Opinion

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“Love During Wartime”: A Romeo and Juliet story from the Holy Land

A couple's innocent dream to escape the bonds of politics, time and tribe ineluctably butts up against the sanctions of all-too-organized society at every turn.

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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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"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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"Orgasm Inc.": a revealing documentary

Science's current counterpart to the space race is the competition to send women over the moon.

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Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, dies at 90

Abe Blashko, artist and political satirist, died at age 90 Jan. 13 from complications of pneumonia. Among his large body of work were important contributions to progressive publications, including the New Masses and People's World.

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“Potemkin”: The greatest film of all time.

The revolution is coming soon, to a theater near you.

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Korean film explores employee and employer relationship

The essential relationship between employee and employer is explored in this outstanding allegory/soap opera.

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"Broken Glass": What it means to be a Jew in America

Arthur Miller is our very own American Shakespeare. Broken Glass is one of Miller's lesser-known works - it ran only 73 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1994, although it was Tony-nominated - and is probably this Jewish playwright's most Jewish play.

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"Islam radicals" hearing recalls Hollywood witchhunt

Peter King's congressional inquisition of the purported "radicalization" of U.S. Muslims is taking place the same month as the 60th anniversary of another all-American witch hunt.

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"Black Death": a film about plague, horror, deep thoughts

"Black Death" is a thought provoking and frightening tale set in 1348 England.

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