Opinion

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In John Sayles' "Amigo" God was busy somewhere else

John Sayles has done us a service in detailing the day-to-day events in a small village occupied by American troops.

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Worth a trip: Berkshire diary

Berkshire County is a storied vacation spot year-round, but especially in this season; the summer home of the Boston Symphony is here at Tanglewood; nearby is Jacob's Pillow, a seasonal dance festival.

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Michael Moore's film fest blooms in Traverse City

Michael Moore's influence in the film industry has given birth to one of the most progressive film festivals in the world.

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Cuban drama shines at LA film fest

Those who missed June screenings at the Los Angeles Film Festival of the "Boleto a Paraiso" have another opportunity to buy a ticket.

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"Richard III": Classic with a modern lesson

Enjoying Shakespeare under the stars at Topanga Canyon's Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is de rigeur during summertime for Angeleno theatergoers.

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"Names of Love" juggles froth, sex, history, politics

Watching the first few minutes unfold, one might be lulled into the belief that the next hour and a half will be spent consuming light filmic fare.

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Film traces historic period of immigrant rights struggle

The film begins with immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano recalling the day immigration officials raided her home in 2002.

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Jackass's Ryan Dunn: a bad role model

Once I heard the circumstances of Ryan Dunn's death, I was not only paying attention - I was concerned.

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Song and struggle: “There is Power in a Union”

"There is Power in a Union" is typical Hill - set to a religious tune, mocking religion, and urging workers to organize in the Big Union.

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