7 posts tagged with history by latkes.
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Podcast: Uncivil: The Raid

A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.
posted by latkes on Dec 19, 2017 - 4 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: Full Series  Season 0, Ep 0

A three-part, 2011 BBC miniseries by Adam Curtis, dealing with computers, systems theories, government, finance, the Rwandan genocide, libertarianism and more. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 9, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: What Happened, Miss Simone?

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
posted by latkes on Nov 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
posted by latkes on Oct 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: We Were Here

An intimate and moving documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, told through interviews with just five people who lived through its beginnings. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Call the Midwife: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

Our heroine is assigned to provide home health nursing for a single veteran and gets a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Trixie and Cynthia attend to an emotionally complicated case, and Chummy gets a proposal.
posted by latkes on Jun 6, 2014 - 9 comments

Call the Midwife: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

The opening of the show introduces it's major characters, sets the historical scene in post-war England, and establishes a tone of woman-centered, bike-powered, socialist-minded tear jerking melodrama and adventure. What's not to love?!
posted by latkes on May 21, 2014 - 57 comments

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