Coach Fought Racial Discrimination With Blistering Work Ethic to Win Olympic Gold for Nashville

  By Gregory Crofton The world took notice when a young African-American sprinter from Tennessee named Wilma Rudolph won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. She was only 20 years old, and the first American to accomplish…

‘THE DEFIANT ONES’ is an Epic Docuseries on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Too Good to Miss

Interscope Records was home to Dr. DRE and Jimmy Iovine. Together they defined 90s popular music. By Gregory Crofton I was late in seeing “THE DEFIANT ONES,” a four-part docuseries (2017) directed by Allen Hughes (AMERICAN PIMP, MENACE II SOCIETY)…

‘BURDEN’ Tells the Story of a ‘Mad’ Performance Artist Who Got Older and Wiser

By Gregory Crofton A promotional still for the new documentary “BURDEN” shows artist Chris Burden wearing Speedos with his hands tied behind his back. He’s lying on his chest, struggling across a parking lot covered in broken glass using his…

‘THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING’ Reveals the Perverse Business that Drives the Contemporary Art World

By Gregory Crofton Director Nathaniel Kahn has made a film about the characters who drive the bizarre business models of the contemporary art industry. One of those characters is the man the photo above, Stefan Edlis, a retired Jewish businessman…

‘FREE SOLO’ is the Best Documentary of the Year, One Man’s Mission to Climb El Capitan Without a Rope

By Gregory Crofton “FREE SOLO” is a phenomenal ride. Daring filmmakers allow us to follow mountain climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to scale a 3,000-foot slab of granite in Yosemite using only his chalked hands and booted feet. Spider…

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