BlacKkKlansman is the movie America needs - Express.co.uk

BlacKkKlansman lays its setting for those unfamiliar with the insidious nature of racism in the United States by using the story of Scarlett O'Hara. Everyone knows how Gone with the Wind ends, and it doesn't end well for Scarlett. But BlacKkKlansman is not about Scarlett. It is not about Confederate soldiers or the lost 'great' days Americans harken back to. It is about one man named Ron Stallworth trying to dismantle a system built to oppress him.

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How watching the art of cake icing helps manage anxiety – Tonic, Health by Vice

At the end of the day, I could sink into the cocoon of my duvet and stop my negative thoughts—about my career, my choices, my texting habits—dead in their tracks. I’d type “cake decorating” into Instagram and proceed to zone out on video after video of people assembling and icing beautiful cakes. After bad days, I might watch two dozen before my mind let go of the day and I could drift off to sleep.

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Get In Her Ears

This week, Mari was joined in the studio by journalist Gabriella Geisinger. They played a great selection of music, including tunes from Peggy Sue, Gaptooth, Grip Tight and Jesca Hoop, and had a bit of a chin wag about the recent Reclaim The Night event and amazing charities such as Sisters Uncut.

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Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit @ St. John Hackney - Gigslutz

It’s hard not to equate a gig to a spiritual experience when it takes place in a church. The acoustics are perfect, the audience is rapt, and the lighting is usually simple, but effective. This was the case when Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit took the stage at St. John at Hackney. This is the only time I will mention this hackneyed metaphor, because what Flynn and his band delivered wasn’t divine or heavenly: it was human. Real, down to earth musical talent that just so happened to take place in a holy space.

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