Profit takers reimagined as nation makers

The recent The Men Who Built America, was constructed upon the premise that a handful of wealthy, powerful men determined the course of the nation.


In memoriam: baseball labor pioneer Marvin Miller

Marvin Miller, the labor leader who built the Major League Baseball Players Association into sports' most powerful union, died Nov. 26.


“Red Dawn” a disappointing remake

The film had its moments, including some poking fun at the original. Still, a good moment here or there cannot justify an otherwise dull movie.

2012 baseball season showcased Venezuelan talent

This baseball season and World Series showcased the level of talent from Venezuela.


How "The Hobbit" caused 27 animal deaths

Wranglers that worked with the animals had complained about the conditions, but their criticisms with the farm were reportedly ignored.


Left on the bookshelf: "My Discovery of America"

American audiences may find the travel narrative of the three months Vladimir Mayakovsky spent in the Western hemisphere in 1925 to be a more accessible literary contribution.


Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is for the ages

I doubted Spielberg's ability to pull off the dynamics and nuances of our 16th president and the times he lived in, yet, he did. "Lincoln" is his masterpiece


Skyfall: powerful entry in James Bond series

Bond endures, and as much as one can credit the simple virtues of a well-conceived fantasy figure, it's also due to producers who felt they owed the character a fresh approach.


Surrogate Socialism: The Sessions

The Biblical story of Eden is a tale of claiming the freedom to make our own decisions in life, of taking action that rebels against the established order.


Some assembly required for "Seven Psychopaths"

Even though it's technically British, it's got two American union bugs in the last frame: IATSE and Teamsters.

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