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Spy parenting 101: Deadly decisions on “The Americans”

Characters Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are good parents. That is their baseline identity.

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Progies honor transsexuals, feminists, card-carrying Communists and more in film

The Progies honor films that stand up for human, worker, and women's rights, gay rights, minority rights, peace, the environment, and against fascism.

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Yevgeniy Fiks: Artist honors Pittsburgh’s labor history

A new art installation by Russian artist Yevgeniy Fiks has opened at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum.

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Today in history: Chilean communist poet Pablo Neruda wins Nobel Prize

Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams."

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"Gendering Radicalism" tells important story of women and communism

We can't write about the California Communist Party without writing about the women leaders who led it from its birth until the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Today in history: Fidel turns 89, poem by Che

"If iron stands in our way, we ask for a sheet of Cuban tears to cover our guerrillas bones on the journey to American history . . . "

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"The Other Blacklist": Red Scare's impact on African Americans

Mary Helen Washington's book is a welcomed addition to the history of the period, especially its impact on African Americans.

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The Americans: "One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov"

"As we near the end of the season, many of the pieces that have been laid out are coming together."

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"The Americans": new episode tackles religion

God splashes into the storyline of "Born Again" in a big way, dragging along several major characters in His wake. 

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NYU exhibit highlights Communist role in American music

A new exhibit highlights the CPUSA's role in the renaissance of folk music and U.S. popular music in general during the 30s and beyond.

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