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EXCLUSIVE. ***SUNDAY CALENDAR  SNEAKS STORY FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2014. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION**********Center left to right: Wendell Pierce plays Rev. Hosea Williams, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr., and Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy in the movie SELMA, from Paramount Pictures and PathZÿ.
His truth is marching on

Selma, the brilliant film about King and the Selma marches of 1965, was nominated for Best Picture, but its director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo were not, and those are as egregious snubs as any in many years.

Music 2014 Collage
Music. 2014.

Yes, the Golden Teddy Awards for Most Excellence in Music is being posted in a timely fashion. I know, shocking. Anyway, here it is. These are a bunch of my favorite tunes from the last year. If you just want the playlist of videos, you can go here to my…

Best Movies 2014 Collage
Movies. 2014.

This year’s Golden Teddy Awards for Most Excellence in Movies starts with the list of my ten favorite movies of 2014 from LGBT Weekly and then goes into choices for excellences in various Oscar-ish categories as well as things like “prop chomping” and “dystopian art direction.”

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Ew. Just ew.

By the end of the film, Allen makes a pretty clear statement about magical thinking, but the resolution is not comforting for those discomfited by Allen’s predilections.

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