Not Noah

Chuck Orloski: Stranded in Delaware River flood, I sit atop a mobile home roof, watch trees and other debris pass by.

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The Last Shall Be First: Cesar’s Last Fast

Ed Rampell: While Cesar’s reputation may not be unscathed, he still emerges as a noble working class hero who, in his heyday, bettered the lives of multitudes of the least of these among us, alleviating the conditions of the wretched of the Earth.

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Same Footsteps, Different Paths

Treva Brandon: Like Frank Sinatra, we did it our way – on our terms, at our own pace, in our own time. And like Paul and Sonjia Brandon, we’re doing it with integrity.

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MOVIE-TOPIA Comes To Hollywood Boulevard

Ed Rampell: Alas, too many movies and appearances, too little time. To paraphrase Hamlet, “There are more films in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your filmography.” For the buff, attending 2014’s TCM Classic Film Festival was nothing short of entering the motion pictures’ pearly gates.

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Men on the Edge of Panic: Boomer Esiason, Mike Francesa, and Toxic Masculinity

Dave Zirin: The comments from Boomer and Francesa smack of a kind of existential fear from an older generation of sports radio jockeys about the ways in which definitions of masculinity and sports have been rapidly changing.

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Stage

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Floyd Collins: Groundbreaking Messages Calling from Below

Eric A. Gordon: For such a small-scale production, La Mirada recruited a highly experienced cast capable of straightforward balladry, yodeling, vaudeville routine, extended vocal monologues approaching operatic dimensions, and crisp ensemble precision.

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Twilight’s Last Gleaming: The Beards and the Bard

Ed Rampell: Coward’s A Song at Twilight is all the more remarkable in that here, at last, the artist sets aside his coy persona in favor of candor, with the play’s self-revelatory characters and story.

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Film

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The Last Shall Be First: Cesar’s Last Fast

Ed Rampell: While Cesar’s reputation may not be unscathed, he still emerges as a noble working class hero who, in his heyday, bettered the lives of multitudes of the least of these among us, alleviating the conditions of the wretched of the Earth.

tcm-893

MOVIE-TOPIA Comes To Hollywood Boulevard

Ed Rampell: Alas, too many movies and appearances, too little time. To paraphrase Hamlet, “There are more films in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your filmography.” For the buff, attending 2014’s TCM Classic Film Festival was nothing short of entering the motion pictures’ pearly gates.

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Humor

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Same Footsteps, Different Paths

Treva Brandon: Like Frank Sinatra, we did it our way – on our terms, at our own pace, in our own time. And like Paul and Sonjia Brandon, we’re doing it with integrity.

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Music

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Gina Chavez: Today’s Joan Baez

Patrick O’Heffernan: Gina Chavez is one of the artists leading this transformation of American music and consciousness with stories that pierce your heart and engage your own role in the world.

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Poetry

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Not Noah

Chuck Orloski: Stranded in Delaware River flood, I sit atop a mobile home roof, watch trees and other debris pass by.

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Television

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House of Cards Promotes Right-Wing Agenda

Randy Shaw: House of Cards glorifies union bashing and entitlement slashing within a political landscape whose absence of activist groups or anyone remotely progressive resembles a Republican fantasy world.

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Spirituality

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Barbecue Religion

Rev. Jim Nelson: What would you be willing to give your life for? For anything? Where do you draw the line? What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of your faith? For freedom, for truth?

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