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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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‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Takes an Unflinching Look at China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Activists


The documentary chronicles gender rights advocate Ye Haiyan’s struggle with Chinese authorities, and it also makes filmmaker Nanfu Wang a target of officialdom in her native country.

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The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked


These three books, published well before the election, offer insight into what happened and why.

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‘The Salesman’: An Iranian Domestic Drama With a Dash of Arthur Miller


Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is back in the awards mix.

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Born to Run


More than anyone else in popular music, Bruce Springsteen understands the people who helped elect Trump. We need the Boss’ music now.

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