By Sam Staley | Thursday February 16, 2017 at 3:31 PM PDT | Comments Off on Review: Moonlight’s Focus on Drugs, Sexuality Make It a Film for Our Times
On the surface, Moonlight is a heart-wrenching film about a young African-American boy coming to terms with his sexuality while growing up in the impoverished public housing projects of Miami. But the Golden Globe winner (Best Motion Picture—Drama) is much more than a compelling, poignant, and uncompromisingly relevant movie; it’s a provocative portrayal of...
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By Jonathan Bean | Saturday July 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM PDT | 4 Comments
This past week the governor of California signed a law that requires the teaching of gay history in textbooks used in government schools. That’s bad, but not for the reasons so-called “conservative” groups imagine. Government schools in California and Texas determine what is used in textbooks nationwide. The textbook boards in California lean toward...
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