Tuesday, July 13, 1999

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  • Did Mumia Abu Jamal Really Confess?

    A new article about Mumia Abu Jamal in the August edition of Vanity Fair quotes a former prison volunteer saying that the journalist and death row prisoner told him years ago that he regretted killing a police officer in 1981. Abu Jamal has always maintained his innocence.

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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,...