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Monthly Archive for December, 2012

While the brilliance of his photography is deservedly well known, Gordon Parks‘ film career is, Shaft aside, yet underrated and under seen. The Learning Tree (1969) does right by Kansan beauty and oppression alike and, if The Super Cops (1974) isn’t The French Connection (not that it could be, given the differences of their source material),until someone makes a movie about […]

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Find out why and— for the first time ever— exactly where Agee lived in Brooklyn, and his previously unremarked connection to Notorious B.I.G. at HiLoBrow.com. “Or that great range of brick and browstone north of Fulton which in each two blocks falls upon more and more bad fortune…” — Agee “If I’m pimpin on the F with weed on […]

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Through all this time in New York, which [Branch] RIckey is trying to change America, there are eight large daily newspapers. The true calling of news reporting was to reach into the sky and try to change some of the sour patches of earth beneath. It never happened. A few Southern editors stood up for […]

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He left the dodoes to rot, he couldn’t endure to eat their flesh. Usually, he hunted alone. But often, after months of it, the isolation would begin to change him, change his very perceptions— the jagged mountains in full daylight flaring as he watched into freak saffrons, streaming indigos, the sky his glass house, all […]

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Schoolgirls for Mob Criminals By the time her old man found Mary she was hard as nails and twice as tough, she didn’t like it for nuts. I could hear them yelling back and forth from the next room, and a couple of times I looked through the keyhole and watched them. The old man […]

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