Monthly Preview: September
Nineties TV and movies, movie stars and more
Do you know about orphan trains?
Next month’s Autonomia features a return to the 1990s with a 30th anniversary film review of a surveillance state movie and a 1995 documentary introduced by author and historian David McCullough about a 70-year private charity campaign to place orphans in rural, religious homes.
The articles are coming soon (with other articles) in September’s Autonomia. Look for in-depth analysis of Sneakers, co-starring James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Ben Kingsley and Dan Aykroyd in next month’s Thursday with Robert Redford. For its 20th anniversary, I’ll be judging Steven Spielberg’s police state movie, Minority Report, with Tom Cruise. A roundup of this summer’s Washington, D.C. Objectivist conference (OCON) is also in progress (exclusively for the paid subscriber).
In retrospect, August stories feature reviews of a capitalism-themed film based on the infamous “Robber Barons” tract for a Tuesday with Cary Grant and Richard Donner’s small 1980 film about basketball, suicide and friendship.
Other articles address:
Fred Astaire as an ace fighter pilot in a cathartic movie musical
Birthday remembrance and greeting for Roberto Clemente and Robert Redford
Travelogue on El Paso and its Marriott-branded Hotel Paso Del Norte in the Texas border city’s downtown
A series review for the paid subscriber about The Crazy Ones, the last TV show by Robin Williams before he ended his own life
A new review of the year’s number one film, Top Gun Maverick, was previewed for readers (exclusive to paid subscribers, who discuss the film in comments)
Obituaries for Olivia Newton-John, Vin Scully and David McCullough
The backstory for my article on discovering Pittsburgh’s only Andrew Carnegie sculpture in Points in Pittsburgh
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—Scott Holleran, Editor & Founder, Autonomia
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