Hey, remember when all us white film critics saw QT drop a billion N-bombs and shrugged our collective shoulders? We gotta do better.

7/15/20 • Day 24 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends


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Cine-mea Culpa

Reader film critic Ryan Syrek addresses his complicity in racist film making and the need for white critics everywhere to adopt antiracist methods of viewing and critiquing.

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Good morning,

Today we have stories about addressing racism in film criticism, The Omaha City Council urging the Nebraska Legislature to put the state’s affirmative action ban on the ballot and the state sees its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since May 30

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What to do during quarantine?


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From our list of things to do during quarantine:

And Your Pets!

Give your pets plenty of love, they can be a huge source of grounding and joy. Speaking of pets, shelters and foster organizations are as busy as ever. The Nebraska Humane Society continues to take in an average of 50 pets a day, who require care costing about $33 apiece.  Send them some love if you can.

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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