Let's bring back the year's best (and worst) performances for one more round of applause (and jeers)
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Gordon Parks "once took a ride tailed by the cops with some young L.A. [Black] Panthers with guns in their laps," writes Greg Tate in today's Village Voice obituary. "One asked him if he would still choose the camera over the gun, as he'd declared in his 1967 memoir, A Choice of Weapons. Parks reite ... More >>
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Play it again, Melvin: Dooley Wilson (in Casablanca) and Melvin Van Peebles in Melvin Van Peebles: Classified X
After a hardscrabble life in the Depression, Gordon Parks picked up a camera instead of a gun. But as a massive retrospective of his work reveals, his sympathies have often remained with those who went the other way.
Radio Free Chicago: Studs Terkel holds down the microphone at WFMT in 1978.
Word Up: KTCA's Daniel Bergin documents African American letters in Literature & Life.
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