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A Film On The Brink

Dee Smith is hardly an alarmist. His erudite, matter-of-fact tone belies the often-frightening subject matter of his recently released documentary series, A World on...

Accusations of a Mad Black Woman

The couple hundred fans who had gathered around the entranceway to Cinemark West Plano let out a roar as he arrived. I didn’t see...

300 GLORIAS

Mornings at Diana’s Club have taken a serious tone lately. When I dropped by the small health-food store on the North Side not too...

From Hurricane to Deportation

Paul Rodriguez and his family were worried about their mother’s health. Angela Rodriguez was recovering from her second stroke in four years. Family members...

What Does Our Silence Say?

After 9/11, an idea arose that Muslims had better start policing their own. The Muslim community was pressured to prove loyalty to the United...

Polarizing Polar Bears

In early December, a video of a dying, emaciated polar bear foraging for food on an iceless land went viral on social media, garnering...

Bot Busters

Around 3 p.m. on a December Sunday in 2016, a 911 call sent D.C. Metro police racing to Comet Ping Pong, a pizza place...

Mourning Dark

When one is in the nosebleed section of the human lifespan, not returning a phone message for days can be worrisome. When I had...

A Bridge Too Far

Bellaire Drive South is a hidden gem, or so say a lot of people who live on or near that two-mile stretch in southwest...

Looking for a Lifeline

I thought about it, yes. I even went so far as to twist together a crude noose out of some rope from the cellar...