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Richard Linklater Talks the Future of Cinema—in His Own Empty Theatre
“Film people are film people,” the director said. “There’s no place they’d rather be than in a theatre.”
By Elena Saavedra BuckleyJuly 18, 2020
What the Removal of a K.G.B. Statue Can Teach America
Along with toppling monuments, exorcising history involves talking about and processing past crimes.
By Joshua YaffaJuly 17, 2020
How Two Waves of Coronavirus Cases Swept Through the Texas Panhandle
No matter what, the meatpacking plants had to stay open. The rest of the world was distanced, but workers had to keep coming in.
By Lauren HilgersJuly 10, 2020
Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Has Always Been in Flux
An experiment in self-rule tests the limits of consensus.
By James Ross GardnerJune 26, 2020
The Vanishing Monuments of Columbus, Ohio
Last week, under renewed pressure from protesters, the mayor announced that the city’s most prominent statue of Christopher Columbus would be removed “as soon as possible.”
By Hanif AbdurraqibJune 24, 2020
A Trump Visit Lays Bare Two Tulsas, a Mile and a Universe Apart
While the President’s supporters downplayed the city’s history of racial violence, the Greenwood community sought justice.
By Randy R. Potts and Victor LuckersonJune 21, 2020
In Tulsa, an Energized Juneteenth Celebration Focusses on Change, Not Trump
On this day, Greenwood, the site of the Tulsa Massacre, in 1921, felt alive, important, and participatory rather than ignored.
By Victor LuckersonJune 20, 2020
A Seattle Activist’s Fight to Keep the Focus on Police Abuse
How cable news, telegenic looters, and aggressive law-enforcement tactics nearly derailed Andrè Taylor’s message about justice and power.
By James Ross GardnerJune 9, 2020
The Viewing of George Floyd, in Houston
Visitors arrived at the Fountain of Praise Church on Monday to see a man many of us had never known.
By Bryan WashingtonJune 9, 2020
A Peaceful Protest, Cut Short by Police, in Houston with George Floyd’s Family
At the march on Tuesday, in the city where Floyd grew up, local officials had a lot riding on the appearance of nonviolence.
By Bryan WashingtonJune 3, 2020
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