Film

10 Films That Shook the World

Ed Rampell: The L.A. Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive are co-presenting a monthly film series from February through November 2017 to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the February and October, 1917 Revolutions in Russia.

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Humor

Can You Find the Love in Being Single?

Treva Brandon Scharf: There’s a lot to love about being single: you’ve got freedom and independence, you can come and go as you please, and you can do what you want when you want. You can go out, get laid, and not have to answer to anybody.

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Stage

50 Shades of Salome & the Dance of the 7 Veils

Ed Rampell: The performances and much of the music in Richard Strauss’ Salome are the most melodramatic of any opera I’ve ever experienced. But this is to be expected since, as that old expression goes, “consider the source”: The New Testament.

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Poetry

Standing Rock

Paul Lojeski: Once more, the living dead have risen to steal the beaten, bloody land, to plunder history, to despoil the one true mother for coins and capital, for power’s poisoned love.

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Music

Sing, the Beloved Country

Ed Rampell: The large cast of 30-plus performers stunningly brought the South Africa-set anti-apartheid story vividly alive for a nearly sold out audience at UCLA’s capacious Royce Hall.

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Events

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Fiction

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Literature

The Night Sandra Sang “Ave Maria”

Ralph E. Shaffer: As word spread that the trustees had forced her to change her selection, ‘censorship’ and ‘freedom of religion’ became the catch words in the press and on talk radio.

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