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This is ‘Us’: Jordan Peele’s follow-up to ‘Get Out’ holds a mirror up to America, again

This is ‘Us’: Jordan Peele’s follow-up to ‘Get Out’ holds a mirror up to America, again
  • This is ‘Us’: Jordan Peele’s follow-up to ‘Get Out’ holds a mirror up to America, again FWC: This is ‘Us’: Jordan Peele’s follow-up to ‘Get Out’ holds a mirror up to America, again

    The Sunken Place was just the beginning. In “Us,” the monsters Jordan Peele wants his audience to confront are right there in the mirror — glaring straight back. While our fractured America remains under the metaphorical microscope of the Oscar-winning “Get Out” auteur, his aim has only grown more…

  • New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer teases ‘one last’ surprise FWC: New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer teases ‘one last’ surprise

    Marvel dropped another full-length trailer Thursday for “Avengers: Endgame,” in which its remaining superheroes rally against the evil that wiped out half of the living things in the universe. The clip opens with Iron Man floating in space, leaving a message for Pepper Potts in which he says, “I…

  • New Music: ScHoolboy Q – ‘Numb Numb Juice’ FWC: New Music: ScHoolboy Q – ‘Numb Numb Juice’

    Let’s get it. ScHoolboy Q returns with a vengeance on his long-awaited new single “Numb Numb Juice.” “Got my coins up, my bars up,” he raps on the intro to the trunk-rattling banger, produced by DJ Fu, Hykeem Carter, and Nez &Rio. On the two-minute track, he fires off some scathing rounds: “Hating on another ni**a come up / Yeah,…

  • Lamar Jackson apologizes after posting Instagram video showing him driving 105 mph FWC: Lamar Jackson apologizes after posting Instagram video showing him driving 105 mph

    If only Instagram had crashed a day earlier, Lamar Jackson might not have found himself needing to apologize for driving 105 mph for no apparent reason. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback appears to have recorded video of himself while driving (already a not a very safe thing to do), then posted…

  • Datebook: Textiles that channel history by Diedrick Brackens at Various Small Fires FWC: Datebook: Textiles that channel history by Diedrick Brackens at Various Small Fires

    Social histories recorded in textiles and never-before-seen drawings by painter by Sam Gilliam. Plus, a documentary about Betye Saar and a sound installation inspired by the language of whistling. Here are seven exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week: Diedrick Brackens, “Unholy…

  • Westlake scholar-athlete Michael Shahidi seems destined for big things FWC: Westlake scholar-athlete Michael Shahidi seems destined for big things

    In the middle of football practice last August, coach Tim Kirksey of Westlake Village Westlake received a text from a student on the volleyball team asking if he could try out for punter. “He was messing around with friends at a park,” Kirksey recalled. “His friends told him, ‘Hey, you should come…

  • New study: Death metal music sparks joy, not violence FWC: New study: Death metal music sparks joy, not violence

    These days, people all over the world are asking themselves, “Does it spark joy?” — thanks to neat-freak Marie Kondo of the Netflix show Tidying Up — and it appears that the answer for those listening to death metal music is a resounding “yes.” According to BBC News, a new study by the music lab at Sydney, Australia’s Macquarie University…

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic unlikely to play in Galaxy’s game Saturday against Minnesota FWC: Zlatan Ibrahimovic unlikely to play in Galaxy’s game Saturday against Minnesota

    Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not participate in the team’s on-field training session Thursday, making it unlikely he’ll be available for Saturday night’s game against unbeaten Minnesota United at Dignity Health Sports Park. Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was expected to address Ibrahimovic’s…