Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

Jennifer Hudson and Pentatonix Belt Out 'How Great Thou Art' - Video of the Day


I'm not sure when the hymn, "How Great Thou Art" became a Christmas tune, but who cares. Jennifer Hudson knocks it out of the park with the help of Pentatonix. This video is from the A Very Pentatonix Christmas special airing this Monday, November 27 on NBC. The song can also be heard on the A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe album.


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