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.
We look back at the most surprising moments of the RNC; experts tell you what's next for Fox News after Chairman Roger Ailes departed amid sexual harassment allegations & KPCC film critics Wade Major, Claudia Puig, and Charles Solomon review this week's new releases, including the latest "Star Trek" installment. TGI-FilmWeek!
Faith in God has been a central theme of the RNC - we look deeper into our country's ongoing interweave of religion and politics; Leslie Jones & how Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech; Plus, how 'selfie culture' is changing the way we memorialize ourselves and others after death.
RNC speaker and Angeleno Jamiel Shaw talks about his conversations about Trump with other people of color, plus the CA delegate who started the second day of the RNC with a Sikh prayer; who could see their Covered CA insurance rates jump this year; and in light of the conversation swirling about Roger Ailes - has the way we talk about sexual harassment allegations changed over the last thirty years?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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