Arts & Entertainment

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“10 Items or Less”: A movie you might have missed

The picture "10 Items or Less," from 2006, is the sort of gentle, insightful film I wish they made more of.

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Everything old is old again: A word on remakes and sequels

There's no shortage of creativity out there. It's simply a matter of whether it's being repressed. And it is - in the interest of profit. Another effect of capitalism.

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Book offers analysis on Communist International

The history of U.S. communism and the Communist Party, USA isn't an easy subject to write about. 

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“Billy Elliot”: Broadway musical meets proletarian drama

Combines a commercial, crowd-pleasing form of expression that also roots the characters and plot firmly in class conflict and consciousness.

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Nursing home workers write their stories with “Loving Hands”

"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.

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Hope is the root of activism

Activism like that takes courage and wisdom. It emerges out of deep places in the human spirit, the interior felt-life experience expressed by the arts and also by religion.

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"The Imitation Game": Binary consciousness at many levels

The enthralling story of an inspired, harassed and troubled genius, British mathematician Alan Turing and his conquest of the "unbreakable" Nazi "Enigma" code.

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Stuart Scott captured hearts of millions, including mine

Stuart Scott, acclaimed ESPN sports broadcaster and journalist, who captured the hearts of millions of sports fans, died yesterday at the age of 49 of cancer.

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Top 10 books of 2014: a holiday reading list

The holidays are upon us in earnest. It's an ideal time to put down the smartphone or iPad and curl up with a good book.

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Nasser '56: A movie you might have missed

It captures the moment in history of the nationalization of the International Maritime Company, which gave Egypt control over the Suez Canal.

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