Episode 5: Unable to can

We’ve been away for over two weeks and so much has gone down in the world. From Muslim bans to the GRAMMYs we are saying all of the words left unsaid about current events. We’re talking about the “Cash Me Outside” Girl, Hurt Bae, the Remy Ma/Nicki Minaj “ShETHER” dis track, and everything that has gone down in the meantime and in between time. We also have a new #QTNA (questions that need answers) segment where we dissect national and world politics. Give us a listen and tweet us your thoughts @unbasicpodcast.

Episode 4: #Oscars

The Academy Awards are Kelundra’s favorite television event and Ashlee Haze indulged her by doing an Oscars live cast. I (Kelundra) used to have a tradition of waiting for the Oscars to come around and then spend the year leading up to the following year’s awards watching the movies that won the previous year. Nowadays I just watch the movies that I have an inkling will be nominated, and this year I managed to see La La Land, 13th, Hidden Figures,¬†Fences, and Moonlight. And, Haze watched all of the animated and short films. We watched the entire a show, from Justin Timberlake’s opening to Halle Berry’s wig to Gary from Chicago to the La La Land/Moonlight mix-up, and we’re breaking it down.

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#ThisBody, The New York Times and more shameless plugs

Ashlee Haze #unleashed

If you go to your local Lane Bryant, you might see a familiar face on the displays and advertisements. Ashlee Haze is one of the faces for Lane Bryant’s #ThisBody campaign, and she’s in great company with singer Lizzo and the dancers of Pretty Big Movement. Be unbasic and press play.

And if Haze wasn’t being amazing enough, she recently did an interview ¬†with Nylon magazine about empowering women of color through spoken word. Read it here.

Kelundra #unleashed

Kelundra recently did an interview with American Theatre magazine about the role of race in theatre criticism. The article was written in response to the recent New York Times Big River controversy. New York Times critic Laura Collins-Hughes reviewed the Encores! production of the musical Big River, which is loosely based on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. In the original review, Collins-Hughes brings up the issue of race, which struck a nerve with the show’s producer Jack Viertal, so much so that he wrote a letter to the Times’ editor. Get caught up the in the drama (all puns intended).