Opinion

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"The Hunger Games" better than expected

The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a  larger story of oppression and rebellion.

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Debbie Amis Bell: Memories of a Freedom Rider

"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.

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"Levitated Mass": Art or environmental crime?

The sheer grandiosity of the project - the nightly slow motion parade through 22 cities, the $10-to-$20 million price tag - provoked new conversations about the validity of Earth Art,

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The Vanishing City: a movie review

All of these communities have felt the impact and hardships of the city's re-zoning and development laws.

Limbaugh a poor excuse for a hall of famer

The Show-Me state is well known for producing a lot of great, courageous people, but Rush Limbaugh was also born here.

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Happy birthday, Marian Anderson! (with video)

Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.

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Left on the bookshelf: "The John Carlos Story"

The name John Carlos will forever be etched in American history.

Documentary shows a "different" side of Fidel

Oliver Stone interviews Fidel Castro on a wide range of issues.

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What the Oscars ignore: Progies spotlight films you should see

Progie nominees contain a wealth of progressive content and contain many suggestions for progressives viewers to watch ... if you can find the films at your local theater, on TV or anywhere in the U.S.!

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Left on the bookshelf: "Blacks, Reds and Russians"

There is a much less known story of another group of immigrants who sought freedom and opportunity, but it wasn't to America but to the Soviet Union that they fled.

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