Arts & Entertainment

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Syd Hoff and A. Redfield: Two sides of the same coin

An almost unknown dimension of his amazing career, discovered by his heirs only after his death in 2004, was Hoff's work for left-wing periodicals in the '30s.

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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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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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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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“What Lies Across the Water”: Revealing new book on Cuban 5

In comprehensive and convincing fashion the book explains how the Cuban Five came to be arrested, tried, and imprisoned.

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“Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead:” A review

Women of every race and class face corresponding challenges, but the dramatically different circumstances leave you wondering if there's the basis for an alliance?

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Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.

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"Devil in the Grove": Must-read Pulitzer Prize winner

In 1961, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In 2013, Gilbert King's "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America " won the same award for nonfiction.

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Why "Game of Thrones" reigns supreme

"Game of Thrones" has obtained an exceptionally large fanbase and piqued the interest of critics who usually give fantasy the cold shoulder.

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Al Gore takes on “The Future”

Al Gore tries to expand his public role to issues that relate to but go beyond climate change.

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