Sharon Dierberger
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Fastball explains the art of bringing the heat

Documentary
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 3/26/20, 12:29 pm

It’s not quite the same as box seats at Fenway or bleachers at Wrigley. But with baseball on hold, watching Fastball from your recliner brings a nostalgic smile.

This 2016 film, now on Amazon Prime (with some foul language), highlights pitchers who made the fastball great and hitters who tried to get a piece of one.

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Disney takes censorship game to India

Culture | Jokes about the country’s persecution of religious minorities don’t make it to TV
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 3/13/20, 06:17 pm

TV host John Oliver learned recently that making jokes in countries with authoritarian governments comes with a different set of rules.

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Stealing McMillions

Documentary | Documentary series reveals how hucksters hoodwinked McDonald’s
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 3/12/20, 04:38 pm

A Happy Meal it’s not: The recent six-part HBO docuseries McMillions serves up the convoluted, unsavory, but engrossing story of the Monopoly game scam of the 1990s that duped America’s largest fast-food chain out of $24 million.

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