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The Feel-Good National Museum
Mar 28, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #121 The debut of the National Museum of the American Indian was probably the Native story of the year in 2004. When the NMAI opened in...
Stereotypes Are MIA at the NMAI
Apr 22, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #122 As a Washington Post analysis (9/18/04) explained, the National Museum of the American Indian has little or nothing about Indians...
Red Lake Tragedy: Culture Kills
May 12, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #123 On March 21, Jeffrey Weise shot and killed ten people on the Red Lake Indian reservation. Some thoughts on this tragedy, and our...
Indians and Comics vs. Progress
May 25, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #124 According to the creators of CLOVERLEAF (ICI #117), the key question is whether modern-day civilization equals progress. That's...
PEACE PARTY vs. Toxic Waste
Jun 22, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #125 As a publisher of Native-themed comic books, I got an unusual invitation last fall: to attend a roundtable on nuclear waste. ...
Into the Archetypal West
Jul 21, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #126 In June, Steven Spielberg'
s "Into the West" premiered on TNT. "A sprawling, multigenerational drama spanning the years 1825 to...
Gaming Clichés in Pulp Fiction
Aug 28, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #127 In Elmore Leonard'
s crime novel "Tishomingo Blues," the fictitious Tishomingo tribe runs a casino in Tunica, Mississippi. This...
Teaching Through Time Travel
Sep 25, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #128 A noteworthy Indian comic book debuted earlier this year. As the publisher explains on its website: Layne Morgan Media is proud...
Graphic Nonfiction: Sitting Bull
Oct 11, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #129 A bumper crop of Native-themed comics has appeared on the shelves recently. Let's see how the entries fare in this month's...
A Fine NORTHWEST PASSAGE
Nov 4, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #130 In August yet another in a bumper crop of Native-themed comics debuted. NORTHWEST PASSAGE is a "bite-sized historical graphic...
t; Full of Cheer
Dec 7, 2005
Indian Comics Irregular #131 Back in 2002, I wrote about "Christmas in the Clouds," a Native-themed movie then still in production. I described it as "a...
Rascally "Rabbit and Bear Paws"
Jan 3, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #132 A new Native comic strip has debuted in Canada. According to its creator, Chad Solomon (whose notes I've adapted): "Rabbit and...
s "Better" Is Best of 2005
Jan 27, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #133 The comic strip "For Better or Worse" has always been a leader in portraying indigenous people authentically. Nevertheless,...
Captain America, Indian Hero
Feb 14, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #134 In the Marvel Comics universe, Captain America (Steve Rogers) embodies all that is good about the country. Although he's a blond...
Media Creates Misperceptions
Mar 12, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #135 Why bother with Indian mascots and other stereotypes, people sometimes ask? Don't Native people have more important things to...
"New World," Old Myth
Mar 29, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #136 Some reactions to Terrence Malick's "The New World," a retelling of the Pocahontas myth that premiered in December. The Good ...
Casino Shark on "Veronica Mars"
Apr 25, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #137 On the March 15 episode of "Veronica Mars," an Indian named Leonard Lobo (Gil Birmingham) supposedly owns several casinos. Like...
39;s" Point Is Obvious
May 19, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #138 Soon after Terence Malick's "The New World" came another Native-themed movie, "End of the Spear." As the NY Times (2/1/06)...
"Black Cloud" Has Silver Linings
Jun 6, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #139 Back in 2004, Rick Schroder of "Silver Spoons" and "NYPD Blue" fame made a movie about a Navajo boxer. Last year it opened in...
Comics Good for Your Health
Jul 1, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #140 An impressive aboriginal comic book has just debuted. An article about it in the Vancouver Sun (6/19/06) tells the tale: Suicide...
Reality Bites Native Actors
Jul 22, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #141 According to the Screen Actors Guild, the trend for dramatic actors isn't good. It's particularly unsavory for minority actors....
COMANCHE MOON Rises to Top
Aug 9, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #142 A few months ago, I read what may be the best graphic novel ever about Indians. Here's the lowdown (from the book's back cover): ...
Slam Dunk and Strike Out
Aug 26, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #143 I don't get a chance to report on every Native movie when it hits the theaters. Here are a couple I haven't mentioned ... until...
Mad Mel's Upcoming "Apocalypto&qu
Sep 20, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #144 As you've undoubtedly heard, Mel Gibson has been in the news recently. A website summarized what happened when the cops pulled...
Alert: PEACE PARTY on TV
Sep 21, 2006
PEACE PARTY Showcased on "The War at Home" Native-Themed Comic Book Is First to Appear on National TV Set your TiVos and VCRs! PEACE PARTY, the multicultural...
; Follows "Fast Runner"
Oct 9, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #145 What's the story here? Drawn from events and stories collected in the notebooks of a real-life Danish explorer and ethnographer...
Tantalizing TV Tidbits
Nov 1, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #146 Here's the latest TV news posted at BlueCornComics.
com: PEACE PARTY posters appeared several times on the September 24 episode of...
Beach Buzz Raises "Flags"
Nov 25, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #147 "Flags of Our Fathers," Clint Eastwood'
s latest movie masterwork, tells the story of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima and its...
Gibson's Buckets of Blood
Dec 16, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #148 Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto&qu
ot; has finally arrived. The movie tells the tale of the forest-dweller Jaguar Paw, who is captured by Maya...
The Death-Dealing Maya
Dec 31, 2006
Indian Comics Irregular #149 How stereotypical is Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto&qu
ot;? Very, according to film and cultural critics: The creepy, dead-eyed king looks...
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