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For movies opening October 3, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 3, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS   Annabelle (R for terror and disturbing violence) Harrowing prequel to The Conjuring revolving around a husband (Ward Horton) who comes to regret buying a cursed antique doll for his pregnant wife (Annabelle Wallis) and unborn daughter. With Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin and Brian Howe.   Gone Girl (R for … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Top Ten DVD List for September 30, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for September 30, 2014   Chef http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KQTHKQC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series Six http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GWXI2MC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Daniel Boone: The Complete Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MWECMZS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Ivory … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Collegians Form Fake Charity to Fleece Gullible Christians in Faith-Based Morality Play

Believe Me Film Review by Kam Williams Collegians Form Fake Charity to Fleece Gullible Christians in Faith-Based Morality Play   Even though I was raised in the church and attended services religiously as a child, I was simultaneously warned by my skeptical grandmother that sometimes, “The closer supposedly to Christ, the further from God.” That sage old saying came to mind while watching Believe Me, an intriguing modern morality play written and directed by Will Bakke … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young Berrett-Koehler Publishers                                                                   Hardcover, $24.95                                                       174 pages ISBN: 978-1-4696-1800-5 Book Review by Kam Williams   “This book is about saving America and returning her to her original promise, her original founding ideas and … [Read More its Good for You...]

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An Obama’s Journey

An Obama's Journey My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures by Mark Obama Ndesandjo Globe Pequot Press Hardcover, $25.95 392 pages ISBN: 978-1-4930-0751-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing I was right. Later that day in Beijing, my brother replied to an interviewer’s question about our meeting: ‘I don’t know him very well. I met him … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. University of North Carolina Press                                                                     Hardcover, $30.00                                                       352 pages ISBN: 978-1-4696-1800-5 Book Review by Kam Williams   “Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots… As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows us, the tools of … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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Joy Luck Amy

Amy Tan “The Boomer List” Interview with Kam Williams Joy Luck Amy   Born in Oakland, California on February 19, 1952 to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan is an award-winning writer whose novel, The Joy Luck Club, was translated into 35 languages and adapted into a hit feature film. She resisted her mother’s pressure to become a doctor and concert pianist. Instead, Amy chose to write fiction. Besides The Joy Luck Club, she is the author of The Kitchen God’s Wife, … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Fishburne Baby Fishburne!

Laurence Fishburne The “Black-ish” Interview with Kam Williams Fishburne Baby Fishburne! Laurence J. Fishburne, III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Starting at the age of 10, Laurence starred on the soap opera "One Life to Live." He made his feature film debut at age 12 in "Cornbread, Earl and Me" and followed that up a few years later with "Apocalypse Now."   His television performances include "The Box" episode of … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Eye-Opening Expose’ Explores America’s Addiction to Oil

Pump Film Review by Kam Williams Eye-Opening Expose’ Explores America’s Addiction to Oil   Why is the price of gasoline in the Untied States so artificially high? Much of the explanation lies in a corporate conspiracy to deny us access to alternative fuel sources. A few years ago, the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” illustrated how the auto industry had successfully lobbied politicians to discourage its development.   Now, this eye-opening expose’ … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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An Evening with John Duncan, Owens-Thomas House, October 14

  Date: October 14, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm FOT members are invited to hear John Duncan speak about his Savannah-related prints on view in the Owens-Thomas House library. Learn how Mr. Duncan acquired these prints and how print collecting became his passion, as well as hearing stories about the individuals depicted in the historic prints. Mr. Duncan will give two presentations to two groups of 20. A reception at the Owens-Thomas House will follow or precede each presentation. … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Professional Clothing Drive at Armstrong State University, Through February 1, 2015

  October 01, 2014 – February 01, 2015 Armstrong State University’s Office of Career Services is accepting donations for its Clothing Closet, a professional clothing drive seeking gently used professional attire—oxford shirts, men's and women’s suits, slacks, blouses, dress shoes. Clothing will be available to students seeking career guidance assistance. Drop off location: the alumni office in Burnett Hall on the Armstrong campus. Armstrong State University 11935 … [Read More its Good for You...]

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SarasotaMOD Week[end] at The Francis, October 9 – 12

  Date: October 9, 2014 – October 12, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm – Sunday 11:30 pm This four-day festival celebrates Sarasota’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture with guided tours, social gatherings and presentations by prominent architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Tim Seibert, Alastair Gordon, John Howey, Raymond Jungles and Lawrence Scarpa.  AIA FLORIDA CONTINUING EDUCATION    Learning Units are offered through the AIA Florida Gulfcoast … [Read More its Good for You...]

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