Arts & Entertainment

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Artists to link up Sept. 26 for world peace and justice

In Oakland, Cassandra Lopez and the We Tell Our Stories Film Collective will be contributing to the event with their documentary.

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Today in history: Musician/activist Leonard Bernstein is born

Bernstein became the most prominent American-born conductor and a supremely talented musician, educator and composer.

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Marlon rides again: Hey Brando!

Stevan Riley's great new documentary "Listen to Me Marlon"  is a must-see for viewers interested in film/theater history, the art of acting, celebrity activism, and Brando the man and artist.

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Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."

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“This Land is Your Land”: 75 years and the fight’s still on

"I have decided long ago that my songs and ballads would not get the hugs and kisses of the capitalistic experts." - Woody Guthrie

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Eye in the Sky: Surveillance and the art of Arnold Mesches

The manuscripts in question: Mesches' FBI file, 1945 to 1972; Arny, as he calls himself, is 91.

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Book review: "Paul Robeson for Beginners"

A wonderful book that reveals and celebrates the life of an exceptional man who left a majestic and lasting legacy to the world.

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“Standing in the Breach”: good politics and music from Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has released his 14th studio album. "Standing in the Breach" is the most political album in Browne's increasing leftward cultural and political career.

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Robey Theatre Company celebrates with Paul Robeson Theatre Festival

The two-day Festival celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Robey Theatre Company, dedicated to developing "innovative new plays written about the Black experience."

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Farley Mowat: Writer, socialist and environmentalist

Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.

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