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Pure Horror

by Ann Morrow September 26, 2013


  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


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


“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


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 ...