‘Gods of the Upper Air:’ the story of racism’s American pseudo-science root

Worth Reading | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore Charles King’s new book, “Gods of the Upper Air: How A Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, And Gender in The Twentieth Century,” is exhilarating, fascinating, and infuriating. It convincingly tells yet another chapter in the sorry story of race prejudice and ethnocentrism in America. This time, the focus is on […]

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Flix: The intergalactic spectacular ‘Arrival’

Flix | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. With the arrival of “Arrival” in 2016, the classic-science-fiction subgenre expanded by one amazing title. It was a knockout: a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising and supremely satisfying […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘La La Land’

Flix | August 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but “La La Land” is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last. What you feel […]

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