Michael B. Jordan Will Burn Your Books In New ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer

Michael B. Jordan Will Burn Your Books In New ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer

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HBO Films has released the first look at Fahrenheit 451, the adaptation Ray Bradbury dystopian novel that stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.

Set in a world in which media is an addictive opiate, HBO FilmsFahrenheit 451 finds us viewing a world where history is outlawed and firemen are the people who burn books. In a new trailer released yesterday, we see just how willing Michael B. Jordan (Guy Montag) is willing to go to follow his orders. Eventually, as a fireman, Jordan’s character forsakes his world, which puts him in a battle with his mentor Beatty (Michael Shannon).

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The Complicated Case of a Death Row Inmate Who Can’t Remember His Crime

67-year-old Vernon Madison has been on death row for over three decades and was supposed to be executed in 2016, but after a series of strokes allegedly wiped out his memories of fatally shooting a police officer, his lawyers have been trying to suspend his death sentence. The U.S. Supreme Court will now have to decide if it is lawful to execute a murderer who does not remember his crime.

Madison was supposed to receive the death penalty in May of 2016, for the 1985 murder of a police officer. Shortly before the sentence could be carried out, his lawyers intervened, arguing that as a result of several strokes, the inmate had suffered neurological damage and could no longer remember his crime. A previous ruling of the Supreme Court stated that mentally incompetent prisoners cannot be executed, but also that some of them may be ruled competent to be executed as long as he or she understands their punishment and why they are receiving it. This leaves a lot of room for interpretation by state courts, so Vernon Madison’s execution has been scheduled and postponed several times in the last two years. It is now up to the Supreme Court to rule if it is lawful to have a man executed for a crime he doesn’t remember. Continue reading

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Bad Gyal raises the stakes on her latest international club-pop mixtape, Worldwide Angel

Bad Gyal’s new mixtape Worldwide Angel sees the Barcelona-based star team up with a variety of underground producers for a slice of dancehall-inspired reggaeton-pop that’s packed with personalityApril Clare Welsh delves into a searing international club record that teaches hedonism over self-improvement.

Reggaeton is a global phenomenon that tops charts with hits like ‘Despacito’ while enjoying a vibrant life in the underground. From DJ Python’s deep house reimaginings and New York City’s kunq collective to London’s Bala Club and DISCWOMAN’s Riobamba, there are numerous ways for the genre to take shape. “Reggaeton in Spain is pop culture,” observes Bad Gyal, the Barcelona rapper who has been twisting reggaeton (and other genres from the global south) into new shapes since her 2016 cover of Rihanna’s ‘Work’, sung in Catalan. Last year’s dancehall-inspired ‘Jacaranda’, produced by Palms Out Sound architect Dubbel Dutch, refracted her love of dancehall and reggaeton through a future-facing, subdued rave lens. With her second mixtape Worldwide Angel, she goes on a deeper exploration of her serene club-pop take on the perreo bounce. Continue reading

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