Arts & Entertainment


American Grace

This poem/prayer was originally published in People's Weekly World in March 2006.


Latin Grammy Awards: Don’t vote for racists

 The Latin Grammy Awards started out as a typical music awards show, until Los Tigres and Mana held  up a large sign that read "Latinos Unidos No Voten for Racistas!"


“A Year Without Sundays:” remaking Cuban society through literacy campaign

A modern day activist for social change often dreams of that day when all the hard work of struggle comes to fruition . . .


"The Green Inferno" is new low in racist film making

Filmmaker Eli Roth, who specializes in the horror genre, has no problem time traveling in the wrong direction.


New book celebrates the centennial of jazz great Billy Strayhorn

"Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life" is a welcome addition for anyone interested in jazz, civil rights, or photography.


Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.


Leith: weaponized Aryans on film in North Dakota

Neo-Nazis insinuate their way into the tiny town of Leith, pitting the hardcore reactionaries against the population of ordinary townsfolk and their allies.


“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.


New book offers no optimism for a free Puerto Rico

Nelson A. Denis looks not at earlier colonial history, but rather measures taken to subdue Nationalists before and after their 1950 uprising.



Spike Lee’s "Chiraq" spotlights Chicago gun violence

"Chiraq" is described as exploring the epidemic of gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, and black-on-black violence.

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