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HARVEST OF THORNS Tuesday, June 23
Why we won’t be rid of racism until leaders stop using it to get elected
Amid rumors of financial woes, World's Largest Crowdfunding Festival downsizes
One Year Later, Black Pistons Motorcycle Gang Rides For Slain Member (And Contemplates Masculinity?)
PENSION HERO! Wednesday, June 17
Beware Foes of Fiduciary justice! Council Gadfly and PENSION HERO, Curtis Lee! is out to save the city from irresponsible spending and impending financial ruin (or maybe not)
Current Cummer exhibit is a profound meditation in history, heritage, and freedom
T. WRECKS Wednesday, June 17
The latest installment of the Dinosaur-crazy franchise is hopefully headed for immediate extinction
A VITAL VEIN OF CINEMA Wednesday, June 17
Already the winner of several awards at both national and international film festivals, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) is a clever, highly original twist on the vampire myth, the second such movie made in the last two years. In 2013, Jim Jarmusch, an accomplished filmmaker, gave us Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as Eve and Adam, a centuries-old bloodsucking couple whose close friend Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt), still alive and drinking life’s elixir, was the actual author of Shakespeare’s works.
EMOTIONAL RESCUE Wednesday, June 17
Latest Disney-Pixar flick sells silliness to kids while delivering a powerful story for parents
HEARING VOICES Wednesday, June 17
Jacksonville songwriter Jenni Reid recently sent a friendly note to Folio Weekly requesting coverage for her upcoming album release show on Friday, June 19 at Jack Rabbits in San Marco. A link to her webpage was made available, so I went there to listen to some of her older tunes and get a preview of the new album, Cynical Romantics. Almost immediately, a conversation began in my mind, one between the asshole music critic and the softer-hearted dad. This is a snapshot of that conversation.
SONIC DEATH Wednesday, June 17
Local neo-psych heads Mother Superior offer an uneven yet worthwhile release