By David D’Arcy San Francisco Chronicle Tues., July 31, 2018 BROOKLYN, N.Y.—In BlacKkKlansman, a young Black detective penetrates the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado in the 1970s. The latest Spike Lee joint, as the director calls his films, is a hybrid of drama and comedy, lurching at its end to documentary footage of the bloody Charlottesville, Va., march of extreme-right groups in August 2017. The film shows video footage of Klan leader David Duke, a march participant, quoting Donald Trump on the need to “take America back.” “That ain’t fake news. That’s not fake film. That is real,” Lee declared. “Spike Lee did not take that footage to my friend George Lucas at ILM and say, ‘Fix this.’ ” Seated on a couch on the second floor of his production company’s office a block from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lee, 62, was surrounded by movie posters, sports memorabilia and paintings of African-American … [Read more...] about Spike Lee sounds his alarm with new film BlacKkKlansman
Life alert colorado
By Lavanya Ramanathan The Washington Post Thu., March 29, 2018 In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with camomile, sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD. An esthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon chemist last year to make CBD products for the skin, believing that a little of it swiped onto the face could help repair the ravages of age. But Franklin also takes CBD in gummy form, popping some in the morning and some at night. Like a magic pill, she says, it wipes away the sleeplessness and the stress and the nagging pain in her back that has left her with a slight limp, though she’s only in her 30s. “It’s crazy,” she acknowledges. But she insists that CBD can do it all. “It’s just crazy, the different things that it has helped.” For … [Read more...] about CBD is cannabis that won’t get you high. So why are so many people using it?