Arts & Entertainment

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The Revolution is coming to a theater near you: 1969 in review

One of the great things about the theater is that it can dramatize history, and the people who make it and shake it.

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Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50th anniversary

The longest-running competitive film festival in America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

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"Pride" tells of solidarity vs. prejudice, winning vs. losing

In 1984, a small group of London gays and lesbians collected money for the miners and taught a lesson of solidarity that everybody should memorize.

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Book review: "Paul Robeson for Beginners"

A wonderful book that reveals and celebrates the life of an exceptional man who left a majestic and lasting legacy to the world.

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Films from forbidden lands

People in the West rarely get to see films from North Korea, let alone Cuba or Vietnam. Film festivals are often the only source for cinema from the "forbidden" Communist countries.

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Whose land? Interview with an objective Israeli filmmaker

Director Tamara Erde investigated both the Israeli and Palestinian public school systems, with access to teachers, students and administrators on both sides of the Wall.

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New documentaries in Toronto

Documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival come from all corners of the globe, covering a wide range of subjects, and many are of interest to the progressive community.

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Review: Smiling through the Apocalypse, Esquire in the 60s

Esquire editor Harold Hayes was arguably to magazines what famous literary editor Maxwell Perkins (editor for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe) was to novels.

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"The Liberator" generates some thinking

My movie buddy went to see "Gone Girl" with her book club, so I recruited a professor friend of mine to see "The Liberator" with.

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Film review: "Love is Strange"

Put seasoned actors like John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei together in a film, and guaranteed there'll be a certain amount of movie magic.

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