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The Butler, 85-91 Chatham St, Reading, RG1 7DS

Not quite town, not quite The Occy Road, The Butler’s a bit of a hidden gem. And always has been, really. 575 more words


The Butler

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.

–Martin Luther King Jr.


DVD Review: Big Game

Title:                         Big Game

Certificate:               15

Director:                   Jalmari Helander

Major Players:         Samuel L Jackson, Onni Tommila, Jim Broadbent

Out Of Five:              2.5

The line of cinematic Presidents of The United States stretches as far as you can see, from interpretations of real ones like Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis), Nixon (Anthony Hopkins) and the collection in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.  448 more words

DVD Review

Interview with "The Butler" author, Wil Haygood

I recently interviewed journalist/historian Wil Haygood in anticipation of his visit to the Atlanta History Center. He is best known for writing The Butler, and he has recently written a biography about Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first African American Supreme Court justice. 184 more words


Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels’ The Butler is one of the most profound movies I have watched in a long while and really made me angry at The South, southern pride, Confederate flag dummies and the way stupid people seem to expect their bigotry to be tolerated by innocent, kind humans just wanted to be treated equal. 525 more words



I’ve been thinking a lot recently about America. My homeland. While in Korea the past four years, I’ve thought a lot about the kind of healing and transformation I’d like to see here. 572 more words

Deep Thoughts

Inside Out

So here’s my dilemma.

I’ve got this post I wrote a bazillion weeks ago. Ok, not really. I wrote it back in May but with all that’s happened since then, it feels like a bazillion weeks ago. 790 more words