The "Its Alive" Project is a non-profit charity event benefiting St Jude Children’s Research fund. This year, the project celebrated The Bride of Frankenstein by having 90 artists reimagine busts of actress Elsa Lanchester.
The results are in, and they range from new takes on the classic Bride character, transformations of Lanchester’s likeness into other pop culture icons and completely original pieces.
Above are ten of my favorite busts, but I had a really hard time narrowing it down. Head to the It’s Alive Facebook page to see them all. You can see also these beauties in person at Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California next month.
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Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims
1. Criminalizing Blackness in America
2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares”
3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death
4. The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)
This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe