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I just finished reading The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. I just happened to be reading this as the events in Ferguson, MO unfold. The parallels in MLK’s days to what is going on in 2014 in uncanny and scary. The fight continues, we must continue to hold the baton.

I just finished reading The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. I just happened to be reading this as the events in Ferguson, MO unfold. The parallels in MLK’s days to what is going on in 2014 in uncanny and scary. The fight continues, we must continue to hold the baton.

I’m sure you’ve heard about Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was gunned down by a police officer last Saturday afternoon, on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. There has been outrage and unrest in Ferguson ever since he was killed. The Ferguson police department has given us little to no information on the investigation. What the people of Ferguson, and really the people of the world, as we’ve seen international protests, are looking for is justice. Let’s face it, citizens as a whole need protection from police brutality.
There is an online petition asking President Obama to enact new federal laws that will help protect citizens from police brutality. I am one of more than 200,000 people who have already signed this petition. Let’s stand together and present a united front and stand up for our rights as citizens.
The link to the petition is below. If you haven’t already signed it, please read the petition, consider and sign it. If you have seen this petition and have already signed it, please write a personal message to your friends and family, urging them to do the same. Of course this won’t be the end of the fight, but it’s a big step in the right direction.


https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

Thanks for reading.

My apologies to those keeping track, my list is a little out of order. I read Hurt Village by Katori Hall from this book of new American plays before Ashes to Ashes.

My apologies to those keeping track, my list is a little out of order. I read Hurt Village by Katori Hall from this book of new American plays before Ashes to Ashes.

Just finished Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter on my summer play reading list. Now I’m on to The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.

Just finished Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter on my summer play reading list. Now I’m on to The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.

"To be fair, I’m not interested in anyone who talks about colorblindness. It’s both an ignorant concept (every single person sees color) and it shouldn’t be the goal. I don’t want people to not see my color. I don’t want to be oppressed and discriminated against because of it."-@beneviera http://beneviera.com/2014/07/10/ti-colorblind-iggy-azalea/

If you haven’t grown tired of looking at pictures of Chicago from the river, here’s my contribution.

oldfilmsflicker:

rottentomatoes:

Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac star in screenwriter Hossein Amini’s directorial debut The Two Faces Of January, based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a TrainThe Talented Mr. Ripley).

Watch the trailer here.

Oscar Isaac you babe you.

I’m so glad Oscar Isaac is getting more and more work!

My Summer of Plays

#1 Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

#2 Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond.

(inspiration to post these play covers from oldfilmsflicker)

clientsfromhell:

Client:  I have the photo for the advertisement you’re working on, but I think you should flip it. Is that possible?  

The photo featured the backs of three people sitting at a bar.

Me:  That shouldn’t be a problem, it’ll just be mirrored.

Client:  No, can you not flip it so we can see their faces?

I find it ironic that this video is getting major play around social media sites. So he’s saying that if you don’t go on the internet, you’ll find love on the street from a random person? What about couples who have found love online? Or changes that have been made in the world, thanks to the outcry of people on social media? Before there were computers and smart phones, there were tvs to distract, and before that, people read newspapers so they wouldn’t have to talk to their neighbor. There will always be a want to not talk to strangers, cause let’s face it, people are awkward. So if I’m reading a book, I’m productive, as he says, but I can’t be productive reading an article or story on my phone?