All signs point to the fact that we are not supposed to take the new film, “Death Race,” too seriously. But with video game-like violence, it does tell a story about the dangers of the prison-industrial complex. Read more>>
Esther Iverem is a multi-disciplinary writer, author, producer and curator. Her diverse body of work, which includes radio, three books, two digital media projects and several visual art exhibits, is about social justice and human existence—its history, current state and possible futures. It is also about the environment, including its mysteries extending into the universe. She is creator, producer and host of ‘On the Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capital’ (www.onthegroundshow.org) on Pacifica Radio, founder of the pioneering website SeeingBlack.com and a founding member of DC Poets Against the War/Split This Rock. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hachette Book Group).