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“Chi-Raq”: An Amusing Look at a Serious Topic

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

For a film that begins by presenting a damning social statistic-more Americans have been killed in Chicago in the last decade than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined-Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is curiously, but not pointlessly, lighthearted.

Increased social awareness leads to reconsideration of childhood literary love

Anuradha Lingappa

November 20, 2014

When I was 16, my favorite book was "Gone With the Wind." I loved the melodramatic love story between two awful and manipulative people, and the epic portrayal of how the Old South went up in flames. And above all, I loved Scarlett O'Hara. Scarlett showed me how a sheltered but stubborn young woman...

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