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Ken Burns’ “Country Music” gets a premiere date

Source:  Pitchfork Ken Burns’ new eight-part, 16-hour documentary about country music has received a premiere date. The first episode of "Country Music" will premiere on PBS on Sunday, September 15.  The next three episodes will air from Monday, September 16 through...

“Abducted in Plain Sight” has to be seen to be believed

Source:  Rolling Stone True crime documentary, "Abducted in Plain Sight," which recently became available on Netflix, initially seems to be a nightmarish but otherwise unremarkable suburban kidnapping story. Set in the 1970s, Robert and Mary Ann Broberg and their...

The Amen break is the most sampled loop in music history

Source:  Great Big Story What do Skrillex, David Bowie, Salt-N-Pepa, and basically every drum and bass track have in common? They've all used the Amen break, a four-bar drum solo that has become the most sampled loop in music history. Recorded in 1969, the six-second...

A new documentary about Brazilian politics finds echoes close to home

Source:  TheWrap There’s a right-wing candidate who unexpectedly rose to power on a wave of nationalist anger despite a history of making rude and racist comments.  A woman from a left-wing party vying to become the country’s first female leader.  Cries to not just...

“The Silence of Others” explores Spain’s unresolved past

Source:  Deadline For decades, the remains of María Martín’s mother have lain beneath a roadway in Spain. Her death unmarked except for her aging daughter’s lonely vigil. Cars pass indifferently across the route, a symbol of how the country paved over its history of...

Academy announces 2019 Oscar nominees in documentary categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday the 2019 Oscar nominees in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories. Documentary Feature Free Solo Hale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons...