The Many Truths of “Selma”

Instead of getting lost in the “fact” checking about whose depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson is correct, let us get clear about the important lessons that the film Selma can teach us all—especially white people. White racism was and is ugly and murderous. Black civil rights activists were courageous and willing to die for […]

Whose Face(book) Is It Anyway?

I just saw the film The Social Network. Everyone appears to be raving about it. People like Frank Rich of The New York Times say the film is brilliant and I bristle a bit. Is this the new brilliant? It looks less brilliant and more politically contrived to me, a film made for this era, […]