Arts & Entertainment


“Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution” – unfinished business

A stirring montage of film clips, talking heads and still photos of one of the most dramatic movements in modern history.


The Chile coup and Pinochet’s “Christian” torture chamber in “Colonia”

German director Florian Gallenberger's Colonia is arguably this year's Zürich Film Festival's hardest-hitting film. 


Arlo Guthrie celebrates 50th anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant”

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is in the midst of an extensive tour across America.


Herbert Aptheker biography is political narrative of remarkable man

Murrell paints a vivid, detailed picture of Aptheker's political life and for this he should be commended.


Today in history: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma born in 1955

Among his many distinctions are the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Hispanic Heritage Month: A Costa Rican poet honors Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Sampayan Bulosan (1913-1956) was a class-conscious English-language Filipino novelist and poet.


Today in history: Alberto Moravia died in 1990

In the same year Italian writer Alberto Moravia died in his Rome apartment at 82, his autobiography, "Vita di Moravia" was published.


"Labor’s Home Front": the AFL in World War II

The history of labor during wartime is an enticing subject, the history of labor during World War II especially so.


Today in history: Writer Ken Kesey born in 1935

Kesey is best remembered for his novels "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"and"Sometimes a Great Notion."


Today in history: Critic, playwright, Brecht translator Eric Bentley born

As Eric Bentley turns 99 and enters his 100th year, he is recognized as America's oldest living playwright.

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