On August 28, 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier.  His assailants—the white woman’s husband and her brother—made Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off […]

Religious countries are so fantastic, you’ll get other people telling you how to live your life and with who, shame you for any sexual urges you have before marriage, throw you into prison if you claim that the invisible sky daddy might not exist and oh, force you to marry your rapist.

50 years ago, Italy was rocked by one woman’s courageous efforts to challenge the country’s treatment of rape victims — the lessons of which are sadly still relevant…

9/10 … By 1976, Herbie Hancock was a true rock star. He had established himself as a huge talent during his Blue Note career in the 1960s before joined the legendary second Miles Davis Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. That in turn led to Filles de Kilimanjaro, In a Silent Way, and Bitches Brew, and the rock and jazz worlds melded into a delicious fusion cocktail…

9/10 … King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band is rightfully one of the most celebrated of all New Orleans jazz bands. Their recordings from 1923 were groundbreaking. Not only were they the recording debuts of Oliver, Louis Armstrong and clarinetist Johnny Dodds but they are definitive examples of ensemble-oriented classic New Orleans jazz, certainly ranking as the most exciting and advanced jazz recordings up to that point in time…

7/10 … UK movie distributor of mainly 1980’s cult movies. In the beginning it was mainly horror, but they expanded out to having more Martial Art and Action movies, and have given several of Jackie Chan movies the deluxe treatment. I love this label when it comes to their editions, great transfers, nice packaging and good prices…