Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pretty Remarkable Interview with Charlton Heston on Orson Welles and the Making of Touch of Evil

I just ran across a great, unpublished interview with Charlton Heston on the making of Touch of Evil. Check it out here. The publicity still above features Heston as Miguel "Mike" Vargas, Mexico City-based federal narcotics agent in Touch of Evil. Here's video I recently posted featuring the involved scene Heston discusses in the interview.

Touch of Evil Newspaper Ad, release year 1958


Monday, August 27, 2012

The 'Max Factor' Factor: A Brief but Disturbing look at Dolls, Self-Loathing and the Awesome 'Power of Make-up' as a De-Racializing Agent.

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Yikes! Here's a sad, absurd, and fairly odd short blurb by writer Grace Gold on the increasingly common practice called ulzzang—a Korean word delicately translated as "to put on one's best face." I don't even know where to begin on this one, folks, so I'll leave it up to you!

Stereotypes and Anti-Immigrant Bias: "Latin Americans Viewed Most Negatively In Immigrant Comparison Study" {via The Huffington Post}