Arts & Entertainment


Latin Grammy Awards: Don’t vote for racists

 The Latin Grammy Awards started out as a typical music awards show, until Los Tigres and Mana held  up a large sign that read "Latinos Unidos No Voten for Racistas!"


“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.


New book offers no optimism for a free Puerto Rico

Nelson A. Denis looks not at earlier colonial history, but rather measures taken to subdue Nationalists before and after their 1950 uprising.



Skeletons as political art: A look at Day of the Dead artist Posada

Posada produced an enormous body of work, including not only his political cartoons but also commercial and advertising work.


What really happened to the 43 students in Mexico?

The disappearance of 43 students in Iguala last year on September 26 remains an open, festering wound in Mexico.


Today in history: Alberto Moravia died in 1990

In the same year Italian writer Alberto Moravia died in his Rome apartment at 82, his autobiography, "Vita di Moravia" was published.


Today in history: Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" in Berlin, 1945

"A political prisoner's wife goes undercover, infiltrates the family of the prison guard and frees her husband from a secret dungeon just as the tyrant is about to kill him."


Today in history: Fidel turns 89, poem by Che

"If iron stands in our way, we ask for a sheet of Cuban tears to cover our guerrillas bones on the journey to American history . . . "


U.S. role in global politics featured at Full Frame 2015

Following up on the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, we now look at three films addressing the U.S. role in Asian countries.



" I pass this on, and for those of you who haven't seen my poetry collection I include a poem I wrote in 1955, after my visit to Auschwitz."

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