Is ‘Green Book’ a Rescue Fantasy? Mark Twain Might Disagree

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Despite the Golden Globe and Producers Guild of America awards that it has won, Peter Farrelly’s hit film Green Book is facing political trouble that seems sure to increase by the time of the Academy Awards on February 24. An army of critics has come to see Green Book as perpetuating a dated, racial liberalism that does more harm than good.

Green Book tells the story of the 1962 trip through the Jim Crow South taken by an African-American musician Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his white driver, Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer at the Copacabana night club, who has time on his hands because the Copacabana has been closed for renovations.

In Green Book, Don Shirley is the one with money and education, but it is Tony with his muscle and smarts who is the hero of the movie. Tony saves Don from beatings at the hands of bigots and corrupt Southern police, and it is this emphasis on Tony that has led critics of the film to see Green Book as a lopsided tale of black-white relations.

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Whether you are playing for your league championship or just looking to dabble in some daily fantasy football contests, Week 17 can be a tricky one. Most people will tell you the only players worth investing in are those who have something to play for in the final week. For some, it’s a chance to…
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How Melania Took the Fantasy Out of First Lady Fashion

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As the blood red Christmas trees that deck the White House halls herald, Melania Trump’s second year as first lady will soon come to an end.

It has been a puzzling 12 months for those who follow Melania’s fashion choices. No matter how many times Melania (or her communications team) attempts to guide the public to “focus on what she does, not what she wears,” the former model seems to value her privacy and say and do publicly very little.

Attention is then inevitably focused on what Melania wears, which this year included the notorious $ 39 “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” jacket she wore to visit detained undocumented immigrant children at the Texas border.

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Waiver Wire: Grab Adam Humphries, Doug Martin

The fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner, so owners should be approaching the Week 13 waiver wire with different strategies based on your current playoff status. Already locked up a spot? Look a few weeks ahead. In contention? Look to next week only.

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Fantasy Open Thread: What Do You Buy With An Extra $1500?

Today feels a little hard to focus, so let’s have a fun open thread — what would you buy with an extra $ 1500? Here’s a little story to go with the fantasy: your favorite aunt passes and leaves you $ 1500, with a note to get yourself something pretty with hopes that you’ll remember her fondly whenever you look at your purchase(s). SO: what do you buy? What store do you go to first? Do you add more of your own money to purchase something even nicer, or do you squirrel some away for a rainy day and spend less than the full $ 1500?

For my $ .02, for that money I’d probably put the money towards a bag, jewelry, or a painting… The Affordable Art Fair in NYC is always a good one for art (albeit not terribly “affordable”), and for fine jewelry that’s really interesting I’m a huge fan of Barney’s selection. (Oooh: love this ring, this necklace, or this necklace…)  If I were to put the money towards a bag I’d probably get one I’d wanted for a while, like this Chloe bag.

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Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire: Pick Up Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Duke Johnson

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