Friday, June 18, 1999

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  • Roundtable On Police Brutality and Racial Profiling

    Angry protesters shouted at Chicago’s police superintendent yesterday as he announced that officers broke the rules in the shooting deaths of two unarmed African American civilians. In one of the shootings, an officer shot a 26-year old woman after the officer mistook the woman’s cell phone for a gun. In the other case, an officer fatally shot a Northwestern University football player after breaking the student’s car window with a wrench.

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    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...