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Dershowitz, Guthrie and Some Nice Movies

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Drug prohibition is the elephant in the room of the racial profiling debate–the conflict wouldn’t exist were cops not allowed to harass law-abiding drivers in the first place. That they are is a direct result of the Drug War’s erosion of constitutional rights. Think this will come up when Alan Dershowitz leads a seminar on [&hellip
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TV, Hitchcock, Immodest Gals and Varnishkes

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It occurs to me, though, as I peruse this week’s coming events, that aversion might always be better fuel for nostalgia than affection. In fact it’s hard to love something consistently throughout your whole life. Could it be that the vulnerability that automatically comes with pure enjoyment–fears of dependence, loss and of being laughed at–makes [&hellip
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Hiphop Heads, Bicycle Thieves

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movies from Boyz N the Hood to Players Club and Three Kings. But in struggling to balance market and artistic demands he’s come pretty close to squandering his natural leadership role. Maybe this will be Cube’s first masterpiece since Death Certificate, and a precedent for all the rap visionaries who want to direct. (You know [&hellip
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The Holiday Season Blows

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Posts

Certainly all this buying is a boon to merchants. "Merchants," a recent episode of The Daily Show (weeknights at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central) pointed out, is the quaint term newscasters employ as a euphemism for "multinational corporations." Supposedly our fortunes rise and fall with theirs, though that worldview has been challenged by the Seattle [&hellip
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