Opinion

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"The Hunger Games" better than expected

The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a  larger story of oppression and rebellion.

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The Vanishing City: a movie review

All of these communities have felt the impact and hardships of the city's re-zoning and development laws.

Limbaugh a poor excuse for a hall of famer

The Show-Me state is well known for producing a lot of great, courageous people, but Rush Limbaugh was also born here.

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Left on the bookshelf: "The John Carlos Story"

The name John Carlos will forever be etched in American history.

Documentary shows a "different" side of Fidel

Oliver Stone interviews Fidel Castro on a wide range of issues.

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Left on the bookshelf: "Blacks, Reds and Russians"

There is a much less known story of another group of immigrants who sought freedom and opportunity, but it wasn't to America but to the Soviet Union that they fled.

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Movies you might have missed: "Mondays in the Sun"

Despite the often-depressing vignettes of the characters' plight, the story is ultimately one of the pride and dignity of the working class.

Woody Guthrie’s gift to American culture

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, perhaps one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the 20th century.

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He is gone from you now … reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"

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Movies you might have missed: "I Am Twenty"

Soviet filmmakers were often criticized in the West for producing stories sneeringly termed "boy gets tractor, meets girl."

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