PoC News in America

This weekend was a big weekend for the world of sports, so let’s get to it.

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Kickstartable: Orchard House – Home of Little Women: Documentary

Book lovers, you will love this week’s Kickstartable. Did you know that that the house where Little Women was set was a real home? And that it still exists? And that you can visit? I was able to ask Jan Turnquist, the executive director of Orchard House some questions about this week’s project: Orchard House – Home of Little Women: Documentary.

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Record Machine: Dream of Life by Patti Smith

For how much I enjoy and respect Patti Smith, I own far too little of her music. On CD, I have 1996’s Gone Again and 2000’s Gung Ho, and that’s it. I don’t even have Horses yet, which I realize is a major gap, particularly since the time leading into that album is so lovingly documented in one of my favorite books, her memoir Just Kids. Dream of Life is my first vinyl purchase from her discography.

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Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie

Continuing from last week’s so bad it’s great movie theme, I spent a significant part of my Tuesday revisiting one of my favorite documentaries, Best Worst Movie. Read More Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie

What I Watched Last Night: A Very British Murder

Most of us have had a terrible week, with the weather being so cold and snowy and icy. There’s really nothing better to do than stay inside and watch TV or read a good mystery novel. Or you can do both if you watch the documentary A Very British Murder, presented by British historian Lucy Worsley, whose documentaries I always love. Read More What I Watched Last Night: A Very British Murder

What I Watched Last Night: The Flat (2011)

The curse of Netflix is its excessive supply: most nights it takes us half an hour to choose something. While browsing movies last night, my husband chose The Flat based on its intriguing description — and then watched in puzzlement for 15 minutes before realising it wasn’t in fact a thriller. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Flat (2011)

Well-Used TV Time: Julian Fellowes’s “A Most Mysterious Murder”

Let’s just face it, Persephoneers, it’s hot out. I bet it’s hotter than the center circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno. And who wants to go outside when it’s this hot? Better to sit inside with the A/C on full blast, pour yourself a glass of lemonade (or summer shandy), and fire up the DVD player for this four-hour block of well-used TV time. Read More Well-Used TV Time: Julian Fellowes’s “A Most Mysterious Murder”