The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives can be viewed, almost poignantly, as a death in the neighborhood, and Emily Dickinson provides a commentary.
The great British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died of cancer Jan. 2 at 64, starred in one of the most progressive films that came out of England in the 1990s.
Taking advantage of the economic crisis, the Republicans and Wall Street have placed public workers in the bull's-eye of their attack.
The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.
Here is a far from exhaustive list of some progressive directors and gems that should be mandatory viewing for activists who appreciate the power of film and culture in the struggle.
Most people would assume that losing your job would have grave psychological effects, but a recent study claims otherwise - what's up with that?