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…

Mickey Goes All Out for His 90th Birthday

Since Mickey Mouse starred in the 1928 cartoon short, Steamboat Willie, Mr. Mouse has been the center and iconic symbol of everything Disney. This Sunday he will be celebrating his 80th birthday big time with a two-hour “star-studded special” on ABC. Special guests for the night include Kristen Bell, Sofia Carson, Josh Groban, Tony Hale, Sarah Hyland, Robert A. Iger, NCT 127, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor, Zac Brown Band, Skylar Astin, Kelsea Ballerini, Miles Brown, Anna Camp, Josh Gad, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sage Steele, Luis Fonsi, Tori Kelly and two of the original Mousketeers, Bob Burgess and Sharon Baird. Mickey’s 90th Spectacular airs Sunday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.


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