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Hell No


A posthumously published book by political activist Tom Hayden offers lessons from the Vietnam era for our own time.

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The Other 43 Percent


Hollywood’s gender gap is most apparent with regard to female filmmakers, but their prospects weren’t always as bad as they are today. (Part 1 of our five-part series.) 

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Remembering Richard Schickel


The film world lost a key figure Saturday with the passing of the distinguished critic and filmmaker, whose work Truthdig was privileged to feature in the latter years of his career.

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‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ Creator on Using Art as a Wake-Up Call


Playwright Bryonn Bain, who turned his own harrowing experiences into a one-man dramatic production, joins director Gina Belafonte for a Truthdig interview.

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What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

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‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl


By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Signals Beginning of a Mass Awakening for Black America


The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth, justice and freedom from oppression.

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Make Art, Not War


Political posters can contribute enormously to street demonstrations that will inevitably increase in both number and intensity.

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Life in the Poorest Parts of America Is Not All ‘Urban Carnage’


A new book about the conflict between police and residents in South Los Angeles paints a much more humane, complex picture of poverty than President Trump does.

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A Poem on Generations Witnessing Cycles of Death and Destruction (Audio)


Tamiko Beyer’s poem serves as a painful reminder of how “horde white-hot power” causes “rage that liquefies/ our hearts, whole communities.”

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