Operation Ceasefire: Inside a Community’s Radical Approach to Gang Violence | Retro Report

Operation Ceasefire: Inside a Community’s Radical Approach to Gang Violence | Retro Report

Tonight, violence in Dorchester. Police say a teenage boy was killed… A shooting spree has now left three people wounded… One of the most violent weekends in the city’s history… State Police, Boston, recorded emergency 510. My wife’s been shot, I’ve been shot…ugh. Where are you right now, sir, can you indicate to me? No, […]

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Brothers Confess To Murdering Parents – But Are They Innocent?

On August 18, 1989, two brothers named Eric and Lyle Menendez walked into a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in San Diego and bought themselves two Mossberg 12-gauge shotguns. These were no ordinary kids; they were what you might call ultra-wealthy Beverly Hills boys. They lived in a stunning, palatial mansion in the heart of […]

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Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410

Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410

Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course Literature and today we’ll be doubling, bubbling, toiling and troubling as we continue our discussion of Macbeth. Today we’ll be looking more closely at the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as well as discussing the play’s treatment of gender roles and its downer ending. INTRO One […]

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Slavery, Ghosts, and Beloved: Crash Course Literature 214

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re going to talk about Beloved. MFTP: Mr. Green, Mr. Green! I actually like this book. Yeah, I know you do, me from the past, because I’m you. So you read Song of Solomon in class the year that Tony Morrison won the Nobel […]

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Candide: Crash Course Literature #405

Candide: Crash Course Literature #405

Hello and welcome to Crash Course literature, the best of all possible Crash Courses, discussing the best of all possible novels here on the best of all possible sets. I am the best of all possible John Greens—which is saying something, because there are a lot of us. Today we’re discussing “Candide, or Optimism” a […]

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Like Pale Gold – The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4

Like Pale Gold – The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature. So the two books most often cited as the “Great American novel” are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and this slender beast, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The US is a country founded on the principles of freedom and equality; Huck Finn is a […]

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