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Veteran Milwaukee writer recalls meeting the boxing legend. Read more

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Veteran Milwaukee activist Richard Carter recalls the city’s vibrant African American neighborhood of the 1940s and ’50s. Read more

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Richard G. Carter reminisces about his youth and the movies that marked him. Read more

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Over the years, British character actors have made their mark with discerning movie audiences in America and the world over. To Richard G. Carter, one of the very best was the wry and charming Alastair Sim. Read more

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Milwaukee’s verteran African-American columnist and commentator, Richard Carter, recalls his encounters with the late civil rights activist Vel Phillips. Read more

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To me, this is what King was all about -- a great man able to connect with every man and woman, regardless of station. It’s why his tragic, violent death 50 years ago next week is still so hard for so many of us to live with. Read more

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Richard Carter argues that 1977’s landmark mini-series “Roots” remains one of the most meaningful mass media examination of race in America to date. Read more

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One of the great TV mini-series ever made, “Show Me a Hero” dissected racially tinged attempts to build 200 units of low-income housing in Yonkers, N.Y. from 1987-94. Read more

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Director-actor Clint Eastwood is best remembered for tough guy roles, but some of his best films echoed his love of jazz. Read more

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As a movie-happy youngster in Milwaukee, I recall how African Americans in the 1940s to early ’50s marveled at the late black actor, Canada Lee, for his quality work in movies. In those days, most Hollywood movies focused on big-name white ... Read more

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Local film aficionado Richard G. Carter discusses his favorite World War II film the classic Battleground. Read more

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To American moviegoers who grew up with black-and-white thrillers from the 1940s-’60s—and those who learned to love them watching vintage film channels on TCM—the names Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet are magic. American audiences probab... Read more

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Over the years, a number of movies documented the formative years of original black rhythm and blues, which evolved into rock ‘n’ roll. Such films chronicled the music and true, or fictionalized, life and times of individuals, vocal groups ... Read more

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Richard G. Carter recalls films from Hollywood’s Golden Age, muses on behind-the-scenes tidbits, connects classics to real world events and compares several modern reboots to their originals. Read more

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Longtime columnist Richard Carter reminisces about his favorite sports movies. Read more

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Many great films have used newspapers in plots and settings. All the President’s Men is one of the best. Read more

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With boxing enjoyinga national upsurge in interest due to the May 2 mega-million-dollar-fight forthe welterweight title between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, it’s worthrecalling some of the great, gritty movies about The Sweet Science... Read more

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In view of the high-profile controversy over Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated American Sniper , it’s interesting to note that wartime and peacetime sniper themes have defined a number of previous movies.Like the Eastwood film, several were taken.. Read more

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A Christmas Carol (1938)

Richard G. Carter offers short descriptions of 12 classic films invoking Christmas in a quirky, darker manner. Each has at least one memorable Yuletide scene or depicts a nontraditional Santa Claus, and each is slice-of-life serious. Read more

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In the mid-1950s, Hollywood proudly proclaimed that “Movies Are Better Than Ever.” And it was hard to argue the point, with many of the brightest stars at their peak, innovations such as wide-screen cinemascope, 3D and patron-friendly pr... Read more

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