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  • Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins

    Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins

    Connie Hawkins (born July 17, 1942) left us on October 6, 2017 at the age of 75. He is remembered for: being one of the greatest players of all time, the playing years he lost in his 20’s due to false accusations, his four years with the Harlem Globetrotters, and especially for the way his graceful, floating, offensive style helped revolutionize the way the game was played. He showed great promise during his years at Boys’ High School in Brooklyn, but … Continue reading

  • A haunting meditation on government

    A haunting meditation on government

    In September 2017, Media Burn founder Tom Weinberg and executive director Sara Chapman interviewed the creators of the short film, Open Hearing (2015). Brian Ashby is a filmmaker and co-founder of Scrappers Film Group. John Corbett is a writer and co-owner of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery. Terri Kapsalis is a writer, performer, and cultural critic who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The film, as well as all the camera original footage of City Hall shot … Continue reading


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