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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“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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"Calpurnia Tate": a girl comes of age in Texas

Jacqueline Kelly's engrossing young adult novel set on on a Texas cotton and pecan farm with 338 pages that seemingly turn themselves, is a coming of age tale with vast relevance for today's readers.

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Go see Duke Ellington’s sweet, tangy “Queenie Pie”

Ellington was one of the most versatile figures in music of the 20th century, but most people do not know that from the 1930s on,  Ellington worked intermittently, all the way up to his death in 1974, on an opera.

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Pete Seeger, we honor you

Here are just a few stories about the impact made by Pete Seeger on a single one of the millions of people who were influenced by him during his long, creative, inspiring and productive life.

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“Negro Comrades of the Crown” should be required reading

Horne focuses on the reactionary nature of U.S. slavery and racism, and demonstrates the vanguard role of African Americans in the struggle for freedom.

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“Opposing Jim Crow”: How African Americans helped shape Soviet antiracism

"Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937" critically investigates what she calls "Soviet antiracism."

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"Philomena:" heartbreak, fortitude, and search for closure

It's something of a "buddy movie," one of many where two people with great dissimilarities are teamed together in some common objective over which they have no agreement.

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Today in labor history: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts first woman

On Jan. 3, 1987, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admitted its first woman performer, Detroit legend Aretha Franklin.

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