May

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"Born This Way": Lady Gaga's anthem of acceptance

Lady Gaga's position at the summit of pop culture cannot be denied or overstated.

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Progressives prepare for zombie doomsday

Will this weekend bring the rapture or one big zombie apocolypse?

Song and struggle: “Bravely Comrades, In Step”

The struggle for socialism is international and constantly evolving. Socialist music is the same. "Bravely Comrades, In Step" is a good example.

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Common and hip hop are as American as apple pie

Conservative media pundits and Republican extremists deliberately used Common's invitation by the White House to condemn the Obama administration.

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"Brothers of Bella": vintage music with a red tinge

Musically, "Brothers of Bella" is masterful, with rambunctious piano playing backed by accordion, bass, guitar, and drums. Yet the band doesn't stretch beyond the realm of classic music styles.

Tony Kushner CUNY degree struggle: Symptom of nationwide problem

Tonight the executive board of the trustees of the City University of New York will reportedly meet and reverse a decision to table and potentially deny playwright Tony Kushner an honorary doctorate from John Jay College.

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Trapped in history: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

In "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Herzog adds a sometimes absurd, but always human, touch.

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Rage rocker Morello: "This is a union town" (with video)

Tom Morello's solo act saw his return to political activism through music after a year of playing with apolitical rock band Audioslave.

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Song and struggle: "Hold the Fort"

With its pro-union and military themes and its emphasis on solidarity, the song reflected the experience of the embattled working class.