Film Review: “The Incident” (1967)
Larry Peerce’s “The Incident” is a savage, unremittingly intense experience parked rude and hostile, claustrophobically right up in our faces. We’re held hostage by the shocking, depraved torment and terrorizing of no less than 14 passengers in a single New York City subway car at roughly two in the morning during what feels like an eternity.
The stark black-and-white footage feels like a potent mirror of our true primal selves as human beings, that disturbing, unregulated self. Surely, Mr. …
Turning Back Fascism By Trump At A Crucial Moment In The Nation’s History
The champagne is still flowing around here. The celebrations are still going. More than four days (and counting) after Wolf Blitzer’s pronouncement at just after 11:24 am Eastern U.S. time on Saturday, November 7, 2020, here I sit, basking in the glory and relief of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s historic, landslide win.
How sweet it is.
While this win, which will see a Democratic presidential administration that includes the first female vice president in American history…
What you need to know. You must, must, must EARLY VOTE.
Please vote early. Here are the official state websites of every Secretary Of State/elections office for ALL 50 states and D.C. that you must consult. This is official, updated, factual information. This list will be constantly updated. Note: Absentee ballots and mail-in ballots are the same thing. Ask any Secretary of State. Please pass this list on.
Joe Biden will surely pick Susan Rice for VP. How can he not?
Susan Rice will be announced next week as the vice presidential pick of Joe Biden.
I think. Make that: I guarantee.
Former National Security Adviser. Former United Nations Ambassador. Susan Rice. World stage with international leaders. Experience isn’t overrated. Nor is know-how. And while no one is ever “ready” for all the challenges of becoming president on “day one”, Susan Rice would hardly be a bad choice should Biden win this November and serve only one term or less than one. …
Breaking the unbearable silence of the military sexual harassment of Vanessa Guillen
An American outrage. U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen was murdered on April 22, 2020. Killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas. Her killer, Aaron Robinson, took the easy way out, ending his life last week as police closed in on him for questioning. Unless you are in Houston, Texas, perhaps this story that you are reading is the first time you’ve heard of Vanessa Guillen, who was just 20 years old.
At this point, a warning: some of what you are about…
Lee’s powerful pacifist manifesto centers anguished Black war veterans’ cries against a perpetual U.S. government war machine
Film Review: “Da 5 Bloods”
Release date in the U.S.: Tonight at midnight (all time zones) on Netflix
“The war is never ending, whether in the mind or in reality,” a contemporary character says during a trek for buried gold left in the minefields of 1968 Vietnam by a fallen comrade in Spike Lee’s powerful pacifist manifesto “Da 5 Bloods”. Rigorous and intense, Mr. Lee’s epic is the first Vietnam War film centering the experiences, pain and tumult faced by Black men fighting…
A vote for justice this November. Right now, a movement against a system and the Donald Trump it created
There couldn’t be a more powerful juxtaposition: George Floyd on one side, Donald Trump and a system on another.
Millions of people in the U.S. have absolutely had it. They are voting with their feet. In the street. With their voices. With their consciences. During a pandemic. People are risking life and limb in this kind of early voting.
The People are voting for George Floyd.
They are casting a vote for justice in the names of just a few of…