Opinion

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Straight outta everywhere: Learning to listen in the "racial conversation"

The white dominant culture is more interested in critiquing the rap music rather than critiquing the conditions to which the music bears witness.

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"Searching for Sugar Man": a review

Searching for Sugar Man is an uplifting documentary film about the life of Detroit based Mexican American working-class singer Sixto Rodriguez.

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“My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City”

"My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City" is a documentary film about gentrification and development in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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Movies you might have missed: “Fateless”

The capitalist industrialists of Nazi Germany were instrumental in the political rise and installation of Adolph Hitler as master of Germany.

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“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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Compelling documentaries: “The First Rasta” and “Marley”

Two films recently released to DVD provide a sweeping opportunity to learn more about Rastafari identity and culture.

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Documenting the disaster

"Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" is an examination of endless heartbreak and the clinging to the slender thread of hope.

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“The Revolutionary” - an American in China’s Communist Party

This is the story of a civil rights activist and union organizer who became a linguist, went to China after World War II, and joined the Chinese Communist revolution.

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Good summer movies: Moonrise, Marigold, Bernie, Hysteria

Moviegoers can take their pick of several good light-hearted films as the summer season begins. Each of these four has something to say and says it well.

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“Chernobyl Diaries” are best left unread

"Chernobyl Diaries" seems to casually abuse the real-life story behind the abandoned city of Pripiat for the sake of a few scares.

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