Arts & Entertainment

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"Death in the Congo" highlights obscure subject: African liberation

"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.

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Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.

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"The Water Diviner": A farmer's post-war search for closure

We saw this film because we've consistently been impressed with Australian movies. We weren't disappointed.

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“There is Power in a Union”: Strong story needs to take our side

This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.

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"In Walt We Trust": Radical new assessment of Walt Whitman

Few American literary figures have received as much critical analysis as Walt Whitman.

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"The Other Blacklist": Red Scare's impact on African Americans

Mary Helen Washington's book is a welcomed addition to the history of the period, especially its impact on African Americans.

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"Mad Men": Betty gives poignant gift

Season seven, episode thirteen: what an utterly sad Mother's Day episode!

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Bewitched: America’s Puritan past - and present

"Abigail/1702" reminds us of America's primal sins and psychoses, and ponders the deeply reactionary side of U.S. history.

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In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it's heroes vs. world peace

Though it shares a name with a saga from the comics, director Joss Whedon gives the film its own story, much more to offer than the previous outing.

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"Mad Men" asks, "What's in a name?"

Although professional changes present levels of challenge for the men, it's the women of the episode who are most strongly affected.

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