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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

The saga of Elizabeth ‘Mumbet’ Freeman, first slave to win her freedom in Massachusetts, being filmed in Sheffield

"Mumbet" is the inspirational true story of a woman who could neither read nor write, but whose simple eloquence poses the question of America’s purpose better than anyone. Mumbet was the first enslaved African-American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts

LEONARD QUART: Oscar Night 2018

“I think that the greatest thing that our art does and our industry does is to erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that when the world tells us to make them deeper." -- Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro

ON FILM: ‘Hidden Figures,’ the triumph of black women in male-dominated NASA

A Hollywood homage to three gifted African-American women who fulfilled their potential at a time when racism still ruled.
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