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WET: A DACAmented Journey

'WET: A DACAmented Journey' Is a Heart-wrenching Trip

In “WET: A DACAmented Journey,” directed by Kevin Comartin and produced by Liz Ross, Anner Cividanis (Alex Alpharoah) is “an American in every sense of the word” — except on paper.


PRINT AINT DEAD: Upham’s Corner’s Innovative Pop-Up Bookstore

Through this pop-up bookstore, the creators celebrate and promote the literature of authors of color, especially among readers of color.

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Politicized Love in ‘The Reports of Sarah and Saleem’

Alayan has shown that although it should not be, in Jerusalem, love can be political. ​​​​​​​

"Aquemini" by Outkast

20 Years of Blending the Classic and Inventive in Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

“Aquemini” demonstrates an admirable adroitness in blending lyrics of varying gravity and theme.

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Stand Up for Stand-up — and Honesty — in ‘All About Nina’

In this film, the comedy’s most telling moments aren’t funny.