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MOVIE REVIEW: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
Monday, August 3, 2015
The first 15 to 30 minutes of this new Mission: Impossible entry lacks electricity. Yes, it opens with the stunt that is on every trailer: Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt clutching the side of a cargo plane for dear life as it lifts off at more than 100 miles per hour. This should be an OMG moment, but in the movie, it seems tame. Writer/director
Future filmmakers take a bow
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Our School of Doc students premiered their final films recently to a packed house of family, friends and supporters. The students celebrated the end of their five-week documentary filmmaking experience with the world premiere of two short films. The students' first film, made during their second week of camp, was about the frustrations of high school
Eco-friendly pest control in the garden
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. Don’t let these intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of your landscape. Work in concert with nature to prevent and control these pests, and you will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest and landscape filled with beautiful
2015 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
DETROIT – From the moment we got in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, our thought was that Hyundai had found how to bake in that intangible that says luxury. It wasn’t in the sedan’s equipment or the engine; it was the ambience or the air of luxury inside the car. You can call something a luxury car, but if the interior doesn’t feel or look
BOOK: Author details his racist past
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
How I Shed My Skin Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood By Jim Grimsley Algonquin Books Over 60 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer by segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Grimsley was 11 years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of
Star trio to launch black college tour
Monday, July 27, 2015
ATLANTA – HBCU Direct, a marketing collective specializing in HBCU relations, has formed a multi-faceted partnership with Magic Johnson Enterprises, former NBA superstar Tracy “T-Mac” McGrady and hip-hop celebrity 2 Chainz to build awareness of HBCUs and increase overall enrollment. The first effort of the strategic alliance is the
Bobbi Kristina Brown dies
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Following a tragedy that echoed the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died. She was 22. The Houston family announced the news via a statement from their rep. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” the statement said. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to
Film Review: Lila & Eve
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
“When our child is killed, we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” said the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered. “Get to acceptance, so you can get on with life.” Those words of comfort and guidance are lost on Lila (Oscar-nominee Viola Davis) in this oddly affecting, but always
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MOVIE REVIEW: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

The first 15 to 30 minutes of this new Mission: Impossible entry lacks electricity. Yes, it