Opinion

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Filmmaker asks: "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?"

Saul Landau's new film abot the Cuban Five holds the position that our government has been jailing the wrong "terrorists."

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Song and struggle: "Preacher and Slave"

Joe Hill was a talented singer and songwriter. He's remembered as a renowned troubadour of labor, and toured the country helping to organize workers.

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Palin, Paul Revere and the rewards of ignorance

Sarah Palin and her friends on the Republican right seem to have never heard of either validity or reliability.

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Werner Herzog goes deep in 3-D "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

An exclusive visit to see the paintings deep inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, arranged by permission of the French government. Very few people will ever see these paintings with their own eyes.

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What does the future hold for reading?

Less than half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 ever read for pleasure.

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"Forks Over Knives": Eat your vegetables!

Forks Over Knives is a long argument for eating more plant-based food.

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Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.

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Einstein meets Eisenstein in "The Tree of Life"

Four words I never thought I'd see in the same film: Sean Penn and dinosaurs.

Song and struggle: “Bravely Comrades, In Step”

The struggle for socialism is international and constantly evolving. Socialist music is the same. "Bravely Comrades, In Step" is a good example.

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"Carancho": Film noir that can't get much darker

We know what corruption and film noir look like, though, and "Carancho" is a fine example.

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