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Derek Ketchum

Country music is one of the last sectors in entertainment to acknowledge both the necessity and inevitability of gender equality. That’s starting to change. more

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No film this year has so potently evoked the spirit of our slippery, maddening modern moment. more

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How to survive family Thanksgiving and a dictatorial state. more

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Meg Ryan. Courtesy Electric Forest.

Partying at one of America’s biggest dance music festivals, I was looking for a younger generation determined to stand up to the Man. more

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The action of Daniel’s metaphorical one-act drama, “Gunshot,” takes place on a spectral set where characters wake up to their condition and decide to make a change. more

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The cinematic son of America’s industrial proletariat launches a blistering broadside. more

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The movie is Lee’s best and most radical film in decades, and a lot of fun as well. more

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For Lorraine Hansberry, American radicalism was a passion and a commitment. It was, in fact, a requirement for human decency. more

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Old-time Indian women would fry bread in the early morning and at the end of the day. I often wonder if they found solace in making the bread, like my mother. more

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Roemel

To say that a durag sets up a black man for failure is ignorant, at best. more

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With an Indian taco and stick of buttered corn in my hands, nothing matches the drum beat of community. more

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The thirty-seven-year-old Iowa-raised Foster often plays outsiders and marginalized characters. His most recent film, he says, reminds us there are good people, even in scary times. more

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Cenac’s show is a look at policing, firmly rooted in the cultural landscape of America. more

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Tony Webster

I grew up with deep roots of racial self-hate. I wished I could fit in better with the dominant society. I wished to God I was not an American Indian. more

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Henrik Eger

“On the stage as Marx, I directly challenge the system.” more

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The legacy of colonialism gets sliced for sandwiches in this new Argentine film centered on a lonely, xenophobic “lost one,” poisoned by the white man’s burden. more

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Sometimes women in positions of power are just as capable of abuse as powerful men. more

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Guns, guns, guns.

Pål Joakim Pollen

Once we acknowledge gun ownership is both a right and a public health menace, we might be able to begin a discussion. more

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It's an ode to war, written by a slaveowner and set to the tune of a drinking song, that was used to drum up support for World War I. more

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In Shot, Kagan shows us how a random shooting in Los Angeles affects the victim, and the shooter, too. more

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