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Grapes of Wrath

Wall Street's Celluloid Nightmare

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

This is definitely a word-of-mouth film that should gain traction with time and light some tinder under all those disaffected, disempowered victims of Wall Street greed.

Artists To Retrace 'Grapes Of Wrath' Journey

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A trio of artists soon will travel from Oklahoma to California, retracing the steps the Joad family from "The Grapes of Wrath" took a...

Challenging Ourselves to Live Inside a Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Pat LaMarche

Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath spoke as prophetically then as it does narratively now to the issue of homelessness in 2013. And it's a sad thing to witness in all those states, this fact that nothing's changed -- or if it changed, it's changed right back.

Mechanical Turk: Amazon's New Underclass

Julian Dobson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Julian Dobson

Instead of hiring employees or negotiating tiresome freelance contracts, anyone who wants a job done that can be done on a computer can simply go to the market and instantly pick from a host of willing or desperate workers.

Let Us Show You What Pres. Obama Was Talking About

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

One thing is certain. When anyone -- even the president -- speaks to "you" about being poor, at least 1 in 6 of "you" in this wealthy nation already know what he's talking about, because "you" are the poor. And if we are the nation our ancestors fought a civil war to ensure then you is we and we are the poor.

An Appreciation of John Steinbeck

Dave Astor | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Labor Day approaching, a reader's thoughts might turn to an author with an immense sympathy for the working class. That author is John Steinbeck, and this post is an appreciation of his work.

California's Harvest of Shame: 2012

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Farm workers in California work in the extreme heat and tough conditions to feed our nation and face the risk of death and illness. The people who feed us should not fear death when they go to work.

The Book "Valley of Dreams and Shadows" Reveals a Reality About Farmworkers Many Don't Accept

Eduardo Stanley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Stanley

The book, "Valley of Dreams and Shadows" has 154 pages and over 110 beautifully printed photos. It is not a collection of pictures accompanied by texts, but a careful and critical photographic essay that took five years to complete.

Leaked GOP Screening Series: 10 Movies Helping Republicans Stay Bold, Agressive and Insane

Katie Halper | Posted 10.04.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

This is a leaked list of the ten movies the GOP is screening to make sure they stay on the offensive, as they fight for the wealthy and attack middle and working class people.

WATCH: Retracing The Route Of 'The Grapes Of Wrath'

Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

John Steinbeck’s classic “The Grapes of Wrath” is the story of the Joads, a poor, working-class family from Oklahoma who are forced to abandon t...

Return Of America's Middle-Class Underclass

BBC News | Paul Mason | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck describes the harrowing journey of the Joad family - migrant workers forced to leave their home during the Grea...

Court Rejects John Steinbeck's Son's Appeal

AP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a son of author John Steinbeck over the publishing rights to "The Grapes of Wrath" and other...

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...

Spontaneous Combustion And Accidental Circumcision:

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are countless weird moments to be found in literature and after reaching out to readers we're not sure which minds were weirder--the ones that w...

Holiday Travel Anxiety?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Travel anxiety: it ranges from being uptight about missing the plane, to being terrified of flying, from being annoyed by security checks to abhorring...

I'm Old Enough to Remember When the Epithet 'Fascist' Had Meaning

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

Never mind that fascists and communists are at opposite ends of the political spectrum, those who hurl these words like curses at the president diminish their value much like the overuse of the F-word diminishes its worth.

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski's Dark and Amusing Paintings Opens at Hauser & Wirth

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

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The Grapes of Wrath Revisited

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lynn Parramore

It's time for a new Steinbeck. And we had better find her quickly, because what's coming if we don't find a new way of relating to ourselves and the world that we are all part of will make the Dust Bowl look like a tempest in a teapot.

Don't Swat the Kids

Jim Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Miller

In California, we're "swatting the kids" with cuts to education, cuts to health care and by closing the doors of opportunity for poor children as more and more of them are born into poverty.

Steinbeck And Guthrie Families Now Support Google Books

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The families of the author John Steinbeck and the musician Woody Guthrie, which previously opposed the proposed Google Book settlement that would crea...

Frank Rich: In Defense Of The Balloon Boy Dad

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated "balloon boy" spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up t...

Michael Moore's Grapes of Wrath

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

With the glimmering hope of the Obama campaign behind us, Moore's film is a wake-up call to renew and expand America's democratic promise.

Dreaming in the California Fields

Dean Florez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Florez

This summer, I find myself wondering what my grandmother would make of this new California: 38 million residents strong; $26 billion dollars in the hole; deep cuts to education and social service programs.

The Art of "No"

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

All too often workers simply blow off those who inquire, its called The Non-Response. We don't advise it when dealing with co-workers, bosses or clients.

It Is a Wonderful Life

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lee Curtis

What this crisis is going to do is bring us into financial alignment. Neighbors are going to meal share and carpool and child care -- less indoor gym workouts and more family outdoor time.