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First ‘Justice League’ Trailer Looks ‘Batman v Superman’ Awful

  With the release of the first full Justice League trailer, audiences are reminded that Zack Snyder is making the same movie we already hated Beware what you ask for, because almost always, you end up getting it, and you immediately regret that decision. Such is the case with the new trailer for Justice League, a film that continues the… Read more →

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Closing the Book on Former Indiana Head Coach Tom Crean

Embattled and embittered, Tom Crean is no longer head coach at Indiana University. While that should feel like a victory, instead, it feels a little hollow. After nine years of ups and downs (mostly downs), Tom Crean, the fourth head coach at Indiana University since Bob Knight was fired in 2000, found himself on the other side of the wind as… Read more →

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ is a Masterclass on Modern White Supremacy

  Get Out is an instant classic that perfectly matches horror, satire and social issues to shine a light on aspects of racism rarely discussed. How do you unpack what is basically a perfect movie? Certainly, to call a movie “perfect” is often an experiment in hyperbole, but what first-time director Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele fame) manages to pull… Read more →

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Catching Destiny: The Chicago Cubs are Finally World Series Champions

After more than a century of futility, the Chicago Cubs can finally call themselves champions. As the curtain falls, where were you when history happened? I started this article somewhere in the middle of the eighth inning of last night’s decisive Game Seven of the World Series, a few pitches before Cleveland’s Rajai Davis, who spent the night hitless, slammed a… Read more →

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The Promise and Problems of ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker creates a seminal work depicting the life of Nat Turner in The Birth of a Nation, but in doing so, he also compromises to the point of betrayal. Nat Turner was not a man of sound mind, at least the real Turner, not the version depicted in Nate Parker’s debut film, The Birth of a Nation. As the… Read more →

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