March

Tribeca accents cultural exchange

NEW YORK – Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff announced March 5 that the blockbuster festival will once again return to downtown, bringing a broad array of gala premieres, independent films, compelling panels, and a reprise of the highly successful Family Festival.

Dissecting dialectics

Book review Dance of the Dialectic: Steps in Marx’s Method By Bertell Ollman University of Illinois Press, 2003 Softcover, $18.95, 232 pp.

Feeling exploited? Its the system!

From 1961 until his death in 1999, Victor Perlo wrote the “People Before Profits” column in the People’s Weekly World. For Perlo, this column was an opportunity to apply Marxist thought to the economic issues of the day.

Irish band with huge following now on U.S. tour

Music Review St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone but you can still celebrate by catching Ireland’s most popular rock group on their U.S. tour (with another Irish artist, Damien Rice) or buying their new CD, Set List, now in U.S. stores.

The Bushes: Four generations of deceit and cronyism

Book review American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush By Kevin Phillips Viking Penguin, 2004 Hardcover, 397 pages, $25.95

High-stakes election being held in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR – Walking down the street it soon becomes apparent that a hotly disputed election is taking place.

John Randolph, actor, dies at 88

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – John Randolph, actor and political activist, died here Feb. 24 at age 88. Randolph was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for refusing to cooperate with the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee.

Irelands gem: Gemma Hayes

Music review Over the past two years Ireland and Europe have already had the pleasure of listening to Gemma Hayes. The Guardian newspaper included her as one of its “50 women to watch” last year.

Celebrating the Irish: In America

Movie review Samantha Morton and Djimon Hounsou won Oscar nominations for their roles in Jim Sheridan’s “In America.” Sheridan himself and his two daughters were nominated for screenwriting. Emma Bolger didn’t get a nomination, but she stole the movie anyway.

Of Exile and Return: The art of Zahi Khamis

Review WASHINGTON – Nearly 200 people packed the Palestine Center here Feb. 19 for an evening of Arab music and dance and to view the paintings of the gifted Palestinian artist, Zahi Khamis, on the theme “Of Exile and Return.”

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