Movies

Giant stands up for his faith

Culture | San Francisco pitcher Sam Coonrod ridiculed for not taking a knee
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 7/28/20, 05:43 pm

On opening night Thursday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a message read by actor Morgan Freeman played over loudspeakers as the home team and the visiting San Francisco Giants lined up on the field before the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The statement, written by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen, called for equality, unity, and empathy—a Major League Baseball–approved response to the ongoing nationwide protests against racism.

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The gymnastics sexual abuse problem

Family | The sport still has a long way to go to protect young athletes
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/17/20, 04:45 pm

Five years ago, former U.S. national team gymnast Maggie Nichols filed the first anonymous complaint with USA Gymnastics stating that Dr. Larry Nassar had sexually molested her under the guise of medical treatment.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films

Telling the truth

Movie | Mr. Jones highlights the human cost of bearing false witness
by Megan Basham
Posted 7/16/20, 03:12 pm

“This is a chance to rebuild, to fight for the future,” a pretty, young Moscow reporter tells British freelancer Gareth Jones midway through the excellent 2019 film Mr. Jones. She’s convinced the Soviets are fighting for “the real people, the workers.” She tells herself that burying information on Stalin means restraining Hitler. She believes she’s a crusader on the right side of history, a moderating force for good.

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