# The District

The politics (lite) and culture (heavy) of the arts. Opinions abound.

Art vs. Artist vs. Optics: Why We Wrote a Slapstick Comedy About Race, Even Though One of Us is a (Gulp) White Guy

Art vs. Artist vs. Optics: Why We Wrote a Slapstick Comedy About Race, Even Though One of Us is a (Gulp) White Guy

Jokes can be a weapon disguised as entertainment. And because of their disarming nature, they can be more effective in demonstrating a point about inequality, prejudice, or oppression than a serious speech or dramatic monologue.

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7 min read

#Content: The Internet and the Democratization of Art

#Content: The Internet and the Democratization of Art

For years, the rich and the powerful have been the unseen gatekeepers of art and culture, using the concept of “exposure” as an exploitative currency. And for the first time in human history, that paradigm has changed.

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6 min read

I Hate Citizen Kane. I Love Sonic The Hedgehog.

I Hate Citizen Kane. I Love Sonic The Hedgehog.

Life is just too damn short to prevent yourself from enjoying something as an adult that you as a kid would have gone crazy over, merely because it didn’t have a screening in Cannes.

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6 min read

Why Representation Matters

Why Representation Matters

It’s long overdue we stopped pretending that media representation has no influence over how people are treated in the real world.

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4 min read

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