Grant at his best in About a Boy

I love Hugh Grant. I won’t deny it. Four Weddings and a Funeral is on my list of all-time favorite movies. But even if you don’t like him, you should enjoy his latest, About a Boy.

Film festival salutes New York City

NEW YORK – The Second Annual Golden Age of Cinema Film Festival ( is presenting an eight-week cinematic tribute to New York City through July 2.

Crowd trips lite fantastic on Gersons 70th

NEW YORK – The Larry Siegel Ensemble played favorites, old and new, and the crowd took to the dance floor May 19 to celebrate Si and Sophie Gerson’s 70th wedding anniversary at Winston Unity Center.

Legislation against un-Israeli views approved

TEL AVIV – In a raucous session, the Israeli Knesset approved legislation May 15 to outlaw and punish, as well as exclude from parliamentary representation, people and parties that express “un-Israeli” views or solidarity with “the enemy and terror organizations.”

Court votes in favor of affirmative action

On May 14 the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 5-4 that the race-conscious admissions policy at University of Michigan's (UM) Law School is legal. For the entire article, click on the headline. To visit the homepage of the Affirmative Action and Diversity Project, click here.

Organized optimism:CPUSA looks to grassroots

Marc Brodine, Washington State Communist Party USA leader, is looking forward to the upcoming June 28-30 national conference on building CPUSA clubs and mass grassroots movements. He said the time is right to “draw lessons from all the experiences and attempts made in building the Communist Party.”

Edisons shaky finances raise concerns

PHILADELPHIA – Edison Schools Inc., the for-profit management corporation hired to run 20 Philadelphia schools, saw its stock plummet to $1.37 per share on May 17, raising fresh concerns about the proposed school privatization plan. Edison stock has lost 89 percent of its value in one month.

Changing views on Palestine

Public opinion is shifting in the U.S.: some members of Congress are developing a clearer understanding of Middle East realities, but extremist ideologies and fear of political pressures continue to hold sway on Capitol Hill.

The 2002 elections: a preview

Every time an election rolls around some pundit calls it “the most important election in years.” Another says it’s “the most important election in our lifetime,” while yet another says “it’s the most important election in recent memory.” So take your pick, but when it comes to the 2002 election, we say “all of the above.”

Rally for locked-out workers

DETROIT – On April 24, 29 Detroit-Windsor Tunnel workers were locked out of their jobs after refusing to accept a 3.5 percent wage reduction, a two-tier wage plan to drive wages down further and a $40 co-payment on prescriptions.

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