Arts & Entertainment

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A playwright named "Shagspeare" in Bill Cain's "Equivocation"

"Shag" for short receives a royal commission to write about Guy Fawkes and England's 1605 Gunpowder Plot.

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Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."

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“Pleasures of Being Out of Step”: Nat Hentoff, music, politics

Even if its subject is unconventional, "Step" is conventionally crafted, including archival footage and photos, as well as original interviews .

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“Last Days in Vietnam”: propaganda flick by JFK’s niece

"Last Days in Vietnam" is so shamefully one-sided that it's hardly a documentary; it's the cinematic equivalent of putting a blossom on a turd.

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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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“Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan”

"Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan," by Klassen and Greg Albo, asks the question, "Why did the Canadian government go to war in Afghanistan in 2001?"

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“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is stunning must-see

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is visually stunning, unfolding professionally within a familiar bio-pic template.

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“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” to be shown in Baltimore

MICA keeps the focus on the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States with a showing Nov. 14 of the film "Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners."

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Video: Springsteen sings “Nueva Canción” as tribute to people of Argentina, Chile

Bruce Springsteen has mustered his best Spanish in a tribute to the people of Argentina.

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Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.

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