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Last Dance in Havana

Last Dance in Havana

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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

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Blues Singers Elvie and Geeshie Made Their Musical Marks but Left No Traces


This is the kind of story that sounds like the makings of a stirring indie movie—and a good mystery, more specifically.

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‘Somebody Called the Cops on Jesus’ (Audio)


Residents of “an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes” in Davidson, N.C., now share the block with a statue depicting the Son of God as a vagrant asleep on a park bench outside a local church.

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Paul Robeson: A Life


A new biography of Paul Robeson delves into his remarkable political activism, while revealing a pernicious social order determined to destroy its most effective and outspoken critics.

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Stephen Colbert to Take the ‘Late Show’ Reins from David Letterman


When David Letterman pushes away from his desk on CBS’ “Late Night with David Letterman” in 2015, Stephen Colbert will be ready to pull up a chair.

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George W. Bush Used Top Google Results for All Paintings; Who Will Sue for Copyright Infringement?


Yes, that’s right. George W. Bush is an appropriation artist.

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Yearning for an Imagined Past


Wes Anderson’s characteristically whimsical “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” set in a fictitious central European nation succumbing to 1930s fascism, reflects contemporary audiences’ “half-embarrassed, half-guilty wish to know something of the great convulsions of the past,” film critic Stuart Klawans writes in The Nation.

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Author, Litterateur, Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Dies at 86


The American who won awards for such books as “The Snow Leopard” and “Shadow Country,” co-founded literary magazine The Paris Review and was involved in the CIA’s Cold War propaganda effort died of leukemia in Long Island, N.Y., on Saturday.

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Will Stephen Colbert Replace David Letterman?


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The Comedy Central host could give up his role as second fiddle to Jon Stewart and make the jump to network television.

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Capital in the 21st Century


In his new book, French economist Thomas Piketty reminds us that within the dynamics of capitalism is a natural and destabilizing tendency toward inequality of income, wealth and opportunity.

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The Big Book


Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith brought worldwide attention to social injustice with his provocative photographs. In 1959 he began assembling a retrospective on what was then his life’s work, which has never been published, until now.

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