Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a photo of Solange via Facebook.

Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a photo of Solange via Facebook.

Last Friday, Solange Knowles released her fourth album, A Seat at the Table. On Sunday, Solange released two videos directed by her husband, Alan Ferguson, for the songs “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair.” October belongs to ghosts and Solange. In fact, she can have the rest of this very difficult year. Read this interview with Solange and her mother, Tina Lawson, in Saint Heron.

Photo via IMDB.

Photo via IMDB.

October means Halloween, which means a celebration of horror cinema! Film writer Kit Duckworth has curated a list of films to watch during the spookiest month of the year. Enjoy!

Director Ava DuVernay’s documentary, 13th, explores the legacy of slavery in the current prison-industrial complex and the phenomenon of mass incarceration. In this interview, DuVernay talks about the process of making the film, including confronting her own prejudices on the matter. ♦