News and Analysis: Arts and culture
The author presented this poem at the Jan. 7 meeting of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Los Angeles to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and honor Che's revolutionary legacy.
On July 21, I embarked on a life-changing journey to the West Bank, Palestine as a paricipant in the 2010 Bus Stop Hip-Hop Tour, organized by Existence Is Resistance. The week and a half long tour consisted of six concerts and several workshops with youth in refugee camps, and featured artists such as M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Mazzi, DJ Vega Benetton and myself.
Sasha Baron Cohen has done it again. In his summer comedy, “Bruno,” Cohen plays a gay Austrian journalist who moves to the United States to become famous. While some critics have praised “Bruno” for exposing or lampooning homophobia, the film’s overall effect—as a ridiculous and offensive medley of thrown-together stereotypes—is likely to reinforce rather than challenge anti-gay bigotry.