December

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“Club Red”: Vacation, Soviet-style

Koenker also paints a vivid, detailed picture of a government sincerely attempting to live up to its promise of "the good life" for its citizens.

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Top 10 worst sequels and remakes of 2013

Here are ten films that make a compelling case for why Hollywood has come down not only with severe sequelitis, but remake-itis as well.

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Black superheroes forever changed comic books

Adilifu Nama's Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes does a great job of introducing many of today's comic book fans with the history of African Americans in comic books and pop culture generally.

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American Latino Museum could be “beacon for the planet”

The Smithsonian National American Latino Museum, already 20 years in the planning, will be a reality some day, but no one can say when.

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What does Wonder Woman mean for 2015?

Gal Gadot, a relatively unknown Jewish Israeli actress, has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman. Some are pondering what a female superhero means in modern times.

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“Night People”: Humanity, New York style

Night People and Other Tales of Working New York is a new collection of short stories and poems reflecting the struggles of average citizens and workers in New York City and beyond.

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"Reaching for the Moon": Love dares speak its name

I really liked this movie, mainly because of its unusual characters based on actual historical figures.

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"The Book Thief": A child looks at fascism

"The Book Thief" is not a happy movie. It's narrated by Death, though he's a trifle friendlier than usually depicted.