DUST, an online media company focused on all things science fiction, has recently rolled out a new series. Titled Afrofuturism, the short videos within the collection explore how specific black artists and figures helped shape afrofuturism, an aesthetic that combines science fiction, African history, magical realism, with the past, present, and future experiences of being black in our society. For their newest installment, DUST has produced a new video focused on George Clinton. The short, vibrant video is narrated by Little Simz and looks at Clinton’s out-of-this-world aesthetic and impact on music. Previous segments of Afrofuturism have focused on Sun Ra and Star Trek’s Uhura, and episodes on Jimi Hendrix and Missy Elliot are slated to come out in the future. Check out the new video below, courtesy of DUST.[H/T Okayplayer]
DELTA, Utah (April 29) – The eighth annual EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour opens this weekend at Millard County Raceway, with a pair of $1,000 to win features for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds. Pit gates at Delta open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3. Hot laps are at 5:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Both features are qualifying events for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and all applicable IMCA points will be awarded.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 for drivers and $20 for crew members. More information is available by calling 801 414-8137 and at the www.millardcountyraceway.com website.Series winners last season at Delta were Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., and Dustin Hansen of Myton.Alvarado became a three-time tour champion in 2013 and now leads all drivers with 31 WWMT career checkers.Half a dozen doubleheaders are on the series schedule this season. Sweetwater Speedway at Rock Springs, Wyo., hosts May 30 and 31 events.
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 3) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes its second of three visits this season to West Liberty Raceway on July 8. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for next Tuesday’s $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start IMCA Late Model show. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps.Admission to the grandstand is $16 for adults and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying paid adults. Pit passes are $30. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds also run on Tuesday, for all applicable points. More information is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Colby Springsteen of Wapello was the winner of the April 12 Deery feature at West Liberty. The 28th annual series concludes there on Oct. 3 and 4.Springsteen is one of the six drivers to have won a Deery feature in as many events so far this season. Point leader Justin Kay of Wheatland, Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Terry Neal of Ely, Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., and most recently Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls have also added to their respective career win totals.Guss and defending series champion Brian Harris of Davenport have each won two of the previous seven Deery features held at West Liberty. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 282; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 277; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 260; 4. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 248; 5. Jason Rauen, Farley, 244; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 243; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 240; 8. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 223; 9. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 215; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 213; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove, 206; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 203; 13. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 165; 14. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 140; 15. Terry Neal, Ely, 134; 16. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 129; 17. John Emerson, Waterloo, 127; 18. Ronald Klein, Sherrill, and Spencer Diercks, Davenport, both 126; 20. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 118.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Both Syracuse and Hartford snapped four-game winless streaks last week. For the Orange, Sergio Camargo’s 64th-minute goal broke a scoreless tie against No. 15 Virginia Tech. For the Hawks, senior midfielder Quenton Swift scored an 83rd-minute game-winner at Vermont.The No. 10 Orange (9-3-1, 3-2-1 Atlantic Coast) and Hawks (5-6-3, 1-1-2 America East) meet for the second straight year Tuesday night on Yousuf Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium.Here’s what you need to know ahead of the matchup.All-time series: The teams have met only once, a 2-2 tie last year.Last time they played: A year ago almost to the day, Syracuse and Hartford played to a 2-2 tie. Julian Buescher scored both of SU’s goals. The Orange outshot the Hawks 15-6 and posted nine corner kicks to Hartford’s two but allowed goals to Andre Morrison and Blake Jones. Morrison, a junior defender, has two goals this year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hartford report: The Hawks lost to Massachusetts 2-3 in overtime last month and tied Albany three days before the Great Danes beat Syracuse, 2-1. SU beat UMass, 3-0, on opening night. Eight different players have scored for a Hartford team that’s netted only 15 goals and given up 17.In Hartford’s last game, eight freshmen and one sophomore started. This young Hawks team has played one ranked team, Maryland. The then-No. 4 Terrapins won, 5-0.Sixth-year head coach Tom Poitras, who guided the Hawks to a program-best 8-0 home record in 2014, leads the Hawks. They’re 5-5-5 at Alumni Stadium since.How Syracuse beats Hartford: Score. And score early. In games Syracuse notches two or more goals, the Orange is 7-0. In games the Orange scores in the first half, it’s 6-1. When SU doesn’t score in the first half, it’s only 1-2-1.During its program-best 8-0 start, Syracuse scored 19 goals. In the five games since, SU’s offense has managed only three goals. The Orange scored two or more goals in seven of its first eight games. It’s been shut out twice, held to one goal three times in the five games since.Stat to know: 8 — Hartford places dead last in the eight-team America East Conference in goals (1.07) and assists per game (0.93).Player to watch: Udi Cohen, midfielder, No. 7The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior midfielder is Hartford’s primary playmaker, leading the team in shots on goal, with 10. A native of Israel, Cohen has racked up two goals and four assists in 12 games. As a sophomore in 2014, he was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team with his team-leading 11 points. Comments Published on October 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21