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An Exhibit of Latino Illustrations

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. "There's a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in books," she says. "It's still a homogenous field -- but still, Latino people are creating characters as works of art."

Cesar Chavez Shines the Spotlight on a Man Virtually Ignored by History

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Cesar Chavez is a film that spotlights the role of farm worker protectionist and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. He was a man who joined the fight...

William Devane Respects the Text

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few actors ruled the big and small screen with such vigor during the 1970s as William Devane. Using his classically handsome Irish features to embody parts best described as "Ivy League menace," Devane hasn't stopped working since making his film debut in 1967.

Dow Hits Record High: It's Time for Slow Money, Experts Say

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.19.2013 | Small Business
Woody Tasch

There is an economic truth -- or, as E.F. Schumacher used to say, a "meta-economic" truth -- that is bigger and deeper and, oh, so much more durable than any truth that will ever be discerned from the most expert reading of the Dow Jones tea leaves.

George McGovern 1922-2012

Alex Simon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Alex Simon

In 2005, I had the good fortune to interview former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern for Venice Magazine. McGovern was thoughtful, direct, and kind-hearted; a gentleman and a gentle man.

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

Missing in Charlotte: Occupy Wall Street Ignored

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

OWS gave voice and form to the human consequences of thirty years of anti-government, pro-corporate policies that concentrated wealth and power in a very small number of Americans. If Obama wins, it will be on the shoulders of OWS.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Day America Died

Jerry Nelson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Jerry Nelson

Standing on that hillside beside Kennedy's grave and having a remarkable view of Washington D.C. something struck me. I had lived to see the degradation of the American presidency and with it the decline of America.

Not Everyone in the 1% Deserves 'Occupy's' Scorn

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's nothing inherently wrong with being rich in America. What's wrong is when you use this wealth to disenfranchise and subjugate those who aren't.

What It's Like to Live Next to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The Last Mountain shows that people living near these mines pay a high price for America's addiction to fossil fuels.

For Many the Government Is Already Shut Down

Billy Shore | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

Amidst all of the relief that a government shutdown was averted, it was almost forgotten that for millions of Americans, the government has been effectively shut down for so long it is not even news.

Is This A Good Choice To Play Bobby Kennedy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jeffrey Donovan has big shoes to fill. The "Burn Notice" star has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," a biopic of longtime FBI director...

Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had ...

Sins of Commission: The 40th Anniversary of the Illustrated Presidential Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Brenner

I used to housesit for this hippie couple when I was a teenager. While they were away, I searched their home for porn. This was the early 1970s; you c...

Chris Matthews, Bobby Kennedy and My Ethical Dilemma

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Ellis Gordon

The publisher said do it. The publicist said do it. The agent said do it. My friends said do it. Above all the landlord's insistence that I come up ...

On the Death of My Older Brother, Jeremy, and Ted Kennedy

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Let's fight like hell for the public health insurance plan that Senator Kennedy so dearly fought for in the closing days of his life.

President Evo Morales Dancing with the People on Earth Day at PWCCC

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kety Esquivel

Not only did this year mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, it was also the first anniversary of the last day of the People's World Conference for ...

Sen. Phil A. Buster Goes to Washington!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

His real name may be Scott Brown, the right-wing truck-drivin' former Cosmo centerfold and Massachusetts state senator. But from now on, his name might as well be Phil A. Buster.

RFK's Assassination, The Reagans Dancing, The Clintons Kissing: The Photographs Of Harry Benson (PHOTOS)

Harry Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Harry Benson

I followed Bobby out through the kitchen. I heard the scream and it told me everything I needed to know. I knew this was it. We had walked out of happiness into hell.

Who's the CML Champ, Cheney or Gonzales?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Nobody listens to Alberto Gonzales in large part because, putting it charitably, he was not merely an unprincipled attorney general but an uninspired one. Of course, we also tune him out because we can't be sure he's telling the truth.

Sergio: A Must-See Documentary

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Arianna Huffington

This week I wrote about our latest Book Club pick, Shadow Elite, which documents the poisonous effect the rise of a "transnational" class of elites has had on our democracy. Today I want to give you an antidote: Sergio is a powerful and deeply moving documentary I recently saw that tracks the remarkable life -- and tragic death in Iraq at the hands of a suicide bomber -- of UN envoy Sergio de Mello, one of the greatest (albeit least heralded) peacemakers of the 20th century. Described as "a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy," he spent his life trying to end conflicts in the world's most dangerous places. Based on a book by Samantha Power, the film has been short-listed for the Best Documentary Oscar. So add it to your Netflix queue. And if you happen to be a member of the Academy, vote for Sergio!

Weeping for the Kennedys

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Kennedys knew how to strive for noble causes, step by step. They would make deals, but only to benefit the best causes.

Even Camelot Needed Health Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Despite their grossest and most callow foibles and failings, among the three younger Kennedy brothers there was a deep, moral -- and literal -- concern for the nation's health.

The Real Appeal of Ted Kennedy and the Camelot Clan

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Kennedys were and are a living, breathing soap opera. But America loves a good soap opera.