It is worthwhile comparing the differences in era. I Got the Hookup—made for about six dollars, produced and written by and starring Master P, was released in 655 theaters. This year’s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete—directed by George Tillman Jr., who produced the Barbershop franchise hits of 2002 to 2005—played in 147. The best black film I saw this year, Gimme the Loot (which won the Grand Jury Prize at last year’s SXSW) was released in 10 theaters. The highly acclaimed Mother of George? In eight. When the black films with the widest release are ones about slavery, servitude, and the slaughter of black men, it is not a renaissance we are experiencing—it is resignation.
This piece by Rahawa Haile is great and you should read it.
A few days old, but I’m rubbish at self-promotion. I wrote about The Best Man Holiday for The Awl. Many thanks to Michael Barthel for sharing.
the comments section on the website of the new water sustainability act is awesome and easier to digest than most of the articles out there about this
like when i first read about the shockingly low price corporations will have to pay the canadian government i didn’t believe it, i thought it was a typo. whats the point of even charging them any penalties at all? i can’t believe nestle is able to take canadian ground water and sell the same groundwater back to us. not only is this expensive and terrible for the environment, but it also just doesn’t make any logical sense
i buy a 1L bottle of water probably about once every two weeks because I always need to carry water with me and am too good at losing things/leaving things places to just carry a more permanent water bottle. every time i do i think about this. and then i think “well at least i’m not buying bottled spring water because that’s even worse.”
Nestlé paid $230 to drain Florida of millions of gallons of water DAILY through 2018. Tip of the iceberg concerning water depletion in the state. I encourage everyone to spend $20 on an insulated canteen to keep cold water cold during summers, especially if they live in a place with dependable tap water (looking at you, New Yorkers).