Arts & Entertainment

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“Shoeleather History” brings rambunctious New England Wobblies to life

Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.

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Book review: "Bohemians"

Bohemians would appear to be the book Paul Buhle has been waiting to introduce his entire lengthy career as a writer and editor. 

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Did homophobia cut singer, LGBT activist Otep out of metal festival?

It may be no coincidence that the festival's main sponsor is Rockstar Energy Drink, a corporation with ties to a homophobic, conservative political pundit.

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“Cesar Chavez” is an inspiring must see for today

The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.

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“Harmony”: A band in Nazi Germany, a powerful, Broadway-ready musical

Besides the theme of harmony itself, another theme of Manilow and Sussman's show is regret: both living with it, and living so as not having to regret.

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Star-studded "Monuments Men" asks: Is art worth fighting for?

A historical drama of saving 1,000 years of our cultural heritage. in the knowledge that if Hitler went down, he would take with him to the grave the treasure house of Western Civilization just out of spite. Maybe most was rescued, though a great deal also was lost.

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“Stand-Off at HWY #37”: Mixed loyalties, motives in great Native drama

Ramirez courageously unleashes the dogs of war and sets her characters on a collision course. And as they head for the brink, she struggles to rein them in.

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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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Unique and inspiring: “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine”

 "Al helm," which means "the dream" in Arabic, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s  well known "dream" come together in a unique and profound manner.

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Not all “peace and love”: Bill, Joan and the Beat Generation

The latest addition to the Beatnik canon is on the stage, in the form of Bill & Joan, world premiering at the Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles.

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