Papa Grows Funk Doc at Film Fest Reveals Basic Band Truths

Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky inadvertently set a task for themselves when they decided to shoot a documentary on Papa Grows Funk. The New Orleans funk band was exactly what people thought it was—a very good, very funky band that loved to jam. It never had an obvious story though, and its members weren’t characters. Because of that, it wasn’t a natural hook for the movie, but Do U Want It? starts as a document of the love the band inspired in its fans.

Mike Meets Hospital; Hospital Wins

[Updated] Wednesday night, Governor Mitt Romney tried work his way around the pre-existing conditions question, allowing that people who had health insurance but lost it could re-get it despite pre-existing conditions, but those who were never insured would have to wait for states to craft laws to help them. In the abstract, that merely sounds problematic; put a name and face on it and impact is far more real.

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