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Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break
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Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break

A Brief History of Seven Killings, the Man-Booker-Prize-winning novel by Macalester ’s author-in-residence and Associate Professor of English Marlon James, is coming to Amazon in the form of an original TV series. The story, set in Jamaica, follows the eight people who attempted to murder Bob Marley in 1976. “They vanished and nobody in Jamaica…

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Netflix // How to Survive a Plague

A death sentence. That’s what an HIV diagnosis used to be in this country. “How to Survive a Plague” documents the worst years of the epidemic, years in which people were dying apparently without end. The documentary provides a window into an activist group called ACT UP fighting to secure testing and implementation of treatments…

TV: Reading is the new Netflix
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TV: Reading is the new Netflix

Do you remember when J.K. Rowling wrote an incredibly intricate description of Fred and George Weasley’s flight from Hogwarts in the fifth book of the Harry Potter series? Amazing, to say the least. Do you remember then seeing the movie and being utterly disappointed by the brevity and generally underwhelming tone of the whole affair?…