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Before Trayvon Martin, There Was Oscar Grant

By Hrang Vartanian A mural by street artist LNY, with some help from artists COST, ENX, and Ellis Gallagher, now dominates the very busy corner of Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The work is a creative commission … Continue reading

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Lucille Clifton – Homage to My Hips

Lucille Clifton (June 27, 1936 – February 13, 2010) is a hidden gem of American poetry. In some respects in my opinion she’s on par with Gil-Scot Heron as an inspiration for what will become hip-hop. Her material celebrated African-American … Continue reading

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Sonia Sanchez – Catch the Fire

I was awakened to Sonia Sanchez about 2-3 years ago when she became Philadelphia’s first poet laureate. In my opinion, she is a gem of American literature. Her poetry resonates and communicates to me on so many different levela. Each time I … Continue reading

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Gwendolyn Brooks – The Mother

“The Mother” by Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks is as poignant today as it was when she wrote it in 1963. In fact, it may have been even more so in 1963; Roe vs Wade was not decided until 1973. The speaker … Continue reading

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Generation Um

Keanu Reeves leads the cast in Michael Mann’s story of one day in the life of three New Yorkers. I can relate to this movie. Opening May 28, 2013.

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Welcome to the Punch

Interesting action/adventure film opening March 27, 2013. Welcome to the Punch stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class and Wanted), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Andrea Riseborough.

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Star Trek Into the Darkness

Here’s the new trailer for the March 17, 2013 release. It looks like another IMAX ticket for me. 🙂

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The Host

Saorise Ronan (Atonement and Hanna) stars as Melanie/Wanda in this sci-fi thriller opening on March 29, 2013. The Host also stars Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Bokeem Woodbine.

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Monsters University

I will just come right out and say it: 95% of the audience of this movie will be adults. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their voice roles as Mike and Sulley in this sequel to 2001’s Monsters Inc.. Monsters University opens … Continue reading

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Stoker

Not sure when this thriller will be released in the U.S. but, if you are a U.K. brother or sister its in your cinemas now. Looks really good. Stoker stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode.

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