Kelela’s Hair is Sentient in the Sultry New Video for “Blue Light”

Take Me Apart is out now

Though she’s lapping the globe in support of her exceptional debut, Kelela has kept the months since its release ripe with eye and ear candy.

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Today, the singer releases her latest video from Take Me Apart, sharing a seductive clip for the single “Blue Light.” It follows a vibrant accompaniment for the kinetic lead-off “LMK,” but takes on a cooler and more intimate palette with the singer’s hair becoming its own sentient appendage. Continue reading

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Vietnam’s “Old Flames” Market, Where Jilted Lovers Sell Memorabilia from Failed Relationships

In Hanoi Vietnam, a young entrepreneur called Dinh Thang has found a creative solution to the post break-up blues. Instead of wallowing among the leftover relics of failed relationships, such as love letters and clothing, Thang has boxed them up and put a price tag on them. In February 2017 he founded the Old Flames Market where the broken hearted can gather together and sell the remnants of their affairs to curious customers.

“This fair is only one of those many cool ideas my friends and I came up with after a chit chat about ex-girlfriends, boyfriends, and things,” Thang told Vietnam News*. “After the break-ups, we found there were many objects left in our homes by old lovers, and we do not want to see them again since they remind us of unhappy memories. However, these things were still in good shape. It would harm the environment if we tossed them away. Then, we thought we should make an exchange with other people, so the objects would find new owners. They can buy new, good objects and we protect the environment. It’s a win-win.” Continue reading

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Film Producer Shannon Nash Reminiscences About Thomas Mikal Ford [Interview]

Film Producer Shannon Nash Reminiscences About Thomas Mikal Ford [Interview]

Photo Credit: Urban Movie Channel

Switching Lanes producer Shannon Nash shares with @Okayplayer her fond memories of the late, great Thomas Mikal Ford.

Thomas Mikal Ford, who passed away tragically and unexpectedly last year at the age of 52, is best known as Tommy “You Ain’t Got No Job!” Strawn on the classic ‘90s sitcom Martin. For five seasons straight, he kept us in stitches while it aired on Fox. But Ford was also a director of both stage and screen, and he also wrote two children’s books.

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One of the last projects he directed was Switching Lanes, an Urban Movie Channel film about a small town in Georgia divided across racial lines and two teenage girls—one black, one white—played by Jamila Thompson and Victoria Staley, who decide to unite the town. Featuring cameos from fellow ‘90s comedic stars Kim Fields and Terri J. Vaughn, Switching Lanes also features a pre-Dope and The Get Down Shameik Moore. Continue reading

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