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News

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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Pop Culture

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 […]

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Music

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 […]

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Movies

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.

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Pop Culture

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 […]

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Movies

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.

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Movies

Get Your Documentary Deal Here

Want to watch documentaries more often, but don’t know where to start? Get in here!

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Pop Culture

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 […]

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Just for Fun

What I Watched Last Night: Word Wars

I love Scrabble and its online knock-offs. At any given time, I have around a half dozen games going in both Lexulous and Words With Friends, and I am known to see a word and think, “That would make an excellent triple word score.” My least favorite tiles are C and V. They should be […]

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Movies

Delightful and Quirky: Bill Cunningham New York

Overall: This documentary is fun, quirky and inspiring. Bill Cunningham New York is a documentary following the fascinating fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. It was released 16 March 2011 – so it’s a little under a year old – and is, in my humble opinion, a must see.