David Mermelstein

California Says No to John Wayne Day

What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. The state Assembly defeated the official ...

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Prince’s Social Revolution

What a blessing and a curse it is to be talented – not just talented in a standard, my-new-song’s-so-catchy or listen-how-fast-I-can-play-the-guitar fashion, but completely, utterly, extraordinarily, ridiculously gifted. Contemporary music ...

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Chicago Teachers

Teachers Take on Privatization

April 1 was a historic day for public education in the U.S. Joined by diverse community groups and other workers, Chicago’s public school teachers took to the streets demanding more from city ...

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Deanna Dunagan and Seamus Mulcahy (Photo: Kevin Parry/Wallis Annenberg Center)

Stage Review: ‘The Revisionist’

  Deanna Dunagan and Seamus Mulcahy (Photo: Kevin Parry/Wallis Annenberg Center)Jesse Eisenberg has carved a film career playing irritating nebbish-antiheroes in a host of roles. He even earned an Oscar ...

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