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These Newly Restored Indie Films from Cinema’s Early Days Show Black Life From a Black Perspective
A five-disc DVD set offers a glimpse into pre-civil rights era black culture.
Michael Atkinson
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Filmmakers Adapt John le Carré’s Spy Novels for the Age of Snowden
The BBC miniseries The Night Manager and new film Our Kind of Traitor fumble with morality and power.
Jake Blumgart
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Socialism for Beginners
The radical Left is becoming more mainstream—and conservatives are taking note.
Richard Seymour
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Donald Trump’s Fingers Were Always Short
In business as in politics, there's never been much behind the splashy surface.
Chris Lehmann
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Shuffling Off the Mortal Coil
On the passing of my friend, Daniel Aaron.
Jane Miller
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In Gaza, the Drones Never Sleep
Atef Abu Saif's wartime diaries offer a chilling voice of witness from Israel's 50-day bombardment of Palestine during Operation Protective Edge.
Nancy Kricorian
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The Tragedy of Brexit
In Thursday's Brexit referendum, Britain decided its fate. But what will that fate be?
Jane Miller
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Sex, Violence and Unions
Workers in porn and wrestling face similar obstacles to effective labor organizing—and may need to work together.
Jetta Rae
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Capitalism’s Favorite Show
Undercover Boss is a mirage.
Michael Terry
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A French Take on John Wayne
When a French family tries to hold on to the past, it doesn't end well.
Michael Atkinson
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Requiem for an American Dream
Between fiction and reality in rural Louisiana.
Michael Atkinson
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The View From Today’s Versailles
A new book by Michelle Fields, former Breitbart reporter, rightly skewers our political class—but suffers from a case of hypocrisy
Chris Lehmann
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The Case Against Using the GDP as a Measure of Economic Health
The GDP has always been a bitterly contested yardstick, explains Ehsan Masood in a new history.
Chris Lehmann
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The Ship Breakers
Working the maritime graveyard shift
Peter Wieben
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Cuts for the Poor, Tax Havens for the Rich
The Panama Papers expose the hypocrisy of England's oligarchs.
Jane Miller
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Jane Austen, Class Warrior
Most Austen adaptations are little more than 'buttoned-up, tea-drinking porn.' But Whit Stillman's new film 'Love & Friendship' foregrounds Austen's sharp observations on social mobility.
Eileen Jones
Culture
Even a Time Finance Columnist Is Now Questioning American Capitalism
Rana Foroohar's "Makers and Takers" breaks down crisis-prone U.S. economy
Chris Lehmann
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In Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, A Refugees-Eye View of a France We Rarely See
Three Sri Lankan strangers must pretend to be a family in a strange land
Michael Atkinson
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When the Steel Mill Gets Replaced by a GOP Megadonor’s Casino
A new book analyzes the demise of Bethlehem Steel and the rise of a casino in post-industrial Pennsylvania.
Catherine Tumber
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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Comic Book ‘Black Panther #1’ Is ‘Black as Hell’
Comic book readers, writers and artists of color have long been excluded from the comic book world. That appears to be changing.
Darryl Holliday
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Prime Minister David Cameron Is Right; the U.K. Should Stay in the EU
But its half-hearted participation must go.
Jane Miller
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Two Upcoming Fims Not Coming to a Theater Near You
'Francofonia' and 'Cemetery of Splendour' are worth tracking down
Michael Atkinson
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How Not To Write About Gun Culture
Iain Overton's book on gun culture completely misfires
Chris Lehmann
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Terry Jones’ ‘Boom Bust Boom’ and the Greedy Monkey Theory of Economic Collapse
In a new doc, Monty Python's Jones illustrates capitalism's tendency toward disaster
Eileen Jones
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