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Today in women’s history: Queen Latifah’s birthday

Dana Elaine Owens was born on this March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.

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Today in women’s history: Musical theater diva Julia Migenes is born

Julia Migenes, the American mezzo-soprano working primarily in musical theater repertoire, was born on this date.

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Seventy years since the end of WWII: "A Generation"

The struggle of Polish people after the invasion of Nazi Germany is portrayed well in this 1955 film.

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Today in women’s history: "A Raisin in the Sun" opens in 1959

The Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York City's Ethel Barrymore Theater on March 11, 1959.

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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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The stakes are high in third season of "The Americans"

In the latest episode we learn about the deadly craft of spying as it plays out in these damaged souls' lives. Targets, assets, friends, lovers, rivals.

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"Hitler's Rival": Book shines spotlight on Ernst Thalmann

While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.

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"Queen & Country": No time for sergeant-majors

In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman treads familiar ground we've seen in various films.

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Today in African American history: Happy birthday, Fats Domino!

World-renowned performer Antoine "Fats" Domino was born on this date in New Orleans in 1928. 

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“This Land is Your Land”: 75 years and the fight’s still on

"I have decided long ago that my songs and ballads would not get the hugs and kisses of the capitalistic experts." - Woody Guthrie

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