12 March 2015

Feminism has a crucial role to play in modern life, but I sometimes wish it would leave our fairy tales alone. The results of its revisionist meddling are too often unconvincing and unsatisfying.

Remember last year’s ...

Bookk cover with photo of Robert Kennedy surrounded by people and words Delta Epiphany with author name
13 February 2019

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, his brother, Robert Kennedy, the attorney general, lost more than most.  For much of his adult life he had sublimated himself to his brother’s wishes. They...

Book cover with rust colored top and black and white photo of Frederick Douglass below, with title of book
05 February 2019

When beloved Acorn Books on W. 5th Ave. began their three-month long-goodbye going-out-of-business sale a year ago, books were half-price. Nice.

Sad, but nice. I scored a few. Mostly World War II histories.

Then, after a...

Young black woman smiling and sitting at a desk with computer with one elbow on the desk and arm up by her face in front of a window
04 February 2019

Someone once observed that when a film borrows a few elements from earlier works, it’s considered unoriginal, but one that borrows every element is considered “well-researched.” In that sense, What Men Want is very well-...

One large and one small man both in black suits with white shirts and hats leaning on an old time film projector
26 January 2019

Stan & Ollie is an entertaining story for all viewers, but it’s a special treat for anyone who’s seen old Laurel and Hardy flicks. Besides being physically transformed to look like these iconic comedians, stars John C....

Black man and woman with eyes closed leaning their foreheads against each other
01 January 2019

With Moonlight, his 2016 breakthrough film, writer-director Barry Jenkins defied our expectations. If you knew the Oscar winner was set in a poor Miami neighborhood and that two of its characters were drug dealers, you still weren’t...

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