Opinion

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Movies you might have missed: “Fateless”

The capitalist industrialists of Nazi Germany were instrumental in the political rise and installation of Adolph Hitler as master of Germany.

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Gore Vidal: brilliant provocateur

Gore Vidal was a very specific sort of figure, heir to the heritage of Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. His description of himself: a "gentleman bitch."

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“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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Compelling documentaries: “The First Rasta” and “Marley”

Two films recently released to DVD provide a sweeping opportunity to learn more about Rastafari identity and culture.

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Big Music vs. the 99 percent

In thinking about the corporate control of the recorded music market in the United States, I was reminded of inspiring lyrics from Chrome's song.

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"Cultures of Resistance": Art can be powerful stuff

When we think of "resistance," what mostly comes to mind is guerrilla warfare. But resistance doesn't always involve military operations.

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Living history in “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot”

I thought I knew about legendary civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden before I saw this documentary. I was very wrong.

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Zapped: Cinema theft in 4-D

With the revamp of 3-D, and the larger IMAX screens, moviegoers have the best experience they have ever had, but that comes at a price.

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Ode to a labor troubadour: Woody Guthrie

We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.

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