Lots of Black folks, myself included, have been worried about Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of slavery-era America in his upcoming film Django Unchained. Unlike with his previous releases, I was unable to get my hands on the screenplay when it was available online so I had no idea what to expect.
Well, the first trailer for the film premiered last week, attached to the release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action horror flick Prometheus. And after watching it, and rewatching it, and rewatching it again, I gotta say … I’m looking forward to Django Unchained.
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On September 20, Every Thing On It, a new, posthumous collection of never-before-seen poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, will be released. All the poems and drawings contained in the book were selected from Silverstein’s archives by family members.
The author passed away in 1999.
With more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives, this collection will follow in the tradition and format of his acclaimed poetry classics.
Silverstein’s previous acclaimed collections of poetry for children, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up and A Light in the Attic, were bestsellers. He was also author of the classic children’s picture book The Giving Tree.
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