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The Revenant and Rape

The Revenant and Rape

I went to see The Revenant last week, and as a massive Leo fan (you can have Titanic, give me What’s Eating Gilbert Grape!), I was giddy with excitement to see him in the role that is supposed to finally win him best actor. I hated it. And I hate that I hated it because I wanted to love it. The cinematography is phenomenal. Iñárritu captures the raw vulgarity of America's terrain in a way that leaves you feeling vulnerable and microscopic. But the plot line is weak, and at times, offensive. I concede that it would be historically inaccurate to cast females in the hunting party, and so a complete absence of women in this film would be acceptable....

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Weird Winter Tunes

Weird Winter Tunes

You could listen to listen to the classics like Mariah Carey- All I want for Christmas to get in the mood this winter, but here at Unbound we'd rather listen to something different this year. Here are our favorite weird holiday songs.      The Weather Girls - Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)       Drake- Winter is Coming       Kanye- Christmas in Harlem       RUN-DMC- Christmas in Hollis       August Darnell- Christmas On Riverside Drive       Bette Midler Mele Kalikimaka       No Doubt - Oi To The World       Bob Dylan- Must Be Santa       Pledge Drive- Christmas Rhapsody    ...

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Native American Women

Native American Women

Giving Thanks   Thanksgiving was taught in school as the day that the settlers and Indians came together to give thanks, share a meal and for one day put their differences aside. Differences being the settlers came to the Native Americans land and completely turned their worlds upside down.  Thinking back on this day in childhood, it was the best day in school; no real work, lots of making handprints turn into turkeys and getting ready for two days off. I'd probably come home and watch Pocahontas and sing along to colors in the wind while my mother cooked a very lavish meal for our family and thought about "what really mattered." But what really does matter on this 3rd Thursday in November?...

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