Song and struggle: “The Internationale"

This is the first installment of what is intended to be a series on the rich left-wing musical tradition.


"The Temperamentals" strikes a blow for the sexual revolution

The Temperamentals is part of a significant emerging trend in contemporary American theater.


“My Perestroika”: Russians cope with capitalism in fascinating documentary

Few films released in the West have shown how the transition from socialism has affected Russians and other Eastern Europeans.


“Love During Wartime”: A Romeo and Juliet story from the Holy Land

A couple's innocent dream to escape the bonds of politics, time and tribe ineluctably butts up against the sanctions of all-too-organized society at every turn.


Biography of Hubert Harrison, one of America's greatest minds

Jeffrey Perry's biography tears away the curtain of obscurity that has kept several generations of Americans from learning about-and learning from Hubert Harrison.


"American Idol" is a slice of America

If you're not into "American Idol" and think it has no place in this publication, stop reading now, and direct your anti-popular culture comments and criticisms elsewhere.


"Orgasm Inc.": a revealing documentary

Science's current counterpart to the space race is the competition to send women over the moon.