Matthew McConaughey Goes Full Circle with Role Reprisal

Matthew McConaughey Goes Full Circle with Role Reprisal

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Matthew McConaughey will reprise his character, Jake Brigance, in a series adaptation of John Grisham’s latest book about the character titled A Time for Mercy set to premiere on HBO. The book, published last year, follows two other John Grisham books centering around Jake Brigance titled Sycamore Row and A Time to Kill, the latter becoming a breakout role movie for McConaughey. In A Time to Kill, Jake Brigance defends a black man who killed the two white men who raped his daughter. Grisham’s latest novel tells of Brigance defending a man who killed his mother’s boyfriend claiming that he …

Stephen Sondheim: America’s Greatest Living Writer

Stephen Sondheim: America’s Greatest Living Writer

Book Culture

There are many virtuoso musical writers and performers in the United States. The most successful and long-standing artists are the ones that have the ability to adapt and possess well-established careers that have been able to cross over and interconnect people throughout many decades and generations. One of those artists happens to be one of the most prominent lyricists and musicians in theatre: Stephen Sondheim. He will be turning ninety-one this month, on March 22nd to be exact. Some of the most beloved musicals that he has written and composed would be Into the Woods, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd: …

International Women’s Day From Gloria Steinem’s Perspective

International Women’s Day From Gloria Steinem’s Perspective

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Gloria Steinem has been one of the most well-known spokespeople for equal rights, specifically women’s, since the start of her journalism career in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the age of eighty-six, she is still an activist, traveling around the world as an organizer and lecturer speaking on issues of equality. For 2021’s International Women’s Day she spoke with the magazine Variety’s Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller and how women ‘just need to keep going,’ even though there is a darkness that resides within the halls of equality. She admits that one of the main reasons that women are under …