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Jul 31st

Manhattan Serves as Backdrop for Adrenaline-Fueled Bike Thriller

Manhattan Serves as Backdrop for Adrenaline-Fueled Bike ThrillerFilm Review: Premium Rush

Traffic is so congested in Manhattan nowadays, it's hard to see that terminally-gridlocked terrain as a viable setting for high-octane chase scenes. Yet, that is precisely what we have in Premium Rush, an adrenaline-fueled adventure revolving around the derring-do of daring bike messengers who dart between cars and dodge pedestrians to make their deliveries.
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Ex-Viking Ray Edward launches 1050 Modeling

Ex-Viking Ray Edward launches 1050 Modeling

A fresh take on what's new was shown in high style at the 1050 Modeling Launch and Fashion Event.

Pictured: Ray Edwards, founder of ‘1050 Modeling’, wearing his own clothing line, ‘True Ink

Ray Edwards, creator of the True Ink clothing line, gathered collections from a variety of designers such as Jones Select Custom Clothiers, Studiiyo 23, Sina Y. Design Collection and Moon Daisy Vintage, and showcased their pieces on beautiful models wearing the latest designs for every season.

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Adoption documentary traces four teens' Chinese roots

 Adoption documentary traces four teens' Chinese roots

Film Review: Somewhere Between

When the People's Republic of China implemented its one child policy in 1979, it was suddenly open season on female infants there, given the misogynistic nation's culture's preference for boys. That development dovetailed nicely with the increased demand for babies in the U.S. where working women often put off procreation until it's too late for them to have kids.

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Artists commissioned for Union Depot

Artists commissioned for Union Depot

The Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) approved the selection of artists for public art commissions at historic Union Depot in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood. The selected artists will begin a process of designing works specifically for the depot, to be installed in 2013.

Pictured: Amy Baur and Brian Boldon,"The View from a Distance,"2006. Baur and Boldon have been commissioned to create a photographic mural in ceramic and glass in Union Depot's carriageway.

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Book Review: Race, Power & Politics: Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower

Book Review: Race, Power & Politics: Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower

Race, Power & Politics:
Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower

As told by Marcel Reid
to Michael McCray, Esquire, CPA
Foreword by Tom Devine
American Banner Books
Paperback, $19.99
364 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9846906-7-1

"There is a lot to learn from this book. If you are feeling cynical and discouraged that you can't fight the powerful, read it! If you want to learn the tactics of effective guerilla activism, read it!

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Father and son discuss coming-of-age comedy

Father and son discuss coming-of-age comedy

Mario & Mandela Van Peebles
The "We the Party" Interview

Mario Van Peebles was born in Mexico City on January 15, 1957 to Maria Marx and the legendary actor/director/composer/scriptwriter Melvin Van Peebles. He made his acting debut as a teenager in his father's film Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (1971), before embarking on an enduring career as a thespian marked by memorable outings in everything from New Jack City (1991) to playing Stokely Carmichael in Panther (1995) to impersonating Malcolm X in Ali (2001).

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Billionaire builds McMansion for trophy wife in dysfunctional family documentary

Billionaire builds McMansion for trophy wife in dysfunctional family documentary

The Queen of Versailles
Film Review by Kam Williams

Pictured: David and Jackie Siegel in THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo Credit: Lauren Greenfield

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