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Book Review: The Obamas by Jodi Kantor

In Books on February 26, 2012 at 2:00 am

The Obamas
The Obamas by Jodi Kantor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Much more armchair psychiatry (conjecture about the psyches of the Obamas) than one would have guessed, but the juxtaposition of the internal lives of the administration with the external happenings in the world *was* fascinating.

Note:  Mayor Emanuel doesn’t get the best of treatment…


Netflix Streaming: Black Power Mixtape & The 9 Lives of Marion Berry

In Film on January 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

Two recommendations from the Netflix Streaming catalog:

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Fantastic historical footage, particularly of Stokey Carmichael, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, and Farrakhan.  A must see for anyone interested in the 60s, 70s, Civil Rights, or Race Relations.

The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

Marion Barry is shown in all his complexity from his highest to lowest moments.  Well worth-watching.