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First Nighter: Ivo van Hove's Strong Take on 'Angels in America'

David Finkle | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Since Tony Kushner could be considered to know best, why not quote what he says he admired after seeing Ivo van Hove's revival of the playwright's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: "It had this feeling of being stripped to its absolute bare bones."

Pete Seeger (1919-2014): He Changed the World One Song at a Time

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
John W. Whitehead

Pete Seeger, the 94-year-old activist-singer-songwriter who tried to change the world with every note he uttered, has died, and we are all the poorer for it.

Hiding In Plain Sight

George Heymont | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While some Americans assume that their religious freedom gives them the right to trample the rights of others, all too often the oppressor doesn't realize what true freedom can mean to someone.

Blacklisted 'Roman Holiday' Screenwriter Finally Awarded Credit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced Monday that it would officially restore screenwriting credit on 'Roman Holiday' to blacklisted Oscar-winn...

Rep. Peter King: 'Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been A Radical Muslim?'

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

When was the last time a Congressional committee decided to investigate Americans based on their religious affiliation?

Steve King Supports Return To McCarthy-Era Investigations Panel

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) appeared to lend support in a recent interview to the re-creation of a congressional committee directly descended from the Ho...

Julius Garfinkle's Integrity

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Blacklisted actor John Garfield, ne Julius Garfinkle, was the subject of a curtain talk at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight following a screening Body and Soul.

Legendary Lawyer Doris Brin Walker Dies; Represented Angela Davis, Smith Act Defendants

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The only woman in her University of California Berkeley law school class, Doris defied the odds throughout her life, achieving significant victories for labor, and political activists.