Arts & Entertainment

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“Seven Days in May”: A movie you might have missed

Seven Days in May is a fine example of art that entertains but that also provides strong insight.

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Colleen McCullough, 77: obit insults author, draws outrage

The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.

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“10 Items or Less”: A movie you might have missed

The picture "10 Items or Less," from 2006, is the sort of gentle, insightful film I wish they made more of.

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Book offers analysis on Communist International

The history of U.S. communism and the Communist Party, USA isn't an easy subject to write about. 

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“Billy Elliot”: Broadway musical meets proletarian drama

Combines a commercial, crowd-pleasing form of expression that also roots the characters and plot firmly in class conflict and consciousness.

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"Afonya": a movie you might have missed

The "Afonya" story remains relatable and enjoyable today as well as being an interesting glimpse into the ups and downs of the Soviet experiment.

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Nursing home workers write their stories with “Loving Hands”

"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.

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“From Spring to Summer”: A movie you might have missed

The Korean people suffered mightily under the cruel occupation of imperialist Japan. That sad reality is brought to life in this well constructed war picture.

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“Selma” will inspire you

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery.

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“Blackhat”: The thinker’s thriller

Director Mann has made the tried and true thriller genre timely and cutting edge, as well as sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting.

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