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Hollywood Left turns out to support Howard Zinn’s new book

Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."

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“Standing in the Breach”: good politics and music from Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has released his 14th studio album. "Standing in the Breach" is the most political album in Browne's increasing leftward cultural and political career.

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Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era printmaking exhibit

Images of city life, labor, and the workplace, and protests against social injustice are among the fine-art prints in an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum.

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A playwright named "Shagspeare" in Bill Cain's "Equivocation"

"Shag" for short receives a royal commission to write about Guy Fawkes and England's 1605 Gunpowder Plot.

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Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."

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“Pleasures of Being Out of Step”: Nat Hentoff, music, politics

Even if its subject is unconventional, "Step" is conventionally crafted, including archival footage and photos, as well as original interviews .

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“Last Days in Vietnam”: propaganda flick by JFK’s niece

"Last Days in Vietnam" is so shamefully one-sided that it's hardly a documentary; it's the cinematic equivalent of putting a blossom on a turd.

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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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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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“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is stunning must-see

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is visually stunning, unfolding professionally within a familiar bio-pic template.

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