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‘Summer of Soul’ Review: In 1969 Harlem, a Music Festival Stuns

Wesley Morris The New York Times
The movie’s got Sly and the Family Stone and B.B. King and Ray Barretto and Gladys Knight & the Pips, in top, electric form. But no jolt compares to what happens in the middle of this thing— footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival.

From 3,000 meals a week to Thanksgiving in a food truck

Jim Berman + Kate Cox The Counter
What you don’t have is somebody going directly to the homeless population. So, once we earn the nonprofit status, once we can get some grant money, the idea is to get a mobile kitchen and put it out on the road.

Why We Need Unions

Stephen Dunn Plume Poetry
The Pulitzer-prize winning poet Stephen Dunn died last week on his 82nd birthday. This poem reminds us that if life isn’t fair, there’s still kindness, even love.

International Gay Cinema: 25 LGBTQ Movies to See from Around the World

Ryan Lattanzio IndieWire
American movies and TV are making major strides in LGBTQ representation, but storytellers abroad are in many ways ahead of the curve, exploring sexuality and relationships with groundbreaking technique, in ways often coded and ahead of their time.

After the Press Conference

Hayden Saunier Vox Populi
“Truth is we know when someone’s lying,” says the poet Hayden Saunier about some press conference. Then what do we do about it?