Arts & Entertainment

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the bus to blunderville

"bought the ticket  in my hometown, all aboard for the shootin' place, won't see his hands up high, death in his eyes, tears runnin' down his mama's face..."

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Did homophobia cut singer, LGBT activist Otep out of metal festival?

It may be no coincidence that the festival's main sponsor is Rockstar Energy Drink, a corporation with ties to a homophobic, conservative political pundit.

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“Opposing Jim Crow”: How African Americans helped shape Soviet antiracism

"Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937" critically investigates what she calls "Soviet antiracism."

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Marvel unveils new Muslim superheroine

Marvel has introduced a new Ms. Marvel, a 16 year-old Pakistani-American, and the first Muslim superheroine to star in her own mainstream ongoing series.

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“Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight”

"My purpose is to be an artist, educator, responsible tax-paying citizen, and a contributing member to society who just so happens to be blind."

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Saudi girl's story exposes oppression of women

The film audience cringes as Wadjda's flowering pre-teen youth is hammered with humiliations and denials of even the slightest sign of human growth.

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Must-see film “Inequality For All” opens Sept. 27

The focus though is on the facts, such as the U.S. being the nearly most wealth-unequal country in the world.

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"Behind the Beautiful Forevers" is a powerful indictment of capitalism

It isn't the first book of this kind but, in revealing the tragedy of capitalist globalization in incredibly intimate and moving detail much like a good novel does, it ranks as one of the best.

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Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is for the ages

I doubted Spielberg's ability to pull off the dynamics and nuances of our 16th president and the times he lived in, yet, he did. "Lincoln" is his masterpiece