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“To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.” – Vince Lombardi As the regular season of National Football League (NFL) is winding down, “Concussion,” a major motion picture threatens to...

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The media and Hollywood have done their duty in keeping the spirit of Malcolm alive, making his face an almost “cool” image to display. But only by reading his words can one begin to understand...

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A new book offers important insights into the role played by Middle Eastern states in the rise of brutal reactionary forces such as Islamic State. What’s missing, however, is an assessment of the potential of...

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The theatrical release and commercial success of Straight Outta Compton, a biographical film that chronicles the rise and fall of hip-hop’s super group N***** Wit Attitude (N.W.A), takes place at an important period in Black America, with...

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On July 28, the bid to bring the summer Olympics to Boston was laid to rest. Mayor Marty Walsh conceded the defeat on a plan he initially championed – after six months, the public pressure and opposition...

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Mad Max: Fury Road takes place in a post-apocalyptic patriarchal world starved for water, petroleum and bullets, weaving science fiction thrills out of today's struggles against the injustices of capitalism....

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On May 27, top ranking officials of FIFA were indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on a variety of charges including racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud. ...

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In spite of all the important steps forward, there remains widespread oppression of women across the globe. This can be seen at its most extreme in societies where women are categorised as second class, and...

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Arundhati Roy’s most recent polemic against injustice, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, is a sturdy demolition of the ruling classes’ sprawling edifice of lies. ...

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The show’s cynicism and resonance reflect the American public's dashed hopes, the current economic turmoil, a deep mistrust in the political system, and a groundswell of social protest since Occupy. ...

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