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The Side Eye: Humphrey Bogart's Son Rides The Restored 'African Queen'


In this latest episode of commemorating colonialism, Stephen Bogart, the son of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will take a ride on the newly renovated African Queen in the Florida Keys today. What IS it with folks wanting to rehash the colonial past? The riverboat, which was originally named "The Livingstone," was used in the 'classic' 1951 film The African Queen (also starring Katharine Hepburn as a missionary). To be fair, Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar for his role as the boat's captain (or whatever riverboat head honchos were called) Charlie Allnut, and Stephen wants to honor that - cool. But it's corny to spend $60,000 to resurrect a wack colonial riverboat and then not acknowledge that crucial history. Enjoy the breeze on the African Queen in the Florida Keys. Read the full story here.

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Photo: Nick Beeba

Interview: Sango's ‘Da Rocinha 4’ Is a Polished & Grinding Take On Baile Funk

We speak with the Seattle-based DJ and producer about his new album and the music bridges connecting Brazil, the US and the world.

It's a common joke in Brazil: once three or more Brazilian people gather together, they will start a WhatsApp group. The producer and DJ Kai Wright, who goes by the alias Sango, is well aware of that. While he is giving this interview through a Zoom call, a sound notification pops from his computer. "Do you hear that?" he says, amidst laughs. "It's WhatsApp, this album was made through WhatsApp groups."

Once and for all, Sango is not Brazilian. "I am an ambassador for that sound, but I am a Black American," he says. "That sound" is baile funk, the most prominent Brazilian electronic and popular music of the past decades. Born in Michigan and based in Seattle, Sango became a beacon for a new strain of baile funk around 2012, when he released the album Da Rocinha—a suite that he revisits in his new release, Da Rocinha 4.

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In Conversation with Candice Chirwa: 'Menstruation is More than Just Bleeding for Seven Days.'

South African activist Candice Chirwa, the 'Minister of Menstruation', speaks to us about what a period-positive world looks like, the challenges menstruators face even in 2020 and her important advocacy work with QRATE.