Dressed up as a coming of age love story, film is a tale individuals pushing up against the social, economic, and cultural limits of their time.
During the height of the "Red Scare," Aptheker was considered by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as the "most dangerous communist in the United States."
Marvel Comics has often used its fictional universe as an allegory for real-life politics.
There is a soundtrack to the rising movement for social change.
Jack London, novelist and passionate advocate of labor unions, socialism, and the rights of workers, was born 140 years ago.
It would appear that there are some who are not very happy with Abrams wanting to increase the people of color as leads in the Science Fiction odyssey.
"He was not one of the speakers, of course - he would have been terrified at the idea of making a speech; but he was one of those whose labor made the speaking possible."
"Jimmy's Hall" is about Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth, without so much as a trial!
"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.
The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.