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Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
In the era when the Black Panther Party was its most powerful and off-the-pig-threatening and separatist, there was little interest in even conversing with whitey, unless whitey was from somewhere other than the ultra-racist USA.
A collage of privileged documentary moments
| September 30, 2011
Never mind that Rupert Murdoch is shelling out better than $2 billion to buy Metromedia’s seven TV stations. Never mind that he’s then turning around and reselling Boston’s WCVB-TV, Channel 5 to the Hearst Corporation for an astounding $450 million.
The new brand of gonzo journalism
| May 07, 2010
If free speech is what gives value to the campus "marketplace of ideas," UMass Amherst would long ago have gone bankrupt.
Over the years, UMass Amherst has proven to be a reliable hotbed for political hypocrisy and squelching of free speech
KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE
| November 20, 2009
Wizards and masterpieces
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
| November 06, 2009
Will Brandeis sell out the Rose?
Will Brandeis take the money and run?
As the clock ticks down, the world-renowned museum confronts the art of survival
| May 15, 2009
“The gallery system relies on supply and demand, and I created a demand for my work by doing street art.”
Shepard Fairey posters Harvard Square
| October 27, 2008
Back to the barricades
In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
| October 15, 2008
The cyborg and the sistah
What’s in a fantasy world?
Janet’s Discipline and Badu’s New AmErykah
| March 17, 2008
Wendy Wasserstein might have chosen a lesser light in whose shadow to cast a play than King Lear .
The Huntington’s Third ; the ART’s Copenhagen ; ASP’s Henry V
| January 16, 2008
Dark days for history
Once again, it’s February. The shortest month of the year, our coldest stretch of weather and, hold on, it’s Black History Month, too.
| February 07, 2007
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