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Hollywood Gets a Clue About Inclusion, Meryl Streep Gets Political at 2017 Golden Globes (Video)

This year’s Golden Globes outperforms recent Academy Awards in terms of minority representation, and Globes honoree Meryl Streep denounces Donald Trump’s campaign-trail “performance.”

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The Burn Pits

A former Marine exposes the contamination of U.S. soldiers at overseas military bases from open fire pits that incinerated everything from nuclear waste to corpses.

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Why Big Organizing Works

What we learned from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and many other movements is that far more people are willing to step up if you ask them to do something big to win something big.

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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: What to Expect and Do if Stung by an Arizona Bark Scorpion

The 12th poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” warns those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that though a sting by an Arizona bark scorpion is, for the most part, not lethal, it requires medical attention.

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Much Ado About Very Little

What does it take to put on a Shakespeare play in a Midwestern regional theater? A new book seeks to answer this question, but far more interesting questions are left unasked. Why do these people devote their lives to their craft? Why does this particular play in this particular season for these particular people matter?

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Best of Truthdig’s Film Reviews 2016: List Includes ‘Arrival’ and ‘La La Land’

Given the presidential election and the premature deaths of a surprising number of baby-boomer entertainers, 2016 was the worst of years. Nonetheless, this annus horribilis produced a surprising number of great films.

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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: If a Western Diamondback Bites You, ‘Borders Be Damned’

The 11th poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” urges those crossing the border to phone for help immediately in life-and-death situations.

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Best of Truthdig’s Book Reviews 2016: Top Reads, From Economics to Politics and Even Genetics

In a year of many upheavals, it’s no surprise that books on income inequality, political protest and global warming would wind up on our top 10 literary list of the past year. But there’s also room for a little comedy and some ancient history among the picks.

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Although the title is deceiving for those expecting the fast-paced heroics of James Bond, the reader will find that this account of a small group of ordinary people risking their lives to preserve their culture is an even more rewarding and essential story.

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‘Neruda’ Makes Poetry of a Cat-and-Mouse Tale

The film, nominated for a Golden Globe, follows Chile’s world-renowned Communist poet as he lives a colorful life on the run from an ambitious and mysterious cop.

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