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Book Review: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie (1993)

Famed Native American author mixes dark humor and sadness in his treatments of loss and death

A while back, I reviewed the 1998 film Smoke Signals on the SevenPonds blog. This inspired me to read the collection of short stories on which the film was based. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Smoke Signals (1998)

Native American Chris Eyre's film takes a funny and poignant look at two kinds of loss

Unfortunately, it is rare to find films with all Native American casts and it’s especially rare to find one that has reached anything approaching a wide release. That’s why the 1998 indie film Smoke Signals (directed by Chris Eyre), based … Continue reading

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