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Does ‘The Post’ Seek To Glorify The Press In The Era of Fake News?

Steven Spielberg’s latest drama, The Post, may be a celebration of the free press, but in the age of “fake news” it feels more like an attempt to glorify the press rather than focus on its habit of misrepresentation. The Post tells the story of the The Washington Post and its publishing of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. The Pentagon Papers (as they came to be called) was a series of documents detailing the extent of the US involvement in the Vietnam War. Upon learning of the atrocities of the war, military analyst Daniel Ellsberg secretly copied and leaked the documents to the press in the hopes that the public would be made aware of the truth.

Kay Graham (portrayed by Meryl Streep in Spielberg’s film) was the acting publisher of The Washington Post at the time. She inherited the role of sole proprietor following her husband’s untimely death by suicide. Graham not only faced a board of all-male stock holders who were ready to oust her at any moment, but also a more hostile-than-friendly editor named Ben Bradlee (portrayed by Tom Hanks), who reportedly informed her that he’d give his left nut to run the Post, himself. Shortly after Graham came into her new position, Martin Weil (Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk) was sent to meet with Ellsberg to collect the top secret documents in Boston and transport them safely back to Washington. Continue reading

Jugrnaut x Fake Shore Drive “6th Year Anniversary” Recap


Last weekend the good guys at Jugrnaut and Fake Shore Drive threw their joint 6th Year Anniversary party at Chicago’s Tantrik. From the looks of Fly Kite Media’s recap video, it went down in fashion. If you were in Chicago last Friday and snoozed, you definitely missed out. Peep the video above and stay tuned for more from Jugrnaut.

Jugrnaut x Fake Shore Drive 6 Year Anniversary Party

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Location: 770 N Halsted St, Chicago
When: Friday, December 6th @ 9PM

The good guys at Jugrnaut will be linking up with Fake Shore Drive to celebrate their 6th year anniversary in the form of an awesome party. The night will feature tunes from DJ Matt Boy White, DJ Iggy, DJ Manny Muscles & DJ Oreo along with special guests. This one’s 18+ and is only $5 before 11PM, $10 after; the party will also feature the release of Jugrnaut & Fake Shore’s capsule collection and will see a ton of giveaways.

Caleb James Live at Reggie’s, July 19th

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Location: 2109 S State St, Chicago
Doors: 6:30PM

Caleb James of Save Money will be performing at Reggie’s tomorrow. Earlier this week Caleb dropped his latest project entitled “The Jones” and will be showcasing the new mixtape live for the first time along with the Save Money Army. The show is all ages and is only a mere $5, it starts at 6:30pm so that’s early enough to hit up then proceed with the night. If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow go check out Caleb James at Reggie’s and keep it locked here for more from Save Money.