8 Magazines | 21,962 Articles | 11,140 Followers | 1 Like | @gitten4 | MA in American Studies. Freelance essayist and lecturer.
A New Jersey teenager remains in stable condition after being shot seven times by police as he ran away from officers. The 14-year-old, Radazz Hearns, was unarmed, according to a lawyer representing the family.
The shooting occurred on Friday, while state troopers and a Mercer County sheriff’s …Policing
David Milch's extraordinarily sweary HBO Western series Deadwood was abruptly cancelled after three seasons in 2006, meaning it never got to conclude …Movies
For half a century, the legendary director found talent who brought beauty, wit, and danger to the screen.
Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for leading ladies. From veteran actresses to Hollywood ingenues, the director worked tirelessly to ensure that his thrillers dropped like musical chords—every note …Alfred Hitchcock
Natasha Minsker: Now, a new poll shows that California voters overwhelmingly see a problem with biased policing in our state and support reforms to …Racism
Andre Anderson, who is currently heading Ferguson's police department, was served with an order of protection after he allegedly hit a woman.
Andre Anderson, the interim police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has some troubling blemishes on his record, including an order of protection filed against him …Policing
One year ago, our nation got a wake-up call.
The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 was the third in a string of five police killings of unarmed …Michael Brown
As new clashes between the police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, revive concerns about the growing use of military-type gear by local cops, …Policing
The controversial right-wing “patriot” group that calls itself the Oath Keepers put both protestors and police on edge while visiting a protest in …
Peaceful demonstrations designed to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer turned …Ferguson, MO
Larry Wilmore marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with a bit …Larry Wilmore
Was that the light winning again? Who the hell knows?
The best thing I can say for last night’s 90-minute “True Detective” finale, “Omega Station,” is that it’s very beautiful. The direction of this season has left me a bit cold, but material aside—very, very aside—“Omega Station” is the first …TV
One last killing spree isn't enough to give Season Two a reason to live
The moment the phrase "90-minute season finale" flashed on screen last week, it was all over for True Detective but the shooting. A shoddy second season had by then partially redeemed itself with a pair of tight, tense episodes …True Detective
The first GOP presidential debate and Senator Chuck Schumer’s concurrent announcement that he will oppose the proposed deal with Iran are …Nagasaki
The legendary Bill Murray will grace the screen in Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female reboot. But how he got there is a movie unto itself.
During a 2010 trip to the Late Show with David Letterman, the inimitable Bill Murray, wearing a fur hat, bedazzled purple shirt, and with his leg in a sling, regaled …Bill Murray
Washington (CNN)American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy …Racism
Ben Affleck has spoken about his upcoming role as Batman and compared the character to Hamlet.
The actor, who will star in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, revealed that he wasn’t nervous about following in Christian Bale’s footsteps in a new interview with Entertainment …Ben Affleck
It may appear that America's very painful journey in dealing with race relations has taken yet another difficult detour. Over the last 22 days, words and phrases characterizing Black and White youth and their behaviors have flooded social media and online news agencies. The very definition of these …Ethnic Violence
"It’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age”
While there’s been a noticeable trend of female celebrities speaking out against their treatment in Hollywood, Sandra Bullock is addressing the issues closer to home: how the media sees women in general, particularly …Sandra Bullock
Ernest Hemingway took his life on this day, July 2, back in 1961.
Below are obscure facts about the novelist's life, pulled from old interviews and personal accounts by the writer.
1. Hemingway apparently once lived, got drunk and slept with a bear.
Former New Yorker staff writer Lillian Ross had a …Ernest Hemingway
My grandmother was born Black and poor in Trujillo's Dominican Republic. She was only five years old when the state-sanctioned killings of thousands …Dominican Republic
“The Third Man”: Why this masterful 1949 Euro-noir about the age of American arrogance and power is more relevant than ever
Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten play Cheney and Bush (almost) in Graham Greene and Carol Reed's restored thriller
British director Carol Reed’s 1949 Euro-noir “The Third Man” is justly famous among movie buffs and film scholars for its black-and-white cinematography, its memorable zingers, its …Movies
Once and for all: Anyone who talks about the flag as a symbol of heritage is flat-out wrong
I am a Southerner by both birth and heritage. I come from a long line of poor white cotton farmers on both sides of my family. Three of my four great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate Army. The fourth …Liberal News
I turn 30 in a couple of months. And I lead a very different lifestyle from where I am.
Most friends my age are employed, working hard at their jobs …Happiness
Russell Cobb | This Land Press | August 2014 | 16 minutes (3,976 words)
This Land PressFor this week’s Longreads Member Pick, we are thrilled to share …Indigenous Peoples
Ten great movies you can stream on Netflix this month.
Poised in front of the TV without anything to watch? We've all been there. Fortunately, Netflix is always expanding its library, and we've sifted through the additions to find the 10 best movies you can stream starting tomorrow.
Grandma's Boy …Netflix
A rash of church fires in the South, most of them at black churches, has religious leaders and civil rights activists concerned, particularly on the …
That big scene at the start of Terminator Genisys, when Old Arnold Schwarzenegger fights Young Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not as cool as you might think. Some filmmaker somewhere could’ve teased out the resonance of a moment like that: A battle across time, the young man at his absolute apex of …
In 1984, a $6.4 million sci-fi chase flick by a skinny 29-year-old whose prior feature directing credit was a T&A horror flick called Piranha II: The Spawning became a surprise hit, launching the career of future King of the World and depths-plumbing oceanographer James Cameron. He'd sold his …Terminator
Equal parts lifestyle porn and horror movie, NBC's cult hit has quite a bite
Hannibal often gets praised as the best serial-killer drama on TV — but that's kinda like praising Treetop Cat Rescue as the finest show about getting kittens out of trees. As a subject for thrillers exploring the dark side …TV