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Texas Movie Theater Chain Shrugs Off Criticism for Women-Only Screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’

The screenings, held by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, sparked anger online, but the company’s management responded by scheduling even more of the exclusive showings.

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Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

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Structures of Power and the Ethical Limits of Speech

Can free speech be isolated as an absolute value when any practice of freedom is affected by the social and political context of today’s unequal power relations?

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Celebrating the Vibrant Lifestyle of Jean Stein

Family and longtime friends of the author and editor, who died on April 30, recall her remarkable social gatherings and her lively spirit.

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‘The Commune’: Not Quite Here Nor There

Good performances can’t rescue the half-baked screenplay in Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s re-creation of the freewheeling ’70s.

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Czeslaw Milosz: A Life

A new biography of one of the most significant poets of the past century shows what it was like to be politically engaged and spiritually conflicted in the 20th century.

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Noam Chomsky Looks at How the System Is Rigged to Ensure That Corporations Always Win

The philosopher’s new book, “Requiem for the American Dream: The Ten Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power,” is a primer in his analysis of the faults of the American political and economic system.

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Artist Projects Emoluments Clause Onto Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Photos of artist Robin Bell’s projections, which included the phrase “Pay Trump Bribes Here,” quickly went viral on social media.

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Josh Fox’s New Film ‘Awake’ Is a Case Study in Resistance

The “Gasland” director explains why activism rooted in peace is essential to counter cultural endorsement of violence, repression and corporate domination.

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The Art World Shares Blame for Trump’s Rise to Power

Was it because of the economy? No doubt. How about reality TV? That, too. Here’s another explanation of how Trump came to enter the White House—and Damien Hirst, you’re on notice.

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