falconieri said: BLASPHEMY! Raw and Delirious will always hold up.
» SFB says: I felt bad for not being constantly amused by those two great documents of comedy decades after the fact. :( (For what it’s worth, my opinion on the films largely lines up with this 2011 Vulture article.) Even if the films don’t hold up perfectly, the leather suits (especially the one in Raw) always will. — Ernie @ SFB
More than one person in the streets of Ferguson has compared what is happening here to the chaotic days of the Birmingham desegregation campaign in 1963. And, like that struggle, the local authorities, long immune to public sentiment, were incapable of understanding how their actions reverberated outside the hermetic world where they held sway—how they looked to the world. That incomprehension was the biggest asset the protesters in Birmingham had. Michael Brown was left lying in the street for hours while a traumatized community stood behind police tape in frustration, grief, and shock: an immobile metaphor for everything that was wrong in Ferguson, Missouri.New Yorker contributor Jelani Cobb compares the situation in Ferguson to a key moment in civil rights history.