Arts & Entertainment

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Quintessential Quentin: "The Hateful Eight" reviewed

It's worth seeing because of its scorching onscreen examination of racism -- then and now -- but it completely squanders the big screen process.

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Spike Lee’s "Chiraq" spotlights Chicago gun violence

"Chiraq" is described as exploring the epidemic of gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, and black-on-black violence.

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“Sixteen Tons,” a novel about coal miners, invites us to rethink capitalism

"Sixteen Tons" represents violent behavior on all sides, urging us to reflect on the circumstances in our class culture that foster brutality.

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"How Can We Make Peace Sexy?"

Inspired by Hollywood movies that glorify violence,  a poet asks, "How do we make peace sexy?"

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U.S. shootings: Rockers, metal artists decry gun violence

You can't sweep issues under the rug, not in a country that goes to the rest of the world and claims to be an exceptional example.

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U.S. shootings: Musicians, too, have been the victims

"Twenty-four years to the day when John Lennon was shot and killed in front of his New York City apartment building, emerged from behind a seven-foot-high stack of amplifiers."

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A Vision

A poem in memory of those who died in Newtown.