“Born With It” (short film), Trailer

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016
“Born With It” (short film), Trailer

Born With It is a short film about an African-Japanese boy who identifies as Japanese, but the world sees him differently. Written and directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr., the story explores isolation, alienation, and racism. Aside from the heartbreaking, yet revealing documentary Hafu, Born might be the first of it’s kind: it’s a scripted film, Japan is a vital character, and […]

Iona Rozeal Brown’s Afro-Japanese paintings

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014
Iona Rozeal Brown’s Afro-Japanese paintings

Geishas rock afros, corn rolls and dreadlocks. They fashionably freeze with the same intensity that break dancers pose on the floor, but artist Iona Rozeal Brown’s acrylic painted Asiatic people are in black face, and they’re ri.dic.u.lous. Comic book motifs, Ukiyo-e prints, Kabuki theater, Noh, Byzantine religious painting, voguing and most notably hip-hop, mix together like two turntables playing tug […]

On The Scope 9-4-2014

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014
On The Scope 9-4-2014

Mangchi’s Nega Mola EP is here; the hammer has been dropped. Mangchi (Korean for hammer) is the musical super project of artist David Choe aka Igloo Hong, comedian/rapper/singer Steve Lee aka Quangou (Comedian/actor Bobby Lee’s brother), musician/producer Money Mark (Beastie Boys and many other projects) and their cast of talented friends have put together an amazing EP called […]