We’re super-excited to see ABC’s show black-ish starring mixed chick Tracee Ellis Ross playing a mixed chick! Can you believe it? Watch it live and tweet with us using hashtag #mixedremixed!-Heidi Durrow
You know how much we love and adore these guys. And you know how long we’ve been waiting for this new season to begin of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele? ANSWER: since the end of the last season! So it is with great delight that we’ll be watching our guys for the season premiere on 9/24. See you on the couch then!-Heidi Durrow
It’s official! Join us for the 2nd Annual Mixed Remixed Festival on June 13, 2015 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. We’re planning our programming now so if you have any ideas you’d like to share please email info(at)mixedremixed.org. SAVE THE DATE!–Heidi Durrow
We thought as the kids head back to school we’d share some of our favorite kids’ books for multiracial children and families for all those book reports that will be due soon. Check some of these out and let us know what you think!
- Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson (YA)
- Bird by Crystal Chan (YA)
- Amy Hodgepodge by Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts (series)
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA)
- Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena (YA)
- The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (YA)
- All the Colors of the Race by Arnold Adoff (poetry)
- I am Mixed by Sebastian Jones and Garcelle Beauvais
- I am Flippish by Leslie Ryan
- Half and Half by Lensey Namioka
Oh, and we’re also kind of partial to our Festival founder’s book which is written for adults but skews YA and is taught at high schools across the country: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
I’m excited to read this new book by Jess Row, Your Face in Mine. It’s about a white Jewish man who undergoes racial re-assignment surgery and becomes a black man. It puts me in mind of one of my favorite books by George Schuyler called Black No More. You can read a little about the book here in a New York Times story by Felicia Lee. And read Festival favorite writer Emily Raboteau’s New York Times Book Review take on the book here. —Heidi Durrow
UPDATE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ON OCT. 25, 2014 AT 11AM. SAME LOCATIONS! We’re excited to have our very first write-in. Now you can meet-up in Los Angeles and the Seattle Area. Bring your neglected work-in-progress and laptop or paper and pen and get energized by your fellow Mixed Remixed writers. And please let us know that you’re coming so we can save some tables together! RSVP here.
Los Angeles: at the Coffee Connection, 3838 S. Centinela Avenue, LA, CA.
Seattle: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Place, 17171 NE Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
See you then! – Heidi Durrow
I reviewed the book this film is based on for NPR a few years ago so I was eager to see how it translated to the big screen. And can I say I thought it translated quite well!
It’s a sweet fairy-tale kind of story and it’s also the kind of story that the Mixed Remixed Festival loves to celebrate: a story about our racial and cultural connectedness. I don’t think I’m spoiling it by saying that the story features not one but two interracial relationships. And well, it’s just a lovely story about longing, and dreaming and what it really means to make your dreams come true. Check it out! I think you’ll like it a lot!–Heidi Durrow