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  • "Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't

    "Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't
    In many black homes, parents give their children “The Talk.” It covers everything from how full capitulation during interactions with cops can save your life to how some whites will be convinced they know everything about you before they even know your name, to how you will often have to work twice as hard to get half as much. What James Baldwin described as discovering “the weight of white people in the world” is a key component of “The Talk.” It is a primer coat slathered onto black skin to inure it against the words and stares and slights of the white world.
  • Allegory of the Cave: '20,000 Days on Earth' Spends 24 hours with Nick Cave

    Allegory of the Cave: '20,000 Days on Earth' Spends 24 hours with Nick Cave
    Nick Cave, like Narcissus or Miley Cyrus, is a myth. But he’s a myth who thinks about myths, writes about them, knows how they work, and builds this knowledge into each new layer of the myth he’s becoming. In this he’s like a number of...

    Film Calendar

    Film Calendar
    OCTOBER “The Central Park Five” (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon), Oct. 20, Towson University(Van Bokkelen Auditorium), 8000 York Rd., (410) 704-2000, events.towson.edu “The Godfather Part II” (Francis Ford Coppola),...

    "Diner" and "Cry-Baby"

    "Diner" and "Cry-Baby"
    We interviewed Mark Johnson, the executive producer of “Diner,” for Baltimore magazine once, and he talked about introducing Barry Levinson to John Waters for the first time. “They both started talking about their Baltimore and I...

    Free Range

    Free Range
    “I don’t like sweet popcorn,” said a friend who was dining with me.  Neither do I, to be honest, but I got caught up in the warm buzz at Pen & Quill (1701 N. Charles St., (410) 601-3588, penandquill.net) and ordered the candied pop...