Arts & Entertainment


Radical plots in our comics? Marvel goes there

Marvel Comics has often used its fictional universe as an allegory for real-life politics.


Singing for change: Soundtrack of a movement

There is a soundtrack to the rising movement for social change. 


Remembering poet, Spanish Civil War vet Ramon Durem

Although of mixed heritage, he identified as African American, and his poems impacted the Black Power movement as a cultural inspiration.


Today in history: radical Dada artist Man Ray is born

ARTnews magazine named Man Ray one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century.


"The Butler" brings civil rights era to life

Forest Whitaker Is incapable of anything that isn't stellar. The rest of the cast, basically everybody in Hollywood, Is completely stunning.


Films about African Americans stand out at Tribeca Festival

Films at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival last month that highlighted prominent African Americans and their eventful lives were infused with this dilemma of choosing the right course of struggle against racism and injustice.