Still, every time the city seemed poised for a fit of violence, things calmed down again. Shortly after 9 p.m., someone tried to light a trash can on fire about four blocks from the Toyota Center, where the Houston Rockets played until the pandemic shut down pro sports. A civilian seized the lighter fluid from him before he could do so. … [Read more...] about ‘Just Get Up’: George Floyd’s Family Stunned by Massive Hometown Crowd
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The site is one of two recently completed mini-park areas. The green space features a pedestrian-friendly walkway and engraved bricks. They include an inscription from the Columbus soldier’s widow. The brick engraving from Whitney Hunter reads: “RIP, my love.” … [Read more...] about Southern Indiana mini-park being dedicated to fallen soldier
Boasting the same direct-to-camera addresses, hip soundtrack and smart dialogue that marked out the hit 2000 movie adaptation of Nick Hornby’s much loved novel,, Bull and Ugly Betty writers Sarah Kucserka and Veronica West’s gender-swapped “reimagining” benefits greatly from Zoe Kravitz’s (Mad Max: Fury Road) charisma and a scene-stealing turn from Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite is My Name) as her high-spirited employee Cherise. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s World’s Most Wanted, Tiny Creatures among weekend’s best to stream
The overthrow of the western's myths actually began in the respectable heart of the genre's old guard, with John Ford himself. He had examined foolhardy honour and suicidal heroism in Fort Apache, racism in The Searchers, mythmaking in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and the Indian genocide in Cheyenne Autumn, laying the groundwork for many who followed. Sam Peckinpah's feature debut, Ride the High Country, mourns the passing of the old ways and the sudden irrelevance of two of their aging practitioners: sixtysomething western stars Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. This was Bloody Sam's overarching theme through The Wild Bunch, Junior Bonner, and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, along with a bracingly nihilistic view of violence and gunplay. And lest we think he was merely rooting around in the mythic storehouse of America's past, Peckinpah also once remarked, "The western is a universal frame within which it's possible to comment on today." … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to the heroes?