Bound Together: Ancestry and Prejudice in Louis Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves

How much do the actions and thoughts of our ancestors shape our lives and limit our experience? Louise Erdrich's A Plague of Doves tells the story of residents in the tiny town of Pluto, North Dakota, on the edge of the Ojibwe reservation. The town and the reservation are fictional, but Erdrich, the daughter of a … Continue reading Bound Together: Ancestry and Prejudice in Louis Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves

Gang Tension in Baltimore: 12 O’clock Boys Trailer

This is the trailer for Lofty Nathan's documentary, 12 O'clock Boys. A thirteen year old boy, Pug, growing up in Baltimore joins an infamous motorcycle gang openly defying the police. The movie promises a hard look at what makes gang violence attractive to youth and how deadly it can be. What is really going on here? The … Continue reading Gang Tension in Baltimore: 12 O’clock Boys Trailer