'12 Years a Slave'

How '12 Years a Slave' Exposes Early Rape Culture

by Akiba Solomon on Oct 28, 2013 2:51PM

The sexual violence against the enslaved woman Patsy reminds us that slavery lays in the DNA of rape culture

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, '12 Years a Slave'

'12 Years a Slave' In Cinematic Context

by Dexter Gabriel on Oct 25, 2013 4:29PM

For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, '12 Years a Slave' is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', History, Arts & Culture

A List of Every Theater That's Playing '12 Years a Slave'

by Jamilah King on Oct 21, 2013 1:16PM

The film opens nationwide on November 1.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On '12 Years a Slave'

by Jamilah King on Oct 18, 2013 7:00AM

Ejiofor was at first reluctant to tackle the role of Solomon Northup, but the story was too powerful to resist.

Topics: Arts & Culture, '12 Years a Slave'