Kristine Hadeed

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Kristine Hadeed

What ‘American Sniper’ Got Right

An early scene in the movie depicts young Chris at the dinner table with his family. His younger brother had been beaten up by a bully, and the boys’ father takes the scenario as an opportunity to teach them a life lesson.

What Made J. Cole So Successful?

The North Carolina-bred artist has just accomplished what no other rapper has managed to do—that is, make conscious rap mainstream with virtually no promotion.