Arts & Entertainment

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A desire to change the world: Author Gary Murrell on Herbert Aptheker

During the height of the "Red Scare," Aptheker was considered by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as the "most dangerous communist in the United States."

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This week in history: Jack London, writer, socialist, is born

Jack London, novelist and passionate advocate of labor unions, socialism, and the rights of workers, was born 140 years ago.

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More than a review: The importance of "Jimmie Higgins" work underlined

"He was not one of the speakers, of course - he would have been terrified at the idea of making a speech; but he was one of those whose labor made the speaking possible."

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"Death in the Congo" highlights obscure subject: African liberation

"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.

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Class struggle from the couch

Back in 2011, the video-gaming industry was already three-fifths the size of the movie industry. For that reason alone, games deserve serious critical attention.

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Movies you might have missed: "The Village Teacher"

The film is directed by Mark Donskoy, a protégé of Sergei Eisenstein, which becomes quite apparent when the viewer is caught off guard by unique camera angles and creative photography.