Arts & Entertainment

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"Conduct of Saints”: conscience, crime, and Catholics in post-Nazi Rome

Emanating from a small publishing house, this novel likely has no five- or six-figure advertising budget, and may escape notice. Make sure your local library gets it.

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“The Gatekeepers”: brutally frank and powerful

If you have any interest at all in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "The Gatekeepers" is essential viewing.

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“World War Z” as World War Proletariat

If you're tired of hearing about zombies...that's probably too bad. America's most popular monster shows no sign of shambling away quietly.

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"Wolverine" sequel is much sharper than the first

The follow-up to the abysmal 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which royally ticked off fans and critics alike, The Wolverine fixed everything that was wrong with the eponymous character's story.

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Reza Aslan's “Zealot” exposes Christianity's revolutionary roots

He leaves readers with a question which, curiously, he does not even attempt to answer.

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Cop show reveals the U.S.-Mexico divide

What makes "The Bridge" fascinating is not only its characters, but what is going on behind them.

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“Fruitvale Station”: an American tragedy

Ryan Coogler gives us Fruitvale Station as a symbolic recapitulation of the Stations of the Cross, recounting the last 30-plus hours of Oscar Grant III's life.

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Living New Deal illuminates labor, art history on San Francisco’s waterfront

Living New Deal will catalogue and preserve New Deal projects in the U.S.

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“The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy”: What??

Lefcourt's cream pie in the face of the old Bolshevik is Trotsky's second assassination.

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Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida, opposes “stand your ground” (video)

The 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on July 14, that until the law is abolished in Florida, he will "never" perform there again.

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