Since 2012, California has been suffering through a historically severe drought. For the farmers of the Central Valley, which is, as Dana Goodyear writes in this week’s issue, “the country’s fruit basket, salad bowl, and dairy case,” the future seems especially bleak. Wells have gone dry, orchards have been left to perish, and those who came to California to work the fields stand idle. Photographers Matt Black and Ed Kashi recently spent time with the farmers and shepherds of the Central Valley, documenting their ongoing struggles. Some of Black’s photographs are also featured in this week’s issue.
How can you resist Miles Teller? Two Night Stand hits select theatres 9/26 and On Demand 10/3!
I don’t know if you have ever seen Marbles Harsgrove, but she is one of my favorite things on the internet. In addition to being a talented movie reviewer, she is great source of good information for those who care to pay attention. She is also the first time I ever became aware of Melissa McCarthy. I think this is such a genius creation on every level.
For anyone living in Los Angeles, Skid Row is a tough reality. I’ve driven through it many times, and questioned how we as Americans can allow our fellow citizens to suffer in this way. This documentary looks to offer an interesting window into a world that is very geographically close, yet so far away.