Jade, For Hire! The Mystery of the Missing Worker.

Looking for work during a race and class war ain’t easy, its hard enough already–why were they fired in the first place from… Jamazon.com! Find out this week in… Jade for Hire! Jade, For Hire! is written by Michael Gene Sullivan, directed by Velina Brown. Commercials written by Marie Cartier. Music and lyrics by Daniel Savio. Music production by Dred Scott. Audio engineering and sound design by Taylor Gonzalez. This episode of Jade, For Hire! featured Velina Brown, Andre Amarotico, Lizzie Calogero, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Brian Rivera, with Daniel Savio, Marie Cartier, Marissa…

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The 16-Year-Old Algerian Artist Who Influenced Picasso and Matisse

By Jane Drinkard In the 1940s, a 16-year-old girl captured the minds of the art world’s elite. The self-taught Algerian artist, Baya Mahieddine (1931-1988) — known as Baya — is finally being celebrated in the first North American exhibition of her work, at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery,through March 31. Baya used gouache as her primary medium, depicting a world without men but full of bright images of women, nature, and animals. The bold patterns in her work are attention-grabbing, but her life story is even more so. Baya was born Fatma Haddad, in…

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Shyam Selvadurai’s ‘Funny Boy’ to be released on Netflix

Deepa Mehta’s latest film, an adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s Sri Lanka-set coming-of-age novel “Funny Boy,” has been picked up by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing, and will land on Netflix this December, Variety revealed. The Oscar-nominated “Earth” and “Midnight’s Children” director wrote the screenplay for the film alongside Selvadurai, whose debut 1994 novel is set in Sri Lanka during the 1970s and 1980s and was ground-breaking in its discussion of identity politics against the backdrop of escalating conflict between the island nation’s Sinhalese majority and Tamil minority. Shot on location in…

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