Arts & Entertainment

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Star-studded "Monuments Men" asks: Is art worth fighting for?

A historical drama of saving 1,000 years of our cultural heritage. in the knowledge that if Hitler went down, he would take with him to the grave the treasure house of Western Civilization just out of spite. Maybe most was rescued, though a great deal also was lost.

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Oscars, shmoscars, here are the 2013 Progie film awards

In an attempt to draw attention to films of social significance with progressive content, I developed The Progie Awards. A collective of international film writers nominates films and actors for these awards.

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Ayn Rand, U.S. government, and censoring of Hollywood dissent

In Dennis Broe's "Film Noir, American Workers and Postwar Hollywood," there is an attempt to categorize the film noir movies of different time periods.

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Oscar and Progies: view of movies from left side of the aisle

Join People's World film critic Bill Meyer tonight via Google+ for a conversation on movies and social change.

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Join us Tuesday for an Oscar Night with People's World

Join us for a conversation on Hollywood, the Oscars, and alternative voices in film on Tuesday, Feb. 25. We will be having a discussion with film critic Bill Meyer and others.

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Today in black history: Happy birthday Toni Morrison

On February 18, 1931 author Toni Morrison was born She was the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Pan African Film Festival opens Feb. 6 in L.A.

One of L.A.'s leading annual cinema showcases and the biggest and most prestigious Black-themed film festivals, will take place February 6-17.

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Movies you might have missed: "Sacco and Vanzetti"

Awell-made, engrossing documentary that does something remarkable. It makes compelling viewing out of the retelling of the prosecution of a murder trial from 87 years ago, of which we already know the outcome.

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Hollywood doesn't recognize complexity of black life

This should have been the year that black directors dominated the Oscars.

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Families react to tragedy in "August: Osage County" and "Nebraska"

By now, we should be convinced that Meryl Streep can do anything, but we've never seen her do ugly like this!

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