Arts & Entertainment

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“Sixteen Tons,” a novel about coal miners, invites us to rethink capitalism

"Sixteen Tons" represents violent behavior on all sides, urging us to reflect on the circumstances in our class culture that foster brutality.

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“Day Trader”: wickedly clever play critiques capitalism

Day Trader is sort of Sunset Blvd. meets Body Heat meets Wall Street, a modern morality play that will keep audiences on the edges of their seats.

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"The Wolf of Wall Street": "Mean Streets" director does "Ugly Street"

It's an ugly, unforgivable movie of shameful practices and sociopathic tendencies. How else, of course, would you make a movie about Wall Street finance?

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“Final Fantasy,” capitalism, and the environment

"Final Fantasy VII" centers on a militant ecological group called AVALANCHE, which is trying to stop the Shinra corporation from destroying the planet in its pursuit of Mako energy. 

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Art project asks: Is capitalism working for you?

"How's capitalism working for you?"is the question of a new interactive art installation in New York City.

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“Nickel and Dimed” – rich drama of working poor

The crisis of capitalism has led to a glorious rebirth of left-leaning theatre: Nickel and Dimed is one of this dissident wave's finest, most compelling dramas.

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“Koch Brothers Exposed”: must-see DVD hits hard

Director Robert Greenwald shines a penetrating light on the way in which billionaire brothers Dave and Charles Koch have used their money to impose their conservative agenda.