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The Brothers Reuther – A Film Review

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October 31, 2012
The Brothers Reuther – A Film Review

Brothers on the Line, directed by Sasha Reuther, 2012 There is a moment toward the end of Brothers on the Line when legendary American union leader Walter Reuther is making a speech to a rally of mostly black people fighting for their civil rights. “I think black is beautiful,” he says. There’s an appropriate...
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Richard Ford’s Canada – A Book Review

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August 8, 2012
Richard Ford’s Canada – A Book Review

Richard Ford, Canada (New York: HarperCollins, 2012), 420 pages, $27.95 (hard cover) Canadians with advance news of Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s latest novel, Canada, might have been expecting more than he was prepared to deliver about their home and native land. Indeed, Ford forces readers to wade through almost 200 pages before Canada...
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Hot town summer in the USA – “Living in America” Series

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July 26, 2012
Hot town summer in the USA – “Living in America” Series

Summertime and the living is, well, dangerous. Apologies to George Gershwin but this summertime in the USA isn’t easy anymore, if it ever was. It’s hard and it’s bloody in post- bailout, almost post-Occupy America these days. In this long-past-9/11 era, things are getting tougher for regular folks. With the freaky orange-headed Batman monster...
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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

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July 10, 2012
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what...
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