The 2009 movie Avatar may have been box office magic, but for me, it was a 3-D exercise in movie theater misery. I felt so nauseated through most of the 162-minute-long running time that I failed to appreciate the vaunted visuals other viewers praised.I'm hardly alone.
We live in a day and age where very few women should die in childbirth. In spite of spending more on health care than any other country, some 40 countries usually do better than the U.S. on maternal mortality rankings. One oil-rich African nation does a lot worse: Nigeria.
Chris “Sandman” Sand is a 39-year-old cowboy from North Dakota. But when it comes to music, he doesn’t dig country tunes; he creates rap music. The documentary Roll Out, Cowboy follows Sand and his friends on tour across the Midwest.
Early adulthood is often an opportunity to really stretch out and find one's place. But it can be hard to dodge reality and the constraints of life: employment – or a lack thereof, the cost of living, relationships.
In Postville, Iowa on May 12th, 2008, 900 heavily armed immigration agents shackled and took away 389 undocumented workers while working at Agriprocessors, the largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in the country.
In August the Music Box Theatre will turn 82 years old. The theatre on Chicago’s North Side had many identities over the past couple of decades--its proven to be a haven for fans of independent and foreign film. But in recent years, the Music Box has branched out in other ways.