“The Walking Dead” is more alive than ever

When it comes to television, adaptations of graphic novels are risky business. When AMC picked up "The Walking Dead," however, it was a risk worth taking.


Cameron went to the bottom of the ocean. So what?

James Cameron made a historic solo dive in his Deepsea Challenger to the Mariana Trench.


"Levitated Mass": Art or environmental crime?

The sheer grandiosity of the project - the nightly slow motion parade through 22 cities, the $10-to-$20 million price tag - provoked new conversations about the validity of Earth Art,


Big East, other conferences negatively affected by realignment

The landscape of collegiate athletics is changing, and nearly every school that participates in one of the six major conferences is being affected.


Happy birthday, Marian Anderson! (with video)

Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.


Oscars hid shameful side of "The Artist"

"The Artist" opens with a shameful and blatant episode of anti-Soviet and anti-Russian propaganda that has no place in advancing the plot of the film.


Grammys: prayer for Whitney, praise for Adele

The Grammys' usual glitz and glamour were dimmed a few times during tributes to 48-year-old pop icon Whitney Houston.


“A Separation”: revelatory film about life in contemporary Iran

The movie deserves its Oscar buzz as best foreign film. As with any good artistic experience, moviegoers are transformed as they watch.


Ballad for the Occupation: interview with Spencer Livingston

Spencer Livingston's "Occupy Wall Street" is a mellow, melodic meditation on the feelings of economic injustice that sparked the movement.


What the Oscars ignore: Progies spotlight films you should see

Progie nominees contain a wealth of progressive content and contain many suggestions for progressives viewers to watch ... if you can find the films at your local theater, on TV or anywhere in the U.S.!

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