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Ken Burns Biopic Paints Revealing Portrait of Influential American Political Dynasty

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Film Review by Kam Williams Ken Burns Biopic Paints Revealing Portrait of Influential American Political Dynasty Between Theodore (1901-1909) and Franklin (1933-1945), a Roosevelt was in the White House for 20 years of the 20th Century. It is not surprising, then, that they, in conjunction with FDR’s wife Eleanor, would reshape not only Americans’ relationship with the federal government but even the U.S.’ own standing in the rest of the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Rollicking Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Shrink’s Crazy Quest for Joy

Hector and the Search for Happiness Film Review by Kam Williams Rollicking Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Shrink’s Crazy Quest for Joy   Hector (Simon Pegg) is a funny duck, as they say. The eccentric neat freak is lucky to have a gorgeous girlfriend like Clara (Rosamund Pike) who’s willing to put up with his odd requests, such as arranging everything in perfect order, from his socks to his sandwiches. He’s even more fortunate to have a thriving psychiatric practice, … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Top Ten DVD List for September 16, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for September 16, 2014   The Roosevelts: An Intimate History http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKJ0XJU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Ilo Ilo http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDRT7GY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Casting … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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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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Reading: ‘Love Imagined’ by Sherry Quan Lee at Birchbark Books, Minneapolis

  Author and creative writing instructor Sherry Quan Lee will give a reading from her books at the 6th season of Birchbark Books Reading Series at 7 pm on September 24, 2014 in Minneapolis. Sherry Quan Lee has published two poetry books with Modern History Press: Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse and How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life. Her latest book Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir was published in August by Modern History Press of … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, $27.00                                                       288 pages ISBN: 978-0-316-33276-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind of man has Martin Luther King, Jr. become? In my view, he is a man whose true character has … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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Equalizers ‘Я’ Us

Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua “The Equalizer” Interview with Kam Williams Equalizers ‘Я’ Us Denzel Washington is a man constantly on the move. Never content to just repeat his successes, the two-time Academy Award-winner (for Glory and Training Day) is always searching for new challenges through his numerous and varied film and stage portrayals. From Trip, the embittered runaway slave in Glory to South African freedom fighter Steven Biko in Cry Freedom; from … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Team Strawberry!

Darryl and Tracy Strawberry “The Imperfect Marriage” Interview with Kam Williams Team Strawberry!   Darryl Strawberry was a prodigious home run hitter who won four World Series as a member of the New York Mets and New York Yankees. The retired baseball great was also the National League Rookie of the Year in 1983 as well as an 8-time All-Star over the course of his storybook career. Today, Darryl’s purpose and passion is serving the Lord by speaking a message of … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Anchoring the National Conversation on Race

Don Lemon The “Ferguson, Missouri” Interview with Kam Williams  Anchoring the National Conversation on Race CNN’s Don Lemon has anchored and reported many breaking on-the-scene news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial, the Boston marathon bombing, the Philadelphia building collapse, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Colorado Theater Shooting, the death of Whitney Houston, the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the death of Michael Jackson, Hurricane … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Southern Living Taste of Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation, September 26 – 28

  September 26, 2014 – 28, 2014 Hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, this 3 day event showcases taste-tempting delights served by Charleston restaurants. 50 of the Lowcountry’s favorite casual and fine dining restaurants serving sample size portions +beer and wine. Specialty and imported beer tasting tent, live entertainment, the legendary “Waiters’ Race” and the children’s area that includes acrobatics, juggling, dancing, crafts, jump castles and … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Experience Hendrix, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, September 24

  Date: September 24, 2014 Time: 8:00 pm In the wake of a wildly successful twenty-five date national excursion this past March and April, the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to launch another U.S. tour with a stop at the Cobb Energy Centre on Wednesday, September 24 at 8 PM. The Experience Hendrix tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix for over a decade, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Mamma Mia, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, September 23 – 28

  September 23, 2014 – September 28, 2014 More than 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling … [Read More its Good for You...]

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