In a word, no. I had no idea.
In 2001 I was in my late 20s and working two, sometimes 3 jobs. Full time during the day, restaurant and catering gigs at night. Watching the news was not much of a priority. The events of 9/11 changed that a bit, but after a few weeks of coverage I couldn’t take the bad news anymore and started watching the Food Network non-stop (a behavior repeated after the Virginia Tech massacre but even more intense). So I don’t remember the shockwave that rocked New England when The Boston Globe broke the Catholic Church sex scandal.
Fast forward to 2016. I went to the movies with a friend, and she is one that will enjoy some of the more cerebral films with me (unlike the chick flick tradition I have with my mom on New Years Day). We started with lunch, then watched Star Wars again (for both of us), and then walked across the parking lot to the Criterion theater to watch Spotlight. Continue reading