Beatrice Lumpkin's extraordinary book about her extraordinary life

The interweaving of anger, sorrow, humor, and joy makes "Joy in the Struggle" a deeply human book about a woman who has devoted her entire life to the fight for equality, democracy, and peace.


"How Can We Make Peace Sexy?"

Inspired by Hollywood movies that glorify violence,  a poet asks, "How do we make peace sexy?"


"Devil in the Grove": Must-read Pulitzer Prize winner

In 1961, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In 2013, Gilbert King's "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America " won the same award for nonfiction.


You could sell that

I make things. People will remark on them, then they will get a glow on their faces and and remark: "You could sell that!" This is considered the highest compliment you can be paid.


"Multicultural Soup"

A poem from a recent People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights.


New “Star Trek” shows flaws of today’s sci-fi

"Star Trek Into Darkness" benefits from 3-D and the latest movie gadgets, but suffers from not having Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry alive to make it original and creative.


Students can now earn a college degree in heavy metal

Students enrolled in the degree program will learn the history of metal, from past censorship issues to major events and achievements.


Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen: An appreciation

Harryhausen, who passed away May 7th, is revered by fantasy film geeks, special effects artists, and directors for his masterful advancement of stop motion animation.


New films tell stunning tales of war, greed, love

More movie reviews from Tribeca Film Festival: greed, love and war on the big screen.


Is fashion political? See “Diana Vreeland” and decide

It's a celebration of a time when style had a direct and powerful relationship with changing the world.

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