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There has been a wave of essential books and films / documentaries to counter current times. Here are some from 2017.


So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

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In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a...

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum

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As the President of the United States, Donald Trump continually voices admiration for brutal...


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Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World

Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World

Women’s March Organizers and Conde Nast

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WITH ESSAYS BY: ROWAN BLANCHARD - SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH - AMERICA FERRERA - ROXANE GAY - ILANA...


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Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Afua Hirsch

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Where are you really from? You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in...


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Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions

Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions

Valeria Luiselli

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A moving, eye-opening polemic about the US-Mexico border and what happens to the tens of thousands...


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Bringing a book to screen is no easy feat, but sometimes they get it (mostly) right.


Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

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Nick Dunne's wife Amy goes missing, leading to police investigations and media frenzies that cause...

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho (2000)

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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his...

City Of God (2002)

City Of God (2002)

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The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, are a place where...

The Godfather

The Godfather

Mario Puzo

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Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society....

Room (2015)

Room (2015)

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Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob...

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