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‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: Horrors Both Human and Otherworldly Haunt Misha Green’s Spellbinding Series

“This is the story of a boy and his dream,” a narrator tells us. “But more than that, it is the story of an American boy and a dream that is truly American.” That narrator is from the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story, but he’s also, in effect, narrating Lovecraft Country, Misha Green‘s phenomenal horror series. Rather than just use musical needle drops, Lovecraft Country uses narration pulled from other sources, audio clips, spoken-word poetry, creating a rich tapestry; a collage; a mosaic. ...
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‘Lovecraft Country’ Uses Horror Traditions to Tell a Story of American Racism: TV Review

“Lovecraft Country,” a new drama on HBO, begins with a scene of degradation; soldier Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) emerges from a foxhole to see a winged, tentacled creature flying overhead. Another fantastical monster is destroyed by Jackie Robinson, then reconstitutes itself to devour the pathbreaking baseball player when Atticus wakes up from this dream in […]
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Jackie Robinson, Atticus, Jordan Peele, Lovecraft Country, Atticus Freeman Jonathan Majors


a piece of new york is gone: pete hamill, rest in peace

A piece of New York City died this week. Pete Hamill, a legendary New York journalist and possibly the last of a breed, died yesterday at age 85.  Obituaries describe him as a "tabloid poet" or "tabloid hero". If he hadn't existed, perhaps Raymond Chandler would have invented him.  It seems only fitting to let the Daily News tell his story.Legendary journalist and author Pete Hamill, a tabloid hero and teller of New York tales, dead at 85Pete Hamill, the Brooklyn-born bard of the five borou...
Tags: Travel, New York Post, Hbo, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, New York Times, Obits, Frank Sinatra, Raymond Chandler, Kennedy, The New Yorker, Daily News, Jackie Robinson, Robert F Kennedy


Rose Bowl launches think tank focused on sportsmanship

The Rose Bowl is expanding its status as a cultural touchstone of Pasadena with a new nonprofit think tank, the Rose Bowl Institute, which “will champion sportsmanship and leverage the power of sports to unite people everywhere,” according to a Wednesday news release. “Using the iconic stadium as a classroom, with a wide digital footprint and ‘sister cities’ around the nation, the Institute will engage civic and business leaders, athletes, sportscasters, journalists, children and noteworthy pane...
Tags: News, Washington, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Firestone, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Institute, Jackie Robinson, Madeleine Albright, Aspen Institute, Cobi Jones, Taylor Branch, Sharon Robinson


The Army Should Rename Texas’ Fort Hood For Baseball Pioneer Jackie Robinson

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is adapted in part from “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame.” The growing controversy over public buildings, statues, and streets named for Confederate figures has reached the military. In late July, both houses of Congress passed an amendment to the $740 billion defense authorization bill to rename ten U.S. military bases that honor Confederate officers. Trump has threatened...
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This Documentary About Willy T. Ribbs is What We Need to See Right Now

release date January 7th 2020 Directors Adam CarollaNate Adams Starring Willy T. RibbsDan GurneyBobby UnserBernie Ecclestone Where to watch it Netflix Chassy Media Racer Willy T. Ribbs was many things. He was fast; he was brave, methodical in how his car was set up, and talented in his racecraft. Ribbs was blunt when he needed to be, and always aggressive on the track. He was not perfect as no racer is, but for a lot of people, he was one unforgiva...
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Alexander: Terry Cannon was a baseball subversive, in the best of ways

If you believe in heaven, just know that it is a quirkier, more passionate and more creative place today. Terry Cannon, a librarian by occupation, a man of many and varied interests and the creator of what Jim Bouton called the “People’s Hall of Fame” in Pasadena’s Baseball Reliquary, lost his battle with bile duct cancer Saturday. He was 67. Baseball was only one of his interests, though the Reliquary and the companion Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College were the things for which...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Pasadena, Terry, Hall of Fame, Ucla, Alexander, Mary, Huntington Beach, Jackie Robinson, Cooperstown, Cannon, Whittier


The Story Behind the Iconic Black Power Salute Photo at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City

You may know his name, and you definitely know the iconic photo of him standing next to Tommie Smith and Peter Norman on the medals podium at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, his black-gloved fist raised next to Smith’s in defiance of racial injustice. But you may know little more about John Carlos. Many of us learned about him the same way students at a Southern California high school, where he worked as a counselor after retiring from running, did: “Man, we see this picture in the his...
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Watch Hundreds of Free Films from Around the World: Explore Film Archives from Japan, France, and the U.S.

