March

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Artsy liberals deal with nuclear annihilation and their daughter

There aren't enough accolades to describe Elle Fanning as Ginger in this lovely movie.

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Movies you might have missed: “On the Bowery”

"On the Bowery," a unique film from 1956 uses a creative technique to get the viewer behind the scenes of what was then a notorious skid row in America's largest city.

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Achebe inspired generations of Nigerian writers

Author Chinua Achebe, who revolutionized literature concerning Africa with his groundbreaking novel, "Things Fall Apart," inspired generations of African writers.

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Of fire and ghazals, Agha Shahid Ali, poet of the week

The life of exile has few pluses. But one is that it opens the door to a truly internationalist consciousness, and culture.

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Movies you might have missed: "The Village Teacher"

The film is directed by Mark Donskoy, a protégé of Sergei Eisenstein, which becomes quite apparent when the viewer is caught off guard by unique camera angles and creative photography.

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“The Big Fix” exposes BP oil disaster lies

In his film "The Big Fix," director Josh Tickell challenges the 'official version' of BP's story that all is well in the Gulf of Mexico after the spill.

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Upper meets lower

Which is actually stronger, a monopolistic-world-dominating corporation, young love, or gravity? The Hollywood answer is obvious, but this film isn't from California. It's French-Canadian.

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Semiotic Weapons: Advertising is the focus of two recent films.

Two very different foreign films focus on the advertising industry. They intersect at the idea that advertising feeds upon our innate desire for happiness.

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David Rovics' songs of social significance

David Rovics will be performing live on March 15th at the LLC Performance Hall, 1475 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, at 6:00 PM in a benefit for The Peoples World.

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Exhibit exposes coal's impact on communities

The "Climate of Uncertainty" exhibit, explorong the negative impact humans are having on the environment, continued at the DePaul Art Museum with an event called "Coal Country and Beyond."

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