Opinion

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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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“Thor” hammers away at box office

Rather than coming off as corny and preposterous, Thor contains scenes that are grandiose and moving.

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Trapped in history: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

In "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Herzog adds a sometimes absurd, but always human, touch.

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Rage rocker Morello: "This is a union town" (with video)

Tom Morello's solo act saw his return to political activism through music after a year of playing with apolitical rock band Audioslave.

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Song and struggle: "Hold the Fort"

With its pro-union and military themes and its emphasis on solidarity, the song reflected the experience of the embattled working class.

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Song and struggle: “The Internationale"

This is the first installment of what is intended to be a series on the rich left-wing musical tradition.

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Capitalism bad for the environment, says book

Specific themes and topics of the book include the anti-nuclear movement and the needed unification of environmentalists and unions.

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"The Temperamentals" strikes a blow for the sexual revolution

The Temperamentals is part of a significant emerging trend in contemporary American theater.

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"American Idol" is a slice of America

If you're not into "American Idol" and think it has no place in this publication, stop reading now, and direct your anti-popular culture comments and criticisms elsewhere.

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A question of values

It is important to take a look at them and their Republican cohorts to see what they are up to and what they really want.

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