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Culture, Know Your Street Art Nelson Mandela Posters: 977 Mission St.

Nelson Mandela Posters: 977 Mission St.

The posters show Nelson Mandela at his post-apartheid best: smiling, dignified, presidential. In mid-February, artist Robbie Conal and his cohorts pasted them up around Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco — part of an international effort by Conal and the South…
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Film, Film Feature Applying the Twisted Logic of Room 237 to Everything

Applying the Twisted Logic of Room 237 to Everything

Saving Mr. Banks Predicts a New Ice Age Early into the film Saving Mr. Banks, we see that Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers owns a book called The Teachings of Gurdjieff. In real life, Travers was indeed a devotee of…
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Film, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": Idris Elba Acts the Part, Doesn't Look It

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom": Idris Elba Acts the Part, Doesn't Look It

It's not a requirement that an actor closely resemble the historical figure they're playing in a biopic, but the degree to which Idris Elba does not look like the late Nelson Mandela is a constant distraction in Justin Chadwick's Mandela:…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Kill Your Television: Liberal Bias

Kill Your Television: Liberal Bias

I have an addiction to online debating, though the word "debating" is itself debatable. Usually on the high school debate team you aren't called a "stupid libtwat fucktard" for your stance on tort reform. I of course tend to like…
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Film, Film Feature March Proudly or Scuttle Guiltily into Theaters this Season, Depending

March Proudly or Scuttle Guiltily into Theaters this Season, Depending

9/4 Highbrow: Salinger If you want to know the truth, this documentary about reclusive author J.D. Salinger should be seen by both fans and phonies alike. Lowbrow: Riddick Vin Diesel finally gives up and just remakes Pitch Black. 9/13 Highbrow:…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Your Politically Jubilant Faux-Summer Jam

Bloodless revolutions make us feel like wearing pretty sundresses and dancing in the sun! Today's peaceful power-change in Egypt naturally reminded us of South Africa, partly because yesterday was the 31st anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Al-Jazeera reporters…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Invictus</i>

Invictus

A rosy tale of racial reconciliation neatly wrapped in a triumphalist sports movie (and blessedly free of spurious Obama parallels), Clint Eastwood's new movie tells the story of how freshly elected South African President Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman…
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Film, Feature

Eastwood on the Pitch

On a late March morning, the sun sits high in the Cape Town sky, illuminating the trapezoidal monolith of Table Mountain in the distance, while down by the city's busy waterfront, the players of South Africa's national rugby union team…
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Film, Clint Eastwood's <i>Invictus</i>: All's well that ends well

Clint Eastwood's Invictus: All's well that ends well

Aside from Morgan Freeman, who makes a fabulous Nelson Mandela, there's this to savor about Invictus, a rosy tale of racial reconciliation neatly wrapped in a triumphalist sports movie: The film is blessedly free of Barack Obama parallels. Also, we…
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Fanatical Violence Don't believe the hype: I just finished reading John Geluardi's article on Fanatics . I do agree with a lot of what Geluardi wrote about the many terrible things that happened at that venue, and I…
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