Arts & Entertainment

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"Sarajevo": Saga of 1914 joins ranks of great pacifist films

Like Oliver Stone in JFK, Sarajevo's director Andreas Prochaska and writer Martin Ambrosch have created a counter-narrative to the official version of why the archduke was shot.

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French culture panel mulls Picasso studio future

Picasso worked in the Left Bank studio in the Hotel de Savoie for 19 years, and it is where he painted his famed anti-war opus "Guernica" in 1937.

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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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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Hollywood doesn't recognize complexity of black life

This should have been the year that black directors dominated the Oscars.

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Book review: Moshe Lewin's "The Soviet Century"

About Stalinism, Lewin strongly makes the point that while Stalin's  tenure from the mid 1920s to the early 1950s represented a significant portion of Soviet history it did not represent all of it.

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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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Lincoln: principles and politics

In this 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation, we are fortunate to have Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals to help us understand Abraham Lincoln.

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People’s World sports writer honored by public TV

When he is not doing journalism and community media Neil teaches history at a local junior high school, reads comic books and spends time with his girlfriend, Lisa.

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Movies you might have missed: “Destiny of a Man”

This all consuming experience in the Soviet psyche resulted in many films that portrayed the incredible heroism of the Soviet people.

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