Dunkirk (2017)

Christopher Nolan’s war movie is predictably epic, but thankfully eschews the glorification and patriotism that often makes this genre so uncomfortable.  Of course, the alternative is equally as difficult to watch – just in a completely different way.

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Hero of the Day: David Bowie

David Bowie was a complicated and fascinating public figure.  He was heavily political in various different ways throughout his career, and always seemed to be wrapped in layer upon layer of art and aesthetics and half-truths and exaggerations.  He wore his sexuality like statement clothing – out and proud and visible, but changeable at will.  The only thing that never changed about him was his extraordinary impact, not only on the music industry but on popular culture in general.

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