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Walt Whitman’s America Through Edward Weston’s Eyes

Weston may not have studied Whitman’s poetry before embarking on a photographic road trip for a special edition of “Leaves of Grass.” Yet while having the time of his life, he also got the spirit right.

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‘Trump Unveiled’ Reveals the Big Con of Donald Trump’s Presidential Run

With his casino background, the Republican nominee is an expert at attracting gamblers—people who are willing to throw the dice with the illogical hope it will make their lives better.

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Invisible Nation

Families represent 37 percent of today’s homeless population. Entire families live in the streets, in cars, in temporary shelters and in single motel rooms. A new book examines family homelessness in five American cities.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



‘Moonlight’: Baptism by Hope

With minimal plot and dialogue, director Barry Jenkins turns familiar elements of a hardscrabble coming-of-age story into an extraordinary, even transcendent, cinematic feat.

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Hag-Seed

Margaret Atwood’s modern-day take on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” follows a Canadian theater director, driven mad over his daughter’s death, who is fired and exiled from the world of theater. Using only his artistic genius and a crew of local prisoners, he devises a brilliant new production of “The Tempest.”

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‘The Source’ Delves Deeply Into the Tale of Chelsea Manning

Now playing in Los Angeles, the oratorio by Ted Hearne patches the whistleblower’s story together using songs, video, Twitter feeds, cable news reports, testimony and transcripts.

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To Understand Today’s World—Syria, Brexit, Even Trump—Watch This Adam Curtis Film (Video)

In “Hypernormalisation,” the British documentary filmmaker delves into the intricacies of a “strange time” in which “extraordinary events keep happening that undermine the stability of our world” while “those in control seem unable to deal ... and no one has any vision of a different or a better kind of future.”

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Michael Moore Reveals His Own October Surprise: New Donald Trump Documentary Drops Tuesday

The outspoken Trump critic has been working on a secret movie about the heart of Trumpland.

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John Oliver Treats Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Like What They Are: Presidential Candidates (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host dismissed the idea that the third-party candidates are “spoilers” and expressed his understanding of the American public’s desire for alternatives to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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‘Newtown’: Bearing Witness, and Bringing Heart, to Horror’s Aftermath

Of all the skills director Kim Snyder drew upon to make this stirring documentary about the Sandy Hook massacre, the most important was the human element of sympathy.

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