Opinion

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New “X-Men” is a first class film

A prequel to the original X-Men trilogy, First Class takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto.

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Will capitalism survive the zombies?

On June 8, people in zombie attire showed up at a Special Olympics event in Madison, Wis. in order to protest an appearance by Gov. Scott Walker, said the Zombie Rights Campaign. They held a calm and silent protest against Walker's anti-worker stance.

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Progressives prepare for zombie doomsday

Will this weekend bring the rapture or one big zombie apocolypse?

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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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Biography of Hubert Harrison, one of America's greatest minds

Jeffrey Perry's biography tears away the curtain of obscurity that has kept several generations of Americans from learning about-and learning from Hubert Harrison.

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Timely reading: “Engels, A Revolutionary Life”

The book has romance, adventure and a touch of intrigue.

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Milwaukee's finest: the amazing story of John Gilman

"Once we die, all that remains are the remembrances of what we've done while we were here..." It is because of this belief that John Gilman felt compelled to put into his own words his life story - and quite a story it is.

 

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Lead Belly: A stunning life in pictures

"Good Night Irene" is one of the best-known songs in American culture. A new book gives us a chance to know the man who wrote it.

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Exploding tea party myths about American history

Jill Lepore's "The Whites of Their Eyes" is two distinct histories in the space of a single volume.

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Nelson Mandela's conversations - a review

"Conversations with Myself" provides the clearest glimpse yet into the mind of a man who is by nature private and reserved.

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