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Thaïs: Religion versus sexuality on an epic scale

Jules Massenet's Thaïs is a tale of religion and sexual repression, with baritone Plácido Domingo as Athanaël, a meddler of epic proportions, masquerading as a monk to hide his inner psychological conflicts.

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Magnus Hirschfeld: Germany’s pioneer fighter for LGBTQ equality

Many unsung heroes exist in the gay liberation movement across the globe. One of them is the central figure in Ralf Dose's absorbing new short new biography.

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Groundbreaking new documentary about the 1984-85 Miners' Strike

Still the Enemy Within tells the story of 160 000 coal miners and miners' wives and families from Wales, Scotland and Yorkshire on the frontline of the strike for an entire year.

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Farley Mowat: Writer, socialist and environmentalist

Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.

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U.K.: Performers condemn woes facing the entertainment arts

Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.

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Letters from Zora: In her own words

"I was able to conjure my own self," says Black American writer Zora Neale Hurston in the non-stop phenomenon that is Letters from Zora.

 

 

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Entrapment, food wars, and capitalism in three films

A film that debuted at the recent Tribeca Film Festival offers compelling evidence that our government has gone too far in "protecting" its citizens.

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"Belle": young love in shadow of the slave trade

This historical drama takes up Belle's first encounters with young love, the stratified class system of the times, and disgusting forms of chauvinism.

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Review: "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself "

The PBS American Masters series is airing a biopic about the writer who made a career out of being a "professional amateur."

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H.R. Giger, 74: Surrealist artist known for his "Alien"

Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.

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