It is one of the most explosive words in the English Language. It has been used to insult, and it has ended careers. Larry Mantle talks with author and Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy about his new book, Nigger (Pantheon Books), that explores the evolution, essence, and power of the "n" word.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: We Were Soldiers, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Monsoon Wedding, and Wendigo. Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com pays tribute to the late animation director Chuck Jones and gives his take on the Academy Award nominations for Best Short Film, both animated and live action. The critics also share their reactions to the Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Use-of-force experts give their analysis of the Chicago police shooting video and weigh in on the events leading up to its release; We discuss Monday's upcoming Paris climate talks and its economic benefits; L.A. Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter drops by our studio to give listeners last-minute Thanksgiving dinner tips and TGI-Filmweek comes early!
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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