November

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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