Daphne Howland

Daphne Howland is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • The news of tennis star James Blake getting mistakenly tackled and handcuffed by the NYPD on his way to the U.S. Open is the most recent headline in a rash of stories of police overreach, and it illustrates the strength and weaknesses of Scott...

  • You may think you know the great American retailer that changed the very nature of commerce, offering everything under the sun at low prices for delivery to your doorstep. It wasn't Amazon, though, but Sears, Roebuck & Co. that first took retail...

  • "To me it means life, it means memories," says Gerardo Reyes Chavez, a farmworker advocate featured in the documentary Food Chains. He's talking about food itself. Director Sanjay Rawal follows the activism of Chavez and the Coalition of...

  • With "dreamers" -- people brought illegally to the United States as children -- the proponents of immigration reform have found a winning word. It fails, though, to capture the peculiar mess faced by those the term describes: They're Americans...

  • The Sonora Desert in Arizona is freezing at night, brutally hot in the day. The documentary Who is Dayani Cristal? reveals that the infrastructure dealing with illegal immigration into the United States from points south is likewise hot,...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Sonora Desert in Arizona is freezing at night, brutally hot in the day. The documentary Who Is Dayani Cristal? reveals that the infrastructure dealing with illegal immigration into the United States from points south is likewise hot, cold, and...

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