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  • "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story

    "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story
    When Tre’Quan, a student of mine, threw hands at a student in the cafeteria of the repurposed William H. Lemmel Middle School in West Baltimore this fall and then resisted police—getting cuffed and put in the squad car—most in the school shrugged. After all, he was coming back this year after some time in the juvenile system and wore his street persona without affectation, irony, or wannabe-ness. He self-identified as a “Real Nigga.”
  • Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"

    Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"
    The Sacrament Directed by Ti West Available for streaming on Netflix A Vice magazine fashion photographer receives a letter from his troubled sister Caroline (Amy Seimetz), living at Eden Parish, a secluded, communal farm run by a mysterious man...

    "Shostakovich 5: Notes for Stalin"

    "Shostakovich 5: Notes for Stalin"
    Dmitri Shostakovich's opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” was immensely successful in the U.S.S.R. after it was published in 1934—until Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin saw the performance in January 1936. Two days later, under...

    Good Riddance

    Good Riddance
    Gone Girl Directed by David Fincher Showing at the Senator Theatre and other theaters Oct. 3 On the surface, David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel tells the story of the dissolution of the marriage of Nick...

    Free Will Astrology 9/24/14

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s no secret. The wealthy 1 percent of the population has been getting progressively wealthier. Meanwhile, the poor are becoming steadily poorer. I’m worried there is a metaphorically similar trend in your life. Am...