Arts & Entertainment

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Who knew? Those wacky Renaissance faires have radical roots

Faires have consistently provided a place for a mostly working-class audience to celebrate working-class and peasant culture from all around the world.

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Richard Blanco, inaugural poet, speaks to America

President Obama chose the first Cuban American and the first gay man to be the inaugural poet at his second inauguration this past Monday.

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The Used headline pro-LGBT tour, join "It Gets Better"

The Used, a popular rock/screamo band from Utah, are calling attention to a problem that plagues their state and many others: discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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"The Abolitionists": must-see TV

"The Abolitionists" should be seen by as many viewers as possible and shown widely in public schools.

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People’s World sports writer honored by public TV

When he is not doing journalism and community media Neil teaches history at a local junior high school, reads comic books and spends time with his girlfriend, Lisa.

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History, Tarantino style: "Django Unchained"

"Django Unchained" takes a central tragedy of American history and re-imagines it as exploitation-film revenge fantasy.

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“Koch Brothers Exposed”: must-see DVD hits hard

Director Robert Greenwald shines a penetrating light on the way in which billionaire brothers Dave and Charles Koch have used their money to impose their conservative agenda.

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Movies you might have missed: Ace in the Hole

The corrupting influence of mass media in a capitalist society has been the focus of several films.

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“Sorry to Bother You”: 2012’s top 10 albums

During the annual consumer orgy I call Capitalistmas, critics are assigned the task of rating the cultural product of the closing calendar year.

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