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Beatrice Lumpkin's extraordinary book about her extraordinary life

The interweaving of anger, sorrow, humor, and joy makes "Joy in the Struggle" a deeply human book about a woman who has devoted her entire life to the fight for equality, democracy, and peace.

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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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"Devil in the Grove": Must-read Pulitzer Prize winner

In 1961, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In 2013, Gilbert King's "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America " won the same award for nonfiction.

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You could sell that

I make things. People will remark on them, then they will get a glow on their faces and and remark: "You could sell that!" This is considered the highest compliment you can be paid.

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"Multicultural Soup"

A poem from a recent People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights.

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New “Star Trek” shows flaws of today’s sci-fi

"Star Trek Into Darkness" benefits from 3-D and the latest movie gadgets, but suffers from not having Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry alive to make it original and creative.

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Students can now earn a college degree in heavy metal

Students enrolled in the degree program will learn the history of metal, from past censorship issues to major events and achievements.

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Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen: An appreciation

Harryhausen, who passed away May 7th, is revered by fantasy film geeks, special effects artists, and directors for his masterful advancement of stop motion animation.

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New films tell stunning tales of war, greed, love

More movie reviews from Tribeca Film Festival: greed, love and war on the big screen.

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Is fashion political? See “Diana Vreeland” and decide

It's a celebration of a time when style had a direct and powerful relationship with changing the world.

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