Arts & Entertainment

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The stakes are high in third season of "The Americans"

In the latest episode we learn about the deadly craft of spying as it plays out in these damaged souls' lives. Targets, assets, friends, lovers, rivals.

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"Dancer in the Revolution": Memoir of Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist

History is a curious thing, full of drama, intrigue, plot twists, misadventures. Howard "Stretch" Johnson's memoir is similarly curious.

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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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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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A largely forgotten tale: Communist Party's role in the South

The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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"Reds At The Blackboard": More positive view of today's Communist teachers

More historians are beginning to paint a more objective, balanced, and positive picture of the role of the CPUSA in the U.S. labor movement.

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Syd Hoff and A. Redfield: Two sides of the same coin

An almost unknown dimension of his amazing career, discovered by his heirs only after his death in 2004, was Hoff's work for left-wing periodicals in the '30s.

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Artist Al Heuer talks pop art and politics

When it comes to political activism, "What better way [to take part in it] than through photography and painting?"

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“Act of Killing” disturbingly depicts banality of evil

Some challenged the idea that ordinary people can commit evil acts because they simply follow orders. Some suggest people can become evil when they identify with evil ideology.