Queen Sugar: Copper Sun Season 2, Ep 15
Is anyone else here watching this beautifully filmed, perfectly acted, funny, sad and intelligent soap from Ava "my Wrinkle In Time movie is coming out this March" DuVernay? The 15th and penultimate episode of the 2nd season about the cane-farming Bordelon siblings (a season just as captivating, heart-wrenching and...ok....soapy as the first) finds the clan in the midst of multiple personal and business crises all coming to a head at once. All episodes this season have again been directed by women. [more inside]
Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Selma and the Use of Dramatic License in Historical Dramas
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by NPR Code Switch's Gene Demby to discuss the Civil Rights Era film Selma. They'll discuss the direction by Ava DuVernay, the Oprah of it all, and how well it brings Martin Luther King, Jr. to life. Then they'll discuss other historical dramas and the advantages and limitations of dramatic license. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.