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Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Three things I didn’t know before watching White Riot: Eric Clapton has said some crazy racist shit. I’m not talking about the kind of “Grandpa’s from another era” insidious evil that we white people pretend we don’t hear because it doesn’t […]

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Relax as Sacks Yacks Facts and Acts

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. The literal grim reaper is the only one of us not thinking about death more than usual these days, and that’s only because he was already maxed out on mortality. From the state-sanctioned murder of Black Americans to the laundry list […]

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Hope Floats but So Do Dead Bodies

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Every day—every single stupid day of this singularly stupid year—we add another item to the never-ending list of awful things “someone should really do something about.” Hey, did you know that around 200,000 boys and men are currently used as slaves […]

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Memories Are Lies Your Brain Tells

Wistful reminiscing is one of the few CDC-approved, COVID-safe activities we have left. Writer/director Kris Rey’s I Used to Go Here argues that you should be very careful when you go poking at your memories with a stick. The most likely result is that your brain goes full pinata, spewing chunky globs of your perception […]

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A Marathon of Hurdles

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. A recent study found that countries led by women have handled the current pandemic “systematically and significantly better” than those run by men. States where women are governor also had fewer COVID deaths. As such, Hillary Bachelder’s documentary, Represent, is likely […]

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Everything Is Horrible: The Movies!

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Hey, you know how everything is almost too easy and too good right now? How every time you turn on the news or bob-for-memes in the swamp of Twitter, things are just obnoxiously, relentlessly cheerful and happy? Don’t worry! Two new […]

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Airy Dairy

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. “Deliberate” is what you call something that would be boring if anybody but a really, super-good artist made it. First Cow is a deliberate meditation that puts the “lazy” in laissez faire. As she has with her previous films, genius […]

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Grief: The Punk Rock, 8-Bit Video Game

Because it has been around for just a little bit, saying something about death in a new way is kinda hard. Fact check me, but I’m pretty sure We Are Little Zombies is the first time grief has been processed through a hallucinatory, 8-bit RPG and trash-glam-punk-rock musical. Writer/director Makoto Nagahisa’s cinematic riot is nonchalantly […]

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Truth in the Title

What’s a word that describes the feeling of being overwhelmingly depressed and inspired at the same time? American, maybe? Whatever the precise term, that’s how director Dawn Porter’s new documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble, will make you feel. This lean but comprehensive look at the titular Congressman’s six decades spent fighting this country’s smorgasbord of […]

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