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Pure Horror

by Ann Morrow September 26, 2013

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  Child abduction. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and it’s in the news on a depressingly regular basis. In Prisoners, Hugh Jackman plays Keller Dover, a father searching for his missing daughter, and as each harrowing ...

Artist, Servant, Fighter, Spy . . .

by The Staff February 23, 2012

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Once again we present you with short essays about Oscar nominees we love (and, at the end, a few we don’t agree with.) While we may disagree about various nominated films and performances—check out our ...

Dark Girls

by The Staff January 12, 2012

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“Has anything really changed since the days of American slavery when dark-skinned Blacks were made to suffer even greater indignities than their lighter-skinned counterparts?” So ask dual director-producers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry in their ...

Palace Theatre

Feel-Good Pabulum

by Laura Leon August 18, 2011

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I know I’ve written this before, but when my sister Pamela and I first watched Gone With the Wind when it debuted on network TV in the late 70s, we had a major falling out ...