While the world retreated indoors in March, and the cinemas we knew and loved closed up shop, so many film libraries have turned around and opened up their archives to the world. This is a good thing. Don’t say you have nothing to watch! We have explored all the links below and can verify that they are all indeed free to watch. Some are even free to download. Here’s a brief rundown of some we’ve found: The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress The Library of Congress annually selects...
Tags: Google, Japan, Congress, Film, Australia, College, Orson Welles, Seo, House, Paris, New Zealand, Harlem Globetrotters, Frank Gehry, Eiffel Tower, Johnson, Puerto Rico


Miss Juneteenth Review

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Tags: Texas, Movies, America, Fox, Movie Reviews, Fort Worth, Turquoise, Jackie Robinson, Ronnie, Kai, Movie News, Kendrick Sampson, Nicole Beharie, Juneteenth, Miss Congeniality, Wayman


UCLA to allow student-athletes return starting next week

Sports are beginning to return to UCLA. Slowly. The UCLA athletic department announced on Wednesday that football student-athletes can begin to return to campus on Monday. Local athletes from men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo and cross country will also be allowed back on campus starting next week. UCLA is describing this as Phase One of their plan to reopen campus. This stage will “consist of COVID-19 and antibody testing and comprehensive screening of both physical...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Jackie Robinson, UCLA Health, College-football, COVID, Jackie Robinson Stadium Where UCLA


Hotline newsletter: Pac-12’s history of social tolerance provides an opportunity to separate itself from Power Five peers

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from June 16, has been made available in archived form. Moment in Time The societal push for racial equality has impacted college football, where athletes are empowered, the establishment is on notice and the bell tolls for past prejudice. At Iowa, the longtime strength coach was fired after complaint...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Nba


Red Sox confirm past racist incidents at Fenway

The Boston Red Sox, the last team in Major League Baseball to integrate, owned up to another ugly chapter in the their past on Wednesday. The Red Sox didn't have a black player until Pumpsie Green joined the team in July 1959, more than 12 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.
Tags: News, Sports, Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball, Red Sox, Jackie Robinson, Fenway, Pumpsie Green


USC coach Clay Helton on peaceful protests: “My job is to encourage them to share their voice” (or take a knee)

USC coach Clay Helton said he would be supportive of his players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest social injustice, but the subject has not yet been broached with him by the team. “If a young man wants to take a knee, my job is to support them,” Helton told the Hotline. NFL star Adrian Peterson said last week that he and other players plan to kneel during the Anthem in the wake of the George Floyd killing and commissioner Roger Goodell’s seemingly revised position on peaceful prote...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, College sports, Ncaa, Roger Goodell, Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, Jackie Robinson, Helton, Clay Helton, Larry Scott


Did a shift in police tactics help quell violence following George Floyd protests?

Protests for George Floyd have seen considerably less violence in the last several days compared to the past weekend, probably at least partly a result of a shift in police tactics, a law enforcement training expert says. Last weekend, rampant looting took place simultaneously as protesters were chased and routed through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, and tear-gassed on Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue on Sunday. “The more violent (protesters) get, the more violent (polic...
Tags: News, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Jack, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Public Safety, Usc, Luna, Ucla


Where UCLA stands at offensive line entering the 2020 season

After an unexpected transfer, a senior lost to graduation and a medical retirement, UCLA finds itself with uncertainties surrounding the starting roles of the majority of its offensive linemen. The Bruins do have some depth to the position group, but with only two guaranteed starters, it’s likely the team will need to rotate through trial and error until finding the right players for the job. Here’s a breakdown of UCLA’s offensive linemen position group heading into the summer: On the roster S...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Oklahoma, Anderson, Ucla, Murray, Chip Kelly, Burton, Bruins, Jackie Robinson, Gaines, TUCSON Ariz, Clemens


Reforms pledged, curfews ended as protests win victories in Southern California

Protesters in Southern California secured a major victory this week as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced budget cuts and swift reforms for the state’s largest police department. Speaking Thursday, Garcetti said he had already received calls from mayors across the country, some excited and others annoyed at the precedent the City of Angels will set. “Los Angeles not only can lead, we must lead,” he said during a forum at First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. Thursday ma...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Orange County, Riverside County, Lapd, Shell, Eric Garcetti, James Stewart


More than 1,000 protest in Westwood, with UCLA police arrest center in mind

More than 1,000 people — many of them students and healthcare professionals — expressed anger over the death of George Floyd and the response by police to local protests by marching across campus and into Westwood on Thursday, June 4. The group gathered outside UCLA’s Royce Hall in the middle of campus for about an hour starting at 1 p.m., holding signs and chanting the names of black people killed by police. The crowd began marching toward the UCLA Police Department station at about 2 p.m. The...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Ucla, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Floyd, Burbank, Jackie Robinson, Los Angeles Police Department, Westwood, Royce Hall, Sheriff 's Department


LA Public Works crews collect hundreds of tons of trash, remove graffiti after protests

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Public Works said Wednesday that its staff and hundreds of volunteers collected nearly 400 tons of trash between Friday and Tuesday, after protests against police brutality. “As we continue to provide services and support during a global pandemic, I’m proud of the dedicated members of our Department of Public Works family, who have once again stepped up and acted swiftly to aid in the city’s emergency efforts,” said Los Angeles Board of Public Works Pr...
Tags: News, Protest, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ucla, Southern California, Trump, Jackie Robinson, Los Angeles Police Department, Public Works, Mattis, Bureau of Sanitation, Top Stories LADN


