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23 October 2022

During my decades-long teaching career, I have found that one of the reasons students shy away from history classes is they are afraid they will be forced to “memorize all those dates.” One pair of dates that they had tp grapple with...

Monster attacking woman
20 October 2022

Let's rewind the clocks back to 1978. John Carpenter's "Halloween" kicks off the slasher genre into high gear with inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho. That creates the end of 70s early 80s big slasher hits. Inevitably creating...

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18 October 2022

For years I have been wondering when someone would write a book about Constance Baker Motley, one of the most consequential activists in the modern-day freedom movement. Brown-Nagin, Dean of the Radcliffe Center for Advanced Studies and...

Man and woman
04 October 2022

Mystery-thriller “Don't Worry Darling” is Olivia Wilde's sophomore outing as a director; she made “Book Smart,” a brilliant coming-of-age buddy comedy film. Florence Pugh and Harry Styles play Alice and Jack Chambers. They live in what...

Black preacher and wife in big thrones
20 September 2022

"Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul" is based on Writer/Director Adamma Ebo's short from 2018 with the same name, inspired by her complicated relationship with organized religion. Ebo's screenplay critiques the current status of Black...

MIlitary looking men facing off a group of people
13 September 2022

Welcome to Riotsville – a fictional town built by the U.S. military. Using footage shot by the media and the government, the film explores the militarization of the police and the reaction of a nation to the uprisings of the late '60s,...


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