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DVD Review: Maudie

Every once and a while, a movie comes across that really makes an impact — whether because of the story, the visuals or a performance.  Sally Hawkins’ performance in Maudie is an example of the kind of visceral impact I’ve been searching for all year and have hardly found.  Based on the life of Canadian […]

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October is Polish-American Heritage Month

Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jameston, Virginia, Polish people have been an important part of America’s history and culture. In 2017, Polish Americans will mark the 36th anniversary of the founding of Polish American Heritage Month, an event which began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became a national celebration of Polish history, […]

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¡Basta! Anthology

Meticulously compiled and researched, each vignette provides a fictionalized glimpse into the lives and experiences of victims of gendered violence. Niles resident, Monica Kessler, contributed to this work in the hopes that, “this book will bring an awareness to the topic of gender violence and that it will give young Latinas and Latinos something to […]

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Vietnam Voices

Memories of the Vietnam War are still seared in the minds of Americans who witnessed it firsthand, lost friends or family or from watching and reading forty years of reporting. The PBS  series that started on September 17  is becoming an epiphany of what was really going on in the military and the governing bodies […]

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