Arts & Entertainment



This poem is a response to the refugee/migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.


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

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


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.


Racism isn't new in Texas

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


Fertile Ground: Art and community in California

Art show does not paint over Communist history.



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.


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.


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.


“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?"


A song for Pete Seeger

Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia

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