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The Actor and the Minister

In a time when corporate culture has marginalized our artists and those of compassion and vision, two such people merged for a moment at a Boston church. (Shown here, Michael Milligan in his one-man play.)

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: The May Day Occupiers

There were doubts about whether Occupy Wall Street could pull off the massive day of protest its organizers spent many months planning. But demonstrators in New York City and elsewhere joined forces with labor unions and immigrant-rights activists to remind the public that there is a working class and May 1 is its holiday.

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Ketcham Points Protesters Toward the Populists

Christopher Ketcham’s essay “The Reign of the One Percenters,” which we linked to a few weeks ago, shows how long-standing American individual and group behavior visible nationwide is profoundly determined by inequitable consumer capitalism. With the occupation of Wall Street gaining momentum, Ketcham revisits the subject to offer protesters some historical perspective. (more)

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 READ MORE



Robin Williams as Atheist Tiger in Baghdad

The comedian and actor best known for his manic motormouth is starring on Broadway in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” Williams plays the tiger and, according to The New York Times, he plays it well.

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 READ MORE


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Newsweek Scribe Setoodeh Defends Gay Actor Critique

Newsweek’s Ramin Setoodeh is careful to point out, in this MSNBC interview clip, that he counts himself among the many members of America’s gay community. That assertion may not do much to placate his critics who took offense ... (continued)

Posted on May 11, 2010 READ MORE


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Eric Lax on Elia Kazan

Whatever one thinks of his politics, Elia Kazan was inarguably one of the 20th century’s greatest Broadway and Hollywood directors. A new book reveals the master at work.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009 READ MORE


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Remake Mania, Beatlemania Meet on ‘Yellow Submarine’

Is it possible to pluck the Beatles’ psychedelic classic “Yellow Submarine” out of its original 1968 context, remake it and plunk it down somewhere around the year 2012 ... just in time for the London Olympics?

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 READ MORE


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