Miller had started his showbiz career with ’90s studio comedies Class Act, Houseguest, and The Sixth Man, but reemerged a decade later as a smaller-scale director and producer with indie dramas Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Nobel Son, Bottle Shock, and CBGB. Although he and Savin live in Los Angeles, Savannah had become his adoptive new work home, where local city officials welcomed their production company’s business and, sources say, swept safety violations under the rug on prior shoots. … [Read more...] about Inside the ‘Midnight Rider’ Manslaughter: Will Hollywood Learn From the Death of Sarah Jones?
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“The language shapes how we see economic crime and punishment,” Sirota said. “I think what we have seen over the past month is a historic form of looting. When you look at the coronavirus bailout bills there are all sorts of provisions that were put on these bills that really are dictionary-definitions of looting.” … [Read more...] about David Sirota on ‘looting’ and the unrest in Minneapolis
After some unforgettable hours, I am in the train, deported, and waiting for this nightmare to end. I am focused on that and hope it will not be long. My morale is good though I am worried for the children whose location I am unaware of. I am also concerned about the interior of my home, which I am not sure I will recover intact or even furnished. Feeling of incredible powerlessness! … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris
My trip coincided with the state's renewed fervor around Tubman: On March 11, the Maryland State Park Service and the National Park Service will open the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, a $21 million project in Church Creek that commemorates, through brochures, a film and an audio guide, Tubman's journey, from slave to Underground Railroad "conductor" and, later in life, Civil War scout, spy and nurse. Sitting on 17 acres, the new center will be part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a 125-mile self-guided driving tour that wends through 36 significant sites along the Eastern Shore. … [Read more...] about Awe and inspiration along the Harriet Tubman Byway
UCLA Political Science Professor Lynn Vavreck wrote in her 2009 book, "The Message Matters," (Princeton University Press, 232 pages) that presidential candidates usually get elected either by running "a clarifying campaign" in which they distinguish themselves as the best person to manage the economy - as Reagan did in 1980 and 1984 - or an "insurgent" campaign as Trump did in 2016 that was largely based on "identity issues" and "racialized economics" in middle America at a time when the economy was actually expanding. … [Read more...] about Professor says election is about Trump’s response to pandemic