Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede—who writes about film, books, music, and his life in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, the USA, and the UK for The Stranger—was born near a steel plant in Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe. He has no memory of this birth, but he does remember noticing himself in the mirror for this first time—it happened on May 3, 1972. Mudede is also a filmmaker: Two of his films, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and Zoo was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, C Theory, and academic journals. He also wrote the liner notes for Best of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Elektra Years. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

Recent Articles by Charles Mudede

When Will Seattle's Covid Bubble Burst?

Visiting Vancouver B.C. During the Pandemic

Why It's Impossible to Be Excited About the New Matrix

A Van Gogh Immersive and an Odd Plant Sale: Here's What We're Doing Around Seattle This Weekend

Kinky Stories and a New Music Festival: Here's What We're Doing Around Seattle This Labor Day Weekend

Netflix's The Chair Unfairly Maligns Students, but Sandra Oh Rules

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