25-years-of-1997

‘Oz’ Changed the Way We Look at Crime, Punishment and Naked Men

The searing prison drama wouldn’t let us escape one of America’s greatest failures

The Toxic Male Prophecy of ‘In the Company of Men’

Writer-director Neil LaBute looks back at his brilliant, blistering satire, which remains depressingly relevant today

When Bill Clinton Asked Black America to Forgive the U.S. for Tuskegee

It was intended to be an apology, but it ultimately turned into the most powerful man in the world requesting Black Americans to once again forgive the wrongs done to us

An Eternity to Die: The ‘Heat’-Inspired Bank Robbery That Shook Los Angeles

In 1997, two men dressed in body armor and armed with assault rifles walked into a Bank of America and proceeded to get into a 45-minute-long gun battle with the LAPD. It was a showdown that would forever change the shape of policing in America