Some on the left may dismiss her as indulging in postmodern "identity politics" - M.I.A. herself has said that her work explores her "otherness."
In "At the Public Market Museum: Charleston, South Carolina," Jane Kenyon's singular American poetic imagination offers clarity and revelation on the human condition.
Vocalist, actress and activist Abbey Lincoln, who died Aug. 14 at age 80, captured the energy and drive of an era in recording and film as few others could.
Global climate change is putting humanity's most basic, most elemental needs increasingly at risk.
Sooner or later every popular TV show eventually flops, and "American Idol" last season appeared to be heading down that path - but the show must go on, right?
The movie's sadism and violence far exceeded the original crime novel by master pulp fiction writer Jim Thompson - nevertheless, it was breathtaking art!
The political debates, the religious oratory, the provocations and intrigue in this movie are as modern as anything in today's news - only the weapons are old.
It is unconscionable to blame and persecute Mexican and other immigrants who are forced to migrate because of trade policies that our own government has so forcefully promoted.
Recently, Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, appeared on Comedy Central's Steven Colbert Report to encourage U.S. workers to take jobs in agriculture.
This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.