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Movie: Get Me Roger Stone

A documentary that loosely follows avowed dirty trickster Roger Stone through the 2016 campaign while reviewing the broad outlines of his career - from outsider, to Reagan campaign insider, to consultant, to outsider and insider and outsider (and insider?) again, all loosely framed around his (claimed) desire to someday run Donald Trump as a candidate for President. Featuring interviews with Stone, Paul Manafort, Tucker Carlson, Trump, and many others.
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 7, 2017 - 2 comments

Podcast: Scene on Radio: That’s Not Us, So We’re Clean

When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. John Biewen speaks with some white Southern friends (Allan Gurganus, Shannon Sullivan, and Timothy Tyson) about that tendency. (This is part six of the “Seeing Whiteness” series, with recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika showing up at the end to help keep John honest.)
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 27, 2017 - 0 comments

Book: Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Mar 22, 2017 - 1 comment

Nashville: If Tomorrow Never Comes  Season 5, Ep 9

After her life-changing experience and terrifying event, Rayna scrambles to write one more song for the album with Deacon. Meanwhile, Juliette's leg starts to hurt unexpectedly; and Gunner fights for Scarlett. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 12, 2017 - 2 comments

Nashville: Love Hurts  Season 5, Ep 5

The Exes shoot their video. Scarlett and the director, Damien George, fight as he pushes Scarlett to limits she's not comfortable with. Clay and Maddie grow closer as he shows Maddie a different part of town. Carl Hockney approaches Rayna at Highway 65. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 9, 2017 - 0 comments

Nashville: Leap of Faith  Season 5, Ep 4

Rayna receives a stunning and generous offer from tech guru Zach Welles regarding Highway 65, but Rayna wonders if it's too good to be true. Meanwhile, she and Bucky struggle to find the perfect director for the music video that will launch the Exes' new single. Juliette seeks treatment that is more advanced than her physical therapist recommends. Juliette considers that she might need healing of a more spiritual nature. Will and Kevin look for an apartment together. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 8, 2017 - 0 comments

Nashville: Let's Put It Back Together Again  Season 5, Ep 3

Maddie begins an internship at a recording studio and meets a street musician. Avery struggles producing a young YouTube sensation. Juliette meets her guardian angel. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 7, 2017 - 0 comments

Movies for the Current Administration Club

Inspired by this comment, would folks be interested in assembling a club to watch and discuss films in the context of the current U.S. administration and/or the rightward tilt of the world? The idea would be to draw from a broad base of films, albeit with more of an emphasis on things that can create uplift or provide guidance about how to go forward rather than pure criticism of the present. Asking because I am terrible at running clubs, but sort-of-okay about joining them. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Feb 5, 2017 - 4 comments

Podcast: Radio Diaries: Ballad for Americans

In 1940, FDR squared off against Wendell Willkie. And during the campaign, the Republican, Democrat, and even the Communist parties all managed to agree on one thing: A song. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 7, 2016 - 0 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: 911  Season 3, Ep 12

This week.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 18, 2016 - 5 comments

Nashville: If I Could Do It All Again  Season 4, Ep 13

Luke starts questioning his decision to bring Riff Bell on tour; Deacon and Frankie butt heads over Vita; Frankie makes a destructive decision. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 20, 2016 - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Voter ID Laws in American States  Season 3, Ep 1

Last Week Tonight S03E01 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at age 79. Chipotle restaurants face federal investigations over food safety. (LWT produced a small commercial for them.) Main story: Voting (YouTube 14m), and the increased obstacles put in place to make it harder for US citizens to vote in elections. And Now: Newscasters Using Entirely The Wrong Tone. New Zealand's Prime Minister Steven Joyce is smacked in the head by a thrown phallus and is thereafter nicknamed by the New Zealand Herald "Dildo Baggins." Joyce tweeted to send it the GIF to John Oliver to get it over with -- and so they put the image on a flag, and gave the flag to Peter Jackson to wave. And then things got weird.... Yes that's right: Last Week Tonight is back! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 15, 2016 - 26 comments

Into the Badlands: The Fort  Season 1, Ep 1

In a post-apocalyptic America, self-styled barons have established order through violence and servitude. In a world where firearms have been forbidden, the backbone of the Baron's power are their clippers, warriors trained with deadly expertise in the martial arts. One such clipper, played by Hong Kong action star Daniel Wu, finds his world on the brink of change when he discovers a boy held captive inside a locked chest. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Nov 17, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: Lake of Fire

