Arts & Entertainment

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From Mandela to Philomena at Chicago Film Festival

In its 49th season, the Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. With over 150 titles from over 50 countries, there is a wealth of films to choose from for any progressive viewer.

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Toronto Festival: New films feature Wikileaks, American slavery, Bolivar

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off another 10 day-run of amazing cinema Sept 5-15.

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Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is Oscar material

After recent excursions in Europe, Woody Allen has brought his filmmaking back home, with excellent results.

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Video: Springsteen sings “Nueva Canción” as tribute to people of Argentina, Chile

Bruce Springsteen has mustered his best Spanish in a tribute to the people of Argentina.

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Zap! Pow! Liberator Comics takes up animal rights

The comic presents a powerful storyline involving animal rescuers, and info concerning the plight of animals involved in lab research and corporate farms.

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Che Guevara of antiquity on stage in "Prometheus Bound"

Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound is this southern California theater season's exceptional undertaking of transcendent artistry with insight into and about the human condition and spirit.

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"All of life": Roque Dalton, poet and revolutionary

Dalton has long been recognized as one of the finest poets of the 20th century in Latin America..But Dalton was not just a poet: he was a revolutionary poet.

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Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.

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NFL escapes "judicial nets" with concussion deal

The most recent "whale" to escape meaningful legal accountability was the National Football League (NFL) who settled over 4,000 lawsuits from former players and families.

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Book review: Moshe Lewin's "The Soviet Century"

About Stalinism, Lewin strongly makes the point that while Stalin's  tenure from the mid 1920s to the early 1950s represented a significant portion of Soviet history it did not represent all of it.

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