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shani-o: I was intrigued by Up when I heard about it on Fresh Air.  It was the first animated film to open Cannes, and having seen it last night, I can totally understand why.  It was beautiful and moving, goofy and ridiculous, and I totally cried. Twice. (G.D. almost did, too, but don’t tell him Read More

  I mentioned this to G.D. and on my Facebook status update yesterday: LeBron’s best might be better than MJ’s best. Really.

(x-posted from here.) Judging from jonolan’s comment on a previous post, it’s probably reasonable to assume that conservatives will, in their criticism of Sotomayor, zero in on this line from a lecture she recently gave: I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach Read More

Regrettably a long weekend has come and gone and, if you’re anything like me, the anticipation for all the wonderful “time off” in order to “take care of things” culminated in an uneventful weekend full of hair washing, reading, back-to-back viewings of Coming to America on Comedy Central, and the Pam Greer Blaxploitation marathon on Read More

We’ve made no secret of our belief that Hollywood is producing just a few too many paint-by-numbers Black biopics, and this week’s announcement of a whopping four black-themed biopics was just a case in point. According to Rotten Tomatoes’ Weekly Ketchup, all systems are go for an “official” biographical drama on Martin Luther King Jr., Read More

Discuss. UPDATE. More on Sotomayor: Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog predicts what we can expect in the leadup to the confirmation hearings. He also has a handy round-up of her apellate opinions. Ambinder details how Sotomayor, who had been at the top of the president’s list from jump, ended up being the pick. He also gets Read More

GD: A few years ago, Slate‘s David Plotz undertook a fun project called Blogging the Bible, in which he reads Old Testament again with fresh eyes as an adult. He finds the holy books full of stuff that got left out of his religious education growing up: adultery, incest and lots and lots of land Read More

cross-posted at the United States of Jamerica I’m sure most of you recognize the post title as an unfortunately short and pithy way of describing the frustrating situation African-American workers are usually in during recessions.  The latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that that’s still the case: Black Male Worker Jobless Rate Read More