LA city leaders call for cutting police funding amid protests against police brutality

With calls to reduce police spending circulating among protesters who have taken to the streets to protest police brutality, several powerful Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday called for the scaling back of the Los Angeles Police Department budget. Council President Nury Martinez and four other members of the 15-person City Council are calling for the police department budget to be slashed by between $100 million and $150 million. This proposal comes as the council has been under pressure fr...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, La, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Westfield, City Council, Lapd, Ucla, Martinez, National Guard, Jackie Robinson, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti


Garcetti, LA city leaders call for cutting police funding amid protests against police brutality

With calls to reduce police spending circulating among protesters who have taken to the streets to protest police brutality, several powerful Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday called for the scaling back of the Los Angeles Police Department budget. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in his briefing that he has called on top city budget advisers to find $250 million in cuts to the city budget, “so we can invest in jobs, and health and education and healing.” Police Commission President Eileen Deck...
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LAPD processes hundreds of arrested protesters at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium

The jail buses rumbled along Constitution Avenue at night, making their way to the front gates of Jackie Robinson Stadium. The baseball field sits on the sprawling Veterans Affairs spread west of UCLA and is named after one of the school’s most famous alumni and a civil rights trailblazer. The buses, mostly those of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, were there to drop off their passengers – each with dozens of handcuffed and zip-tied protesters who hit the streets after last week’s de...
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Curfews scaled back in Southern California as protests remain peaceful

Los Angeles County and cities throughout Southern California pushed back their curfews to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the latest so far since officials declared a state of emergency May 30 in response to violent protests. The decision came a day after the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department praised protesters for their peaceful conduct throughout the day on Tuesday. Some, such as Hemet and Riverside County, ended curfews entirely. Others continued even stricter curfews, ...
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California community college could see huge change in athletic schedule

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The process of getting athletics underway at junior colleges throughout California is starting to take shape. If last week’s California Community College Athletic Association’s (CCCAA) board of directors meeting was any indication, it’s not be straightforward. The meeting took place via video conferencing due to the social distancing guidelines established by Gov. Gavin Newsom “Stay at Home” order due to t...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, College sports, Ncaa, Michael Jackson, Usc, Cccaa, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Jackie Robinson, Working Group, Saddleback College, Liddell


California community colleges could see huge change in athletic schedule

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The process of getting athletics underway at junior colleges throughout California is starting to take shape. If last week’s California Community College Athletic Association’s (CCCAA) board of directors meeting was any indication, it’s not be straightforward. The meeting took place via video conferencing due to the social distancing guidelines established by Gov. Gavin Newsom “Stay at Home” order due to t...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, College sports, Ncaa, Michael Jackson, Usc, Cccaa, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Jackie Robinson, Working Group, Saddleback College, Liddell


UCLA professor calls out university for use of Jackie Robinson Stadium in protester detainment

UCLA professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography Ananya Roy posted on Twitter Tuesday night detailing events of police officers detaining protesters, including students, at Jackie Robinson Stadium Monday night. Roy is the Director of UCLA’s Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy and The Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy. Roy called out the university for “sharp hypocrisy” of the stadium’s use in a letter addressed to Chancellor Gene Block and Executive...
Tags: Cdc, Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Va, College sports, Roy, Meyer, Lapd, Ucla, Bruins, Jackie Robinson, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles Fire Department, Emily Carter


It’s ‘raw and real’ as Rams meet online to vent emotions on George Floyd’s death, racism

Rams history is dotted brightly with racial milestones: The 1946 signings of Kenny Washington and Woody Strode out of UCLA, the NFL’s first black players in more than a decade. The 1949 signing of Tank Younger from Grambling, the first NFL player from a historically black college. The 1975 promotion of James Harris, another Grambling product who was the first black quarterback to start an opening-week NFL game. This week brought a different “first” in race relations for the Rams players, coaches...
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Hoornstra: The Dodgers’ complicated origin story in LA gets a proper telling

An old man spoke to a history class at Culver City High School one day in 2004. “Who here’s a Dodger fan?” he asked. Eric Nusbaum was among the students who raised his hand. “Did you know that Dodger Stadium should not exist?” the old man asked. The man’s name was Frank Wilkinson. He stands at the crossroads between two popular narratives: one that portrays the Dodgers’ arrival in Chavez Ravine as latter-day manifest destiny, and one that portrays the Dodgers as the villains who destroyed a resi...
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Driving Miss Daisy’s Bruce Beresford to Helm Buddy Holly Biopic

Driving Miss Daisy’s Bruce Beresford to Helm Buddy Holly Biopic The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Bruce Beresford, director of the Oscar-winning drama Driving Miss Daisy, will helm the Buddy Holly biopic Clear Lake. Stuart Benjamin (Ray, La Bamba) is attached to produce the project that is being developed with the Buddy Holly estate. RELATED: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works Clear Lake will open with Holly’s teen years, then portray his 1958 Biggest Show ...
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