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Reel Politics

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  The Great McGinty No discussion of political flicks would be complete without Preston Sturges’ hilarious The Great McGinty. With this portrait of a classic pre-World War II big-city political machine, Sturges pulled off the impossible: an ...

Joan Walsh

by The Staff November 1, 2012

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  Salon.com editor at large (and frequent MSNBC guest) Joan Walsh is one of our most astute political observers. She’s also a pleasure to read, which makes her one of the go-to progressive voices on the ...

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None of the Above

by Laura Leon October 13, 2011

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The Ides of March tries hard to be both cunning and cutthroat in its depiction of politics as a dirty game. Who knew? The pacing in this political thriller is fast, so much so that ...

Comp-ish Plan-ish

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 20, 2011

I’d like to say that I read the draft of Albany’s Comprehensive plan so you don’t have to, but I’m going say up front (perhaps predictably) that I think you should too (or at least ...

Pissarro’s People

by The Staff June 8, 2011

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He is often considered the father of impressionism, and Camille Pissarro’s modulated landscapes and cityscapes are frequently examined through an artistic lens. But the artist was a social and economic philosopher as well, and this ...

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A History of Violence

by Laura Leon June 8, 2011

A woman’s dying wish to her grown twins is to find a brother they never knew existed and a father they presumed dead, a quest that will lead them far from their Montreal environs to ...