Browsing: March 16

A Brief History Crime drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Outfit on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/OUTFITHH16CLEE.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper The Outfit is directed by Moore (The Imitation Game), who also co-wrote the screenplay with actor/writer Johnathan McClain…

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A Brief History On March 16, 2001, Jin Ruchao, a Chinese citizen of Hubei Province in China proved once again that a deranged person does not need guns to kill a LOT of people, when he set off a series of bombs in the provincial capital of Shijiazhuang that killed 108 people and injured 38 more.  His reason for his wanton murder?  He hated his ex-wife and her mother! Digging Deeper As is often the case with people that go off on murderous rampages, Jin had previously threatened to blow up the buildings his ex-wife and her mother lived in. …

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A Brief History On March 16, 1621, only about 4 months after landing at Plymouth Rock and setting up their new colony in what was then called Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts and Maine) the Pilgrims that had traveled across the Atlantic on the Mayflower had their first friendly contact with a Native person, and that contact came as quite a shock!  On March 16, 1621, Samoset, a member of the Abenaki Sagamore people simply strolled into the Pilgrim village and greeted the Pilgrims in English!  Samoset was not yet through with startling the colonists… Digging Deeper The first thing Samoset…

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A Brief History On March 16, 2018, fans of the video game super heroine Lara Croft will be treated to a reboot of the movie version of the franchise, this time starring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander in the title role made iconic by Angelina Jolie. As expected, the film provides eye candy and lots of action, a worthy successor in the series. Digging Deeper Vikander is now 29 years old but looks much younger (married to Michael Fassbender since 2017), and brings a fresh, engaging personality to the character of Lara Croft. Not as much the “superwoman” as played by…

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A Brief History On March 16, 1995, Mississippi became the last state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, the amendment that outlawed slavery in the United States. With decades of Affirmative Action and other forms of perceived reverse discrimination, we take a moment to remind Americans how recently some of the outlandish discriminatory laws and practices against Americans because of race have finally been put to rest. Millions of adult African Americans were alive when some of these most egregious slights were in effect, so a certain amount of wariness about declaring the end to racism in the…

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