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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty


A granddaughter of the journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement explores the relationship between Day and her only child.

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood?


Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino were two exceptions to the women who found it increasingly difficult to launch film projects in the 20th century. (This is the second installment of a five-part series.)

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In his new novel, Paul Auster manages to conjoin gimmickry and genius, as readers find their perspective radically altered by a detail unveiled at the end.

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Would Trump Let Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali Back Into the Country? (Video)


The “Moonlight” actor is the first Muslim to win an Oscar since the Academy Awards began in 1929. This comes just as Muslims are being “othered” by the president’s cronies.

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The Five Best Anti-Trump Statements From the Oscars (Videos)


The president’s ongoing feud with the media was on display as stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration’s first month. (Pictured, Viola Davis.)

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That Final Twist Was More Surprising Than the Politics at the 2017 Oscars


Contemporary actors, including a few at Sunday’s Academy Awards, might catch heat for mixing politics with gold statuettes, but politics are in Oscar’s DNA.

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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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