Author Archives: J. Chambliss

About J. Chambliss

Julian Chambliss is professor of History and coordinator of the Africa and African-American Studies program at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. With research, teaching, and service centered real and imaginary urban spaces, he is an interdisciplinary scholar and award-winning teacher. He has designed digital humanities projects to investigate community and document black culture in the United States. Follow him on Twitter @JulianChambliss.

F. Gary Gray Q&A: The Hard Life Lessons That Led To ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Originally posted on Deadline:
EXCLUSIVE: Studio execs who thought of F. Gary Gray as a go-to guy for taut thrillers like The Italian Job, The Negotiator, Law Abiding Citizen and Be Cool already are reassessing as Straight Outta Compton opens tomorrow…

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The Roots of New Urbanism: John Nolen’s Garden City Vision for Florida

by Bruce Stephenson The New Urbanism has invigorated city planning by invoking the tradition of American civic design to solve the conundrum of suburban sprawl. This “Florida-grown movement” originated with Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk’s plan for Seaside; a plan, … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Creative Class

This audio documentary examines Urban Rethink, a coworking/cultural hub in Orlando Florida. The documentary was created as the final project in HIS 347: The History of Urban America. The student researcher conducted interviews to understand Urban Rethink’s impact in light … Continue reading

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RTC Archive: Sports and the City

This was Julian Chambliss’ introduction to the March 2015 Rethinking the City (RTC) monthly meeting. “I’m a sportsman.” – Lucky Luciano What does Salvatore Lucania, Lucky to his friends (and enemies), have to do with our concerns this month? You … Continue reading

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Walkonomics: What Makes the Best Route?

Originally posted on THE DIRT:
User ratings for Park Row, New York, NY / Liz Camuti Most smartphone map apps give you several direct routes to get from Point A to Point B, but the quickest or most convenient path…

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RTC Archive: Speaking with Patrick Kahn

Rethinking the City speaks with Patrick Kahn about Snap Orlando. The mission of Snap! Orlando is to boldly increase the visibility and appreciation of the photographic medium as a significant cultural art form. Photography plays a critical role in society … Continue reading

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Marvel’s hip-hop inspired variant covers aren’t sitting well with some black nerds

Originally posted on Fusion:
This fall, Marvel’s releasing a series of variant covers to a number of its newly re-launched titles like Spider-Man/Deadpool, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Amazing Spider-Man. You’ll notice that each of the covers is styled after…

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