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Vietnam Veterans

Historical figures reassessed around globe as statues come down

The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has extended to statues of slave traders, imperialists, conquerors and explorers around the world, including Christopher Columbus, Cecil Rhodes and Belgium’s King Leopold II. Protests and,…
bubmag
June 12, 2020
Vietnam Veterans

‘Da 5 Bloods’ takes on wars in Vietnam and home

MOVIE REVIEW “DA 5 BLOODS” Rated R. On Netflix. Grade: B As George Floyd-inspired protests rage in the streets, Academy Award-winning writer-director Spike Lee delivers another cinematic piece of black history. But for all its timeliness, “Da 5 Bloods” is confusing. Is it a documentary, a semi-comic Vietnam-fave-movie mixtape or…
bubmag
June 12, 2020
Vietnam Veterans

Da 5 Bloods, and the outrage of Spike Lee’s missing Oscar

When Green Book beat BlacKkKlansman for the Best Picture Oscar in 2019, Spike Lee took it with his characteristic sardonicism. "I'm snakebit," he explained to the press. "Every time someone's driving somebody, I lose." Lee's bitterness was warranted. In the three decades since his masterpiece, Do the Right Thing, was…
bubmag
June 12, 2020