Author Archive | arlanhess

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

I’ve just come from the Three Rivers Film Festival’s first screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The movie ended with a somewhat weak round of applause from a diverse yet mostly white suburban Pittsburgh audience. I say “weak,” not because the movie was poorly directed or acted, but because the more than two-hour film […]

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We’re one, but we’re not the same

Although for some, the Montreal concerts were a chaotic blend of an out of control GA line, late night rain, and post-show confusion, my weekend in Canada was quite the opposite. I met an old high school friend, Susan, in the airport on Thursday afternoon where we immediately began to plan at what restaurants we […]

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