Opinion

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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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Common and hip hop are as American as apple pie

Conservative media pundits and Republican extremists deliberately used Common's invitation by the White House to condemn the Obama administration.

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"Brothers of Bella": vintage music with a red tinge

Musically, "Brothers of Bella" is masterful, with rambunctious piano playing backed by accordion, bass, guitar, and drums. Yet the band doesn't stretch beyond the realm of classic music styles.

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