Arts & Entertainment

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“Catching the Sun,” saving the Earth: A new documentary about solar

Just in time for Earth Day 2016, an informative and upbeat new film about solar power will debut on Netflix on April 22.

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“The Mine Wars”: Turning coal into the diamond of solidarity

"Coal miners and coal companies in West Virginia clashed in a series of brutal conflicts over labor conditions and unionization."

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Alda's "Passage": Music and environment, Cascadian style

Not a band to mince words, Alda is the latest 'green' black metal artist that is lamenting the destruction done to nature.

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Panopticon's "Autumn Eternal" is fall-themed metal at its finest

I've always felt that Panopticon hit its peak with "Kentucky." The new album, "Autumn Eternal," changed my mind.

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Fresh from Toronto International Film Festival: “This Changes Everything”

"What if global warming isn't only a crisis? What if it's the best chance you're ever going to get to build a better world?"

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Nukes and oil: Environmental themes at Full Frame festival

The two films relating to environmental themes that I was able to catch were "Containment," and "Bikes vs. Cars."

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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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Panopticon's breathtaking ride on "Roads to the North"

When it comes to underground music, the black metal genre is about as subterranean as it gets.

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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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Poem: “The Detroit Water Crisis”

"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"

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