It was November 19, and LA’s West Side was wrapped in a breeze uncharacteristic of a California night, but was a welcome interruption to the heatwaves the state is known for. The historic Odyssey Theater Ensemble, home of some of the city’s most multi-cultural plays and productions, housed the Sippin’ Poetry Slam Food Drive, hosted by the multi-hyphenated talent, poet, actor, and artist combo, Ahkei “KeiRock” Togun.Continue reading “Poetry, Community, and Deliverance: How KeiRock is Impacting Spoken Word”
***Updated, because a new Harley Quinn trailer dropped yesterday.***
Rocksteady Games’ Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, originally slated for release in 2022, is now set to launch on February 2, 2024.Continue reading “11 Optimistic ‘Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’ Thoughts (for Thanksgiving!)”
Brandon unleashes his fully armed and operational rant against billionaires and we recount our Turkey Murder Day adventures.Continue reading “FDI Cast 159: All You Need is a Hyundai Accent”
This week on Hard NOC Life, Britney and Keith remember Jason David Frank and discuss how much grief has preoccupied the nerd spaces with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the most recent episode of Andor.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 292: Thankful for ‘Andor’”
Have you ever had good turkey at Thanksgiving? We talk turkey and the glory of Sheetsgiving.Continue reading “FDI Cast 127: Turkey Murder Day”
We obviously look forward to the holidays for the food. Whether it’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Diwali, Día De Los Muertos, Seollal (Korean New Year), Nowruz (Persian New Year), or some other holiday, we always enjoy diving into a scrumptious feast with our loved ones to commemorate these occasions. But how exactly did some of these food traditions develop here in the United States, and what were the specific contributions of Immigrant and Indigenous communities?Continue reading “Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition’ is Wonderful and Moving”
Taste the Nation is famed cookbook author and TV personality Padma Lakshmi’s documentary series that highlights the American food of various communities of color and immigrants to the US. It’s an incisive and moving look at how BIPOC peoples all around the country have influenced and defined the nebulous and all-encompassing “American” cuisine, which is really just many cuisines from the communities highlighted in this series and beyond.Continue reading “Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition’ is Coming to Hulu in November”
It’s a quick holiday catch up because, well, no one’s doing shit right now. Also, Brandon has a really real job so he needs to sleep.
Remember, friends, no lights before gravy!
Brandon has experienced every part of this pandemic from employment wibbly wobbly to actually catching the ‘Rona. It’s been a wild 2020.
It’s that time of year! Visit our merch store at TeePublic to take advantage of 25% off all merchandise with the code NOC25! Click the image to start shopping now! We’ve also added some nerdy Holiday merch as well. Continue reading Our Holiday Merch Store Sale
On the latest episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith is joined by the hilarious actor/writer/director whose credits include 21 Jump Street, The Big Short, and the award-winning short film Hand Fart, Stanley Wong.