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06.23.15 Prachi Gupta

The City has reached a settlement over the class-action lawsuit championed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara over the deplorable conditions at Rikers Island. The agreement will lead to several reforms, including the instatement of a federal monitor over the Department of Corrections. From the Observer: “I have repeatedly made clear our unwavering commitment to enduring […]

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05.01.14 Marina Galperina

The Soviet national ice hockey team placed in every International Ice Hockey Federation tournament they competed in, won almost every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991, and are generally acknowledged as THE dominant hockey team that ever was. What did it take to be the best? Not fucking up. Ever. Not when […]

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01.24.12 Marina Galperina

Ever wonder why the cassette made a comeback, as it sounds comparatively shitty and wait, they still make those? Well, learn up with this here Cassette: A Documentary Film in progress as various industry and cultural talking heads assure you it’s “not necrophilia” to like tape. […]

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09.19.11 Marina Galperina

Nick Broomfield’s Palin doc hits theaters Sep 30. Here’s the full trailer, teasing of the horrors within, namely her “God-sent” complex and the adoring lemming acolytes such as a man behind a gun store counter: “What did you like about her?” “No fancy big huge words!” Bang-bang. […]

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09.08.11 Marina Galperina

The new Limelight documentary delves deeply into Peter Gatien’s nightlife operation’s storied highs, Giuliani’s ecstacy crackdown and the cultural imprint of all that joyful degeneracy. […]

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06.24.11 Marina Galperina

The new doc film Unlawful Killing unabashedly embraces the theory that the British royal government orchestrated Princess Diana’s car accident. The director even tapped trusted Brit media celebs like Piers Morgan and Stephen Fry to nod along. […]

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06.21.11 Marina Galperina

Does a subculture become automatically more worthwhile when faced with an oppressive authority? Is it that very tension that makes it thrive? Who knows… Maybe the makers of the new doc film This Ain’t California about skateboarding as a form of rebellion in the late years of East Germany? […]

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06.17.11 Marina Galperina

Like the United Nations, the documentary filmmakers behind #killswitch believe that access to the internet is a basic human right. That right gets seriously jeopardized as big corporations buy it up and dole it out. Say what? […]

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06.13.11 Marina Galperina

Today, BBC Two will screen a documentary with writer Terry Pratchett who is considering assisted suicide after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In Choosing to Die, he travels to Switzerland’s Dignitas clinic where a 71-year-old motor-neurone sufferer drinks a cocktail of toxins and dies in his wife’s arms. […]

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06.03.11 Marina Galperina

After rave reviews at Sundance and Tribeca, Michael Rapaport’s Beats, Rhymes And Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest is due out for a limited release on July 8. Here’s the first official trailer. Good stuff. […]

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