We have a new feature for everyone. Once a month we’ll be posting a list of’ Our Favourite Things’ from that month. They include a range of articles, tidbits, music, geek fun, literature, just about anything!
This is a production company from the UK that organises rap battles. It’s in my favourites because in addition to the expletives, the mum jokes and the gay jokes of rap battles I’ve seen before there’s also Shakespearean quotes, references to academic theory and comic book heroes, as well as chess related insults. One performer even rapped an entire round in Elizabethan English.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person.” -Reddit user coolstoryreddit
Finally; someone said it.
That’s a good look for you, bro. Orange is of course, the new black.
“It’s tempting to see your enemies as evil, but there’s good and evil on both sides in every war ever fought.” Click, enjoy, fangirl is you must.
This movie left me speechless, which let me tell you – that’s a very difficult thing to do. I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. It’s just fantastic. Some parts were sort of uncomfortable, but such is life. “Sometimes awful things have their own kind of beauty.”
This book is an interesting and extensive history of maps as we know them today. It’s interesting because visually, Garfield attempts to redefine our notion of the visual world. Did you ever think that the way the map is has negatively influenced out perception of our geography? Or maybe positively fed it?
I wish I was in Nassau for this, but alas, I am not but anyone would be loathe to miss this. Mortimer is a talented film maker with pieces such as Children of God and Float. Mortimer’s work is primarily based in The Bahamas and examines some social or cultural issue on the islands.“Passage” is a Bahamian made film that tells the story of a group of Haitians being smuggled into the United States by a Bahamian Boat Captain.
Mrs. Pamela Burnside makes an excellent argument for the advancement of Bahamian arts/culture.
Oh how I love this show. Besides the stunning visual effects, the acting is sublime and just, kick ass. Nuff said.
Small social media acts like these are significant in raising the popular profile of museums in pop culture.
He’s one of my favorites this month because of his response to racist comments that have been made about their marriage. Here’s the quote…
“Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half-black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half-black does not mean I am blinded. The problem isn’t pigmentation… the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”
It’s 2014 for God’s sakes people….are we really still dealing with racism? I’m so over it!
I CANNOT WAIT to watch this movie….and I hope that it lives up to my expectations, but from what I’ve seen in the trailer I think it will. It gives me goosebumps every time I see it.
“Im all about good times, great books and even better sex.” – Nas
Isn’t that what life is really all about? I think so. I’m not sure if Nas actually said that, but I found it on the internet…and everything on the internet is true, right?
Because it’s about time that our country gets some good publicity. I’m not sure if the performance was aired on tv because I don’t watch sports at all, but in any event this is definitely a good look for The Bahamas.
“My God is so Big” – The lyrics are simple, “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do…for you!”. This is in my favourites this month because I often find myself worrying about things that I probably shouldn’t worry so much about, and I am always praying for and looking for a way to ease my mind. It took me (and all of my Facebook friends) about two weeks to figure out what she was singing and when I finally did (with help from her teachers), it came as a huge reminder to me to just let go and let God.
We hope you enjoyed everything!