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The Night When Bernie Was President

On a recent evening, about two dozen Bernie Sanders supporters and assorted bons vivants crammed into the World Money Gallery, a boxcar-size events space on Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The occasion was the President Sanders Film Festival, at which four films would be shown. The gallery’s walls were decorated with glittery paintings of Sanders. “Better With Bernie—Baruch Hashem,” one read. Red and blue balloons floated at the ceiling, election-party-style; above the drinks table hung a large banner advertising “Bernie Sandwiches.” Amanda Mercado and Zachary Darvish, the festival’s organizers, stood…

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Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78

Bernie Casey, the ex-American Football player who became the first black actor to play James Bond’s CIA ally Felix Leiter, has died in Los Angeles at 78. The actor, who played Leiter opposite Sir Sean Connery in 1983’s Never Say Never Again, had other roles in Boxcar Bertha and Revenge of the Nerds. He also appeared in Cleopatra Jones and other so-called “blaxploitation” films. They included Dr Black, Mr Hyde, a 1976 horror film inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde story. Born in 1939 in West Virginia, Casey…

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