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Roberto Gavaldón: Mexico’s Auteur of Noir

Will Noah New York Review of Books
The film series “Roberto Gavaldón: Night Falls in Mexico” at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) showcases the rarely screened signature achievement of the Western hemisphere’s second-most-robust film industry in the decades surrounding World War II.

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

Alice Park Time Magazine
Food is becoming a particular focus of doctors, hospitals, insurers and even employers who are frustrated by the slow progress of drug treatments in reducing food-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and even cancer.

Sanctuary

Peter Neil Carroll North American Review
Peter Neil Carroll’s “Sanctuary” honors the work of Proactiva Open Arms, a non-governmental volunteer group of lifeguards who rescue refugees at sea.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the ‘Stony Road’ for Black Americans

David Luhrssen Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
The highly regarded scholar's latest work tackles the deep roots of white nationalism as it emerged from conflicts surrounding Reconstruction and the failure of post-Civil War governments to stamp down racism and secure genuine emancipation.

Law Versus Power

Fiorella Lecoutteux Peace News
The author of this book, Wolfgang Kaleck, is founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin. He is also Edward Snowden's lawyer.

The Play’s the Thing

Peter Olney and Gene Bruskin Stansbury Forum
New play, about Reconstruction. This was really a turning point in US history when America almost did the right thing. The South was writing new state constitutions and African Americans were getting elected to local and national offices.