The City of Brass S. A. Chakraborty

  Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars and a mysterious gift for healing—are all tricks; both the means to the delightful end…

The Get Down Still Worth Watching

The Get Down is how hip hop was born in the middle of the disco craze, how hip hop enabled a poet and a romantic with no stage to finally find a stage. How guys like Bruce Lee and Mahammud Ali influenced the warrior mentality of battle rapping and the shit talking style they preceded…

Why Static Shock’s Return Is So Important, To DC & To Fans

From CBR Of the many announcements that came out of New York Comic Con, none were quite as surprising as the revelation that Milestone Comics was returning. After a long absence, DC Comics is bringing the world back as its own universe, Earth-M, and relaunching with four books. The big one, of course, is Static…

The Perfect Holiday Gift

The gift of reading is never trendy and neither is a good adventure. Give your loved one the Tales of Urban Horror and watch the adventure begin Available at Amazon

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

This Netflix feature dropped a year ago but it so worth the watch read the Shadow& Act review below Though we are drastically different human beings, I trust my sister more than anyone else on this planet. Despite the fact that we are only two years apart in age, our life experiences have often been…

Kiss the Sky: A Paranormal Romance by Nigia Stephens

Soaring naked over the towers of Manhattan, winged Sulnat discards her Valkyrie armor in favor of gliding through the peaceful skies. When dark, handsome Iraqi vet Jeremiah Gleason spies her midnight flights, she senses his wonder and swelling passion. Sulnat knows the love of human fighters is forbidden to her people… but what happens on…

Miles Morales Has Been Written By A Person Of Color – And That Matters

In 2011, Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli released the fourth issue of their miniseries Ultimate Fallout, detailing the aftermath of Spider-Man’s death –like, actual death, funeral and all–  in the Ultimate Marvel universe after an extended battle with the Sinister Six. Of course, no Marvel universe can really exist without a Spider-Man, which…

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A

In a shattering work that shifts between a woman’s private anguish over the loss of her beloved baby cousin and a scholar’s fierce critique of the American prison system, Danielle Allen seeks answers to what, for many years, felt unanswerable. Why? Why did her cousin, a precocious young man who dreamed of being a firefighter and a…

Moonlight,’ ‘Black Panther’ Production Designer on Big Break With Ryan Coogler

Hot off of Beyonce’s mini-movie music video “Lemonade” and Barry Jenkins’ awards-contender “Moonlight,” and now diving into Ryan Coogler’s third feature, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler seems to be Hollywood’s production designer of the moment. This story first appeared in the November 29, 2016 issue of Variety.   Her big break came with Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station”…