The opening scene was triggering af and included helicopters using cross-hairs to scope out people trying to get across the US-Mexico border. The resonance with current events is clear within the first moment of the film, and the helicopter/border patrol point of view shows which side the movie will take: the side of the United…… Continue reading Why I walked out of Sicario: Day of the Soldado
White Teeth by Zadie Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is so relevant to people who have ever experienced the pain of family histories. Zadie Smith is a master of showing us that we can’t outrun our histories, that we are a product of our ancestor’s choices and mistakes and oppressions. There…… Continue reading “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith – Book Review
We need to use our voice now. It is crucial that our generation realizes the moment we are in. This is not the Hunger Games book that you can put down and go watch TV, have dinner, and know that when you get back, the author will reward with happy endings. We are our…… Continue reading Our Time is Now
“A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him.” – Judge Aaron Perskey These are Judge Aaron Perskey’s words about sentencing Brock Turner to a meager 6 months in prison (oh- 3 with good behavior) after Turner was caught in the act of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman. The media has plastered Brock’s privileged…… Continue reading America’s Prison System vs. Brock Turner’s Rape Sentencing
Pisces is the last, and in my experience, the most difficult, of the Zodiac Signs. Pisces is like a net- it gathers all the debris from the past year, and forces you to look directly at it. The fears that you have managed, perhaps all year long, to hide within the folds of…… Continue reading So, Pisces Season is Killing You.
Track 1 – Consideration: I too, cannot get no peace of mind when I look outside my window, and must do things my own way, darling. Consideration does a fine job setting the album’s reggae tone. Track 2 – James Joint: The lyrics are a tad lazy on James Joint. I’m fine with hazy meanings,…… Continue reading ANTi Notes