Chris Byrd frequently reviews books, films and TV shows for Catholic publications.

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Book Review

Despite its flaws, biography adds to our understanding of Malcolm X

Book review: Thirty years in the making, The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X was a labor of love for investigative journalist Les Payne and his daughter Tamara, who finished the book after his death.

'Chicago 7' film about iconic '60s trial disappoints

Film Review: In any historical drama, screenwriters typically take some liberties. But Aaron Sorkin's egregious omissions and what he gets wrong fundamentally mar the new film "The Trial of the Chicago 7."

New documentary explores the 'Good Trouble' instigated by the late John Lewis

Film review: Director Dawn Porter creates a memorable, if incomplete, picture of the voting rights advocate known as the "conscience of Congress."

Book Review

Book on Katrina is ambitious, flawed

01012016p17pha.jpgKATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD
By Gary Rivlin
Published by Simon and Schuster, $27