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Django Unchained Panel Discussion at Delaware State University

This Thursday, the Delaware State University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will offer a panel discussion on the controversial film, Django Unchained, by Quentin Tarantino and starring Jamie Foxx.Jamie

The event – entitled “Django Unchained: Myths and Realities of Slavery in the Old South” — is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Education & Humanities Theatre on campus.

This is a topic that I hope provokes a lot of discussion. As a film editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer for five years, I grew to not only understand why it is so important to support African Americans in cinema, but to embrace opportunities to discuss how our culture is often held to the standard of one speaker, one view – the monolith. This discussion, just before the Oscars, will give us the opportunity to consider how the story is told and by whom.

Join us if you can!

More info: http://www.desu.edu/news/dsu-host-feb-7-panel-discussion-film-django

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Racheal Ray and The Book of Burgers

I love food, I love reporting about celebrities.

But getting this Q and A done was a bit tougher than I imagined. Call it image control.

Anyway, here are her answers about burgers. One reader said that at the calorie intake some of the recipes are not that healthy. But I still think a meal made at home is better than a fast-food meal.

http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/20120607_Q_and_A_with_Rachael_Ray_on_her_new_burger_cookbook.html