 Days of Type: Hip Hop Edition by Nadina Ali

Super dope art from Nadina!

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Black Britain through the eyes of Vanley Burke

African Liberation Day, Handsworth Park, 1977. Photo © Vanley Burke

“It’s about how do we preserve some idea of history within this space to make it clear that we’re not just passing through?”

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