Arts & Entertainment

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Cher: "If Trump's elected I'm moving to Jupiter"

Cher described him as a bigot with an ego the size of Texas.

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Today in history: Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh is born, 1890

Ho Chi Minh was also a writer and poet; here are four short poems.

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Racism isn't new in Texas

Carmen Boullosa has done us a great service, and provided us a marvelously good read.

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Fertile Ground: Art and community in California

Art show does not paint over Communist history.

 

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Piketty, The Wall Street Journal, and rational conservatives

"Capital in the 21st Century" has almost had the effect of a tsunami on economic thinking in the U.S. after its translation into English washed up on our monoglot shores.

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U.K.: Performers condemn woes facing the entertainment arts

Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.

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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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“Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan”

"Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan," by Klassen and Greg Albo, asks the question, "Why did the Canadian government go to war in Afghanistan in 2001?"

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A song for Pete Seeger

Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia

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What’s up with Cuban films?

Since there are so few films coming to us out of Cuba, it's always a momentous occasion to see them - whether good or bad. 

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