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Another Civil War alternate history comes to TV — but with black independence and reparations – Washington Post

Will Packer, left, and Aaron McGruder (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty and Kyle Christy/Sony Pictures Television/AP) Creating alternate-history entertainment can be incredibly fraught, especially when the subject matter is rooted in American slavery and the outcome of the Civil War. That became abundantly clear last week with the backlash to HBO’s announcement that ...

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Vladimir Putin to America: You've Let Me Down – The Atlantic

Sunday night, Vladimir Putin went on national television and explained his decision to slice American diplomatic staff in Russia by two-thirds. He was retaliating for Barack Obama’s December expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, as well as newly passed congressional sanctions, by kicking out 755 American diplomatic staff—a response over 20 ...

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Playwright/actor Sam Shepard dies at 73 – USA TODAY

Playwright/actor Sam Shepard dies at 73 – USA TODAY

and then by The New York Times. Immediately, his many admirers took to Twitter to mourn the news. “May he rest in love,” tweeted director Ava DuVernay. Sam Shepard. Whenever he came on-screen, you knew you were in good hands. A frame from “Days of Heaven.” May he rest in ...

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