The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

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Not Worth the Silver: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

The gripping true story of Fred Hampton’s final days gets a dull adaptation that does the story no justice.

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 · Leave a comment

Here’s Why I ‘Hate’ It: ‘The Hate U Give’ – A Black Man’s (angry, incoherent) Review

Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel becomes a hypocritical melodrama that exploits BlackLivesMatter.

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 · 14 Comments

I saw ‘Black Panther’ last night and My Life is Better for it (My Non-Spoiler Review)

Black Panther isn’t “a hero who happens to be Black”. Rather, Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 · 3 Comments

Wandering All Over: ‘black odyssey’ at Cal Shakes

Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.

Sunday, 20 August, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cop. Out.

Want to know why Black people don’t trust police? Ask a Black person… like me.

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 6 Comments

That Show with the Naked Ladies

The naked female form is both canvas and instrument in this intriguing show.

Saturday, 1 February, 2014 · Leave a comment