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Miyazaki’s Beautiful Antiwar Dreams

Posted by in Commentary, Violence

War and peace in the films of Studio Ghibli Dan Sanchez It is the last year of the Second World War. American bombers drop napalm canisters on Kobe, Japan, setting the picturesque city of wood, canvas, and paper alight. A young mother is caught in the conflagration, suffers greatly, then succumbs to her disfiguring burns. With the father fighting at sea, her adolescent son Seita must fend for himself and for his 5-year old sister Setsuko as famine stalks the country. In spite of all his efforts, Seita must watch…read more

Baltimore rage is shocking? Get real.

Posted by in Commentary, Rights, Violence

LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Follow him on Twitter @locs_n_laughs. The opinions expressed in this commentary, which is adapted from an earlier article, are solely those of the author. (CNN) Jacob Lawrence’s groundbreaking work, “The Migration of the Negro,”…read more