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Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

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If you are like me, a black man who has suffered through major bouts of depression over the years, then this past week had to have sucked for you. Then again, if you’re not like me, this week still must’ve blown.

First off, Robin Williams commits suicide, a comedy icon who came to the conclusion that he couldn’t hide his pain anymore and hanged himself. When I first heard the news, it practically knocked the wind out of me. He influenced and entertained so many generations of people – and he’s gone. Just like that.

What’s even worse is, on the same night it was announced he passed away, Ferguson, Missouri, basically turned into Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1963, for most of the week. Could someone please explain to me how cops killing innocent people is still a thing? You’d think that with many Americans basically equipped with their own film crew in their back pocket, fatal police brutality would be at an all-time low. Unfortunately, every week now, it’s like a replay of the climax of Do the Right Thing (which came out 25 years ago this summer, by the way): some cop goes too far, putting an innocent citizen to rest prematurely and the community retaliating with a much-needed revolt.

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This week at the Indy, I reviewed Woody Allen’s latest and blurbed up Jake Johannsen (which I can’t find). Last week at the Indy, I talked about a benefit show for the family of the comic above and blurbed up Jamie Kennedy.


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When I was 17, the hottest kid in the entire world was this guy I knew at Governor’s School (basically an academic summer camp funded by the state). I’ll call him Kevin because he was Irish and that seems like a good Irish name. He was really smart and popular and athletic, and he had the most…

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imageI took this picture of myself at the end of a day I spent in bed, scared and crying, feeling alone and hopeless and completely desperate.

This is the face of my mental illness. This is the face of my sadness when it is at its most inexplicable and its most pronounced.

I am not ashamed of it.

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From the archives: From 2002.


Over at the N & O, I talk to this guy.


Hey, movie nerds! I wrote about Buster Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr. for the Muriel Awards’ Hall of Fame series this year.