Arts & Entertainment

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Syd Hoff and A. Redfield: Two sides of the same coin

An almost unknown dimension of his amazing career, discovered by his heirs only after his death in 2004, was Hoff's work for left-wing periodicals in the '30s.

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Marvel unveils new Muslim superheroine

Marvel has introduced a new Ms. Marvel, a 16 year-old Pakistani-American, and the first Muslim superheroine to star in her own mainstream ongoing series.

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“Black Revolutionary” explores life of William Patterson and global freedom fight

In Gerald Horne's new book, "Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle," we are privy to William L. Patterson's transformation from well-to-do lawyer to a revolutionary.

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“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” to be shown in Baltimore

MICA keeps the focus on the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States with a showing Nov. 14 of the film "Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners."

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What’s up with Cuban films?

Since there are so few films coming to us out of Cuba, it's always a momentous occasion to see them - whether good or bad. 

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Thrills are alive with sound of Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald revealed herself as not only possessing a stellar soprano voice, but also a sparkling wit, winning personality and a strong social consciousness and conscience.

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Horror movies with a conscience?

The movies that follow are fantasies based on real, immediate, contemporary threats.

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"The Lion in Winter" delivers royal drama with rip-roaring wit

John Rafter Lee and Diane Hurley deliver bravura turns as the title character and his imprisoned, estranged wife Eleanor.

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“Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight”

"My purpose is to be an artist, educator, responsible tax-paying citizen, and a contributing member to society who just so happens to be blind."

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“Final Fantasy,” capitalism, and the environment

"Final Fantasy VII" centers on a militant ecological group called AVALANCHE, which is trying to stop the Shinra corporation from destroying the planet in its pursuit of Mako energy. 

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