Arts & Entertainment

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Today in history: Musician/activist Leonard Bernstein is born

Bernstein became the most prominent American-born conductor and a supremely talented musician, educator and composer.

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Eye in the Sky: Surveillance and the art of Arnold Mesches

The manuscripts in question: Mesches' FBI file, 1945 to 1972; Arny, as he calls himself, is 91.

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Ayn Rand, U.S. government, and censoring of Hollywood dissent

In Dennis Broe's "Film Noir, American Workers and Postwar Hollywood," there is an attempt to categorize the film noir movies of different time periods.

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We Shall Be Free!: Black Communist Protest in Seven Voices

In his preface, Walter T. Howard writes that, he hopes to "break new ground in the scholarship of the African American left."

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"Free Angela" - what you do when wolves come after you

"Free Angela and all Political Prisoners," written and directed by Shola Lynch, brilliantly tells the story about the history-making struggle, to win Davis' freedom.