Lake Of Fire is a very dark, very thorough, very good, and very triggering 2.5-hour documentary by Tony Kaye about the politics of abortion in the US in the ‘90s and early aughts. The film captures a range of beliefs about abortion, manifestations of community among the pro- and anti-choice, the blood that has been shed in the war, and (a fraction) of the reality of the process of getting an abortion. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 30, 2015 - 0 comments

Podcast: Rumble Strip Vermont: An American Life

Vaughn Hood was a 118-pound barber when he was drafted into the Vietnam War… most men didn’t survive their first three-month tour. Now Vaughn Hood runs a hair salon in St. Johnsbury with his wife, Bev. For a couple days, [host Erica Heilman] sat and talked with him in the back of his salon. We talked about war, about hard work, about survival, and hairdressing. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Everything Is Stories: 014 But Not With Silver

A story of Abraham Bolden, the first black Secret Service agent on the White House detail. A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 28, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 254: Dunkey

We had a really great run, America -- or should we say America 1: Vanilla Edition -- but it's time to spice things up. It's time to be reborn into something more beautiful, more powerful. It's time to Do the Bartman. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jun 1, 2015 - 6 comments

Nashville: The Storm Has Just Begun  Season 3, Ep 19

Not so embarrassed now. What a cracker of an episode. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 23, 2015 - 4 comments

Nashville: This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin'  Season 3, Ep 17

I'm embarrassed to be watching this show right now. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 9, 2015 - 9 comments

Bloodline: Part 13  Season 1, Ep 13

A pier dedication. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 5, 2015 - 0 comments

Bloodline: Part 12  Season 1, Ep 12

"When’s it gonna end?"
posted by unliteral on Apr 5, 2015 - 3 comments

Bloodline: Part 11  Season 1, Ep 11

Danny continues his wild descent.
posted by unliteral on Apr 5, 2015 - 0 comments

Bloodline: Part 10  Season 1, Ep 10

The wedding plans continue apace. John and Marco's investigation points them in Danny's direction.
posted by unliteral on Apr 1, 2015 - 0 comments

Bloodline: Part 9  Season 1, Ep 9

The DEA gets involved in John's murder case. Tensions rise between Meg and Danny. John digs into Danny's past. Sally reminisces.
posted by unliteral on Apr 1, 2015 - 2 comments

Bloodline: Part 8  Season 1, Ep 8

Kevin recovers at Sally's house. Danny makes a deal with Carlos. One of the murdered girls is identified.
posted by unliteral on Mar 31, 2015 - 3 comments

Bloodline: Part 7  Season 1, Ep 7

John and Marco get a lead in their investigation. Meg does her best to help Carlos.
posted by unliteral on Mar 30, 2015 - 2 comments

Bloodline: Part 6  Season 1, Ep 6

Danny learns an awful truth about the past. Meg takes on a new client. Kevin's personal life takes a turn. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 30, 2015 - 0 comments

Bloodline: Part 5  Season 1, Ep 5

While searching for evidence in his case, John finds something disturbing from the family's past.
posted by unliteral on Mar 28, 2015 - 0 comments

Bloodline: Part 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Now I'm starting to get confused. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 27, 2015 - 2 comments

Bloodline: Part 3  Season 1, Ep 3

What a terrific show this is. All the ducks are lining up. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 26, 2015 - 1 comment

Bloodline: Part 2  Season 1, Ep 2

A shit load of flashback story and intrigue. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Mar 24, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Dear White People

A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 15, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT308: Pink Hair, Sleeping Naked and Tom Jones's Knickers

Today we deliberate over careers, redundancy, hair dye and the Royals eating hot dogs. Answer Me This! Episode 308 is a surprisingly jobs-themed episode, with questions about whether your tertiary education should prepare you for one, to how your hair can affect your ability to get one, to what you do when you lose one. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 20, 2015 - 0 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: The Best of AMT 2014

Listeners, thank you so much for contributing your attention, questions and eartime to us this year. What a year it has been! Relisten to the highlights – and lowlights, including such annual delights as the Parade of Melancholy Calls and the blooper reel – in The Best of Answer Me This! 2014. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Moscow on the Hudson

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 4, 2014 - 3 comments

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