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Name: Arts Humana
Date registered: August 21, 2015

Biography

Lakita’s geek force within was first publicly observed when she bopped to Herbie Hancock’s “Rock It” video as a very young child. This same said force was nurtured in adolescence through many weekends watching “Star Trek: Original Series” with her father and VHS binge-reserving “The Twilight Zone” television series from her nearest nerd sanctuary, the public library! Lakita also considers herself a public service “lifer” and supports youth voice inspired and empowered by the arts. A live tweeter and competitive trivia leaguer with dreams of learning esperanto or coding one day (whichever comes first), you can usually find her on twitter: @artshumana

Latest posts

  1. TOON IN: Interview with Ben Passmore — May 12, 2017
  2. Mensa Mind Games: Bringing Your A+ Game — April 29, 2017
  3. INTERVIEW: The (Re)Mixed Martial Arts of Shaolin Jazz — April 25, 2017
  4. Interview: MOONGIRL’S AMY REEDER and BRANDON MONTCLARE — October 31, 2016
  5. Event Recap: The 2016 National Book Festival — September 26, 2016

Author's posts listings

May 12 2017

TOON IN: Interview with Ben Passmore

Smokin' sweet signature from Ben Passmore on my copy of "Your Black Friend" at SPX 2016.

With Toon In, I talk one-on-one with comics artists on projects they are working, how they got into the comics life, and most importantly what keeps them going! TOON IN: Artist Chat with Ben Passmore I first met Ben Passmore and his art at the 2016 Small Press Expo or SPX (a great indie comics …

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Apr 29 2017

Mensa Mind Games: Bringing Your A+ Game

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Today marks the fifth anniversary of International Tabletop Day, a day devoted to the playful discovery and fun of board games. To get in the gaming holiday spirit, I recently had a chance to get a behind the scenes look at the 2017 Mensa Mind Games. An annual event for American Mensa members since 1990, Mind …

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Apr 25 2017

INTERVIEW: The (Re)Mixed Martial Arts of Shaolin Jazz

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What do Jazz, Classic Kung Fu Cinema, and Hip-Hop have in common? A lot more than people think, and Shaolin Jazz has the mix-tape to prove it! This month I attended a couple of events for the Kungfu Wildstyle pop-up exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art (this exhibition is awesome–check it out before …

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Oct 31 2016

Interview: MOONGIRL’S AMY REEDER and BRANDON MONTCLARE

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For  the October ComiGamAni episode of Geek Soul Brother and the Nerdy Venoms–a podcast where the Nerdy Venoms deep-dive into the world of comics, games, and anime–we interviewed creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, the Glyph Award winning duo behind “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.” In this interview we hear how Amy and Brandon collaborate to …

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Sep 26 2016

Event Recap: The 2016 National Book Festival

My Gene Luen Yang Bookmark/Action Figure!

The 16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival — Celebrating the Journey of Reading On September 24th an estimated 200,000 people journeyed to Washington, DC, for the National Book Festival. This free festival hosted by the Library of Congress featured over 120 authors. Somewhere, my friends, Ray Bradbury is smiling. 2016 National Book Festival highlights included: …

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Sep 13 2016

Film Review: For The Love Of Spock

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For the Love of Spock (2016) A Logical Love letter to Star Trek’s Iconic Vulcan   For the Love of Spock started as a Star Trek 50th anniversary tie-in documentary helmed by Adam Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy’s son. After Leonard’s passing in 2015, the focus of the documentary became more personal for Adam–turning into an exploration of the man …

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Sep 06 2016

Star Trek Reflections: Tim Russ

Actor Tim Russ

This July, I had the opportunity to attend StarQuest Con, a Star Trek convention just an hour outside Washington, DC. It was at StarQuest that I had a chance to meet actor, director, and musician Tim Russ! While Tim is known is for portraying the Vulcan Starfleet officer Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, Tim has made …

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Jul 31 2016

Shadow Scout Commentary: Cautionary Tech Tales

Thanks to Pokémon GO, augmented reality (AR) has been on our minds quite a bit. By merging the virtual world with the actual world on a grand scale so quickly, many outrageous Pokémon GO stories sound like urban legends …did you hear the one about these GO players who found (fill in your favorite Law & …

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Jul 20 2016

Concert Review: John Carpenter: Live Retrospective

Lincoln Theater after John Carpenter Show

John Carpenter: The Man, The Synth, The Legend When most people think of John Carpenter, the focus often shifts to his work as a director. After all, Carpenter has made a career of filming distinctive thrillers, killers, and chillers. [For the public record, this blogger’s John Carpenter Top 5: “They Live”, “Starman”, “Big Trouble in …

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Jun 27 2016

Film Review: THE SHALLOWS: Buoy Meets Girl, and Gull

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The tide is high but I’m holdin’ on / I’m gonna be your number one / I’m not the kind-a girl who gives up just like that, oh no  -Opening Lyrics to “The Tide is High”, Blondie (1980) In “The Shallows,” Blake Lively takes to the screen as Nancy, a down and out med student …

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