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Songs of Myself

Songs of Myself

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | Giving Michael Moore the benefit of every conceivable doubt, his Broadway foray “The Terms of My Surrender” has an ostensibly noble intent: to encourage people to believe that even one person’s actions can have an impact on society. That’s a serious premise. The problem is that in presenting it, Moore is […]

Women Rising?

Women Rising?

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I’m back in France, and about the time Donald Trump was taking the oath of office in the rain, I was trapped on a bus in the dark going around in circles. That’s what it felt like anyway, going round and round traffic roundabouts in the dark countryside after being bottlenecked […]

Huddled Mass of Humanity Jams DC at Women’s March

Huddled Mass of Humanity Jams DC at Women’s March

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Women with their babies cradled in wraps, women with toddlers, pregnant women, mothers with their teen and adult daughters, women of color and of sexual diversity, females from a few months old to over 80, concerned gay and straight men — cisgender and transgender — fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, citizens from across […]

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

BY JACKSON CHEN | A star-studded rally outside Trump International Hotel aimed to ignite a 100-day resistance movement against the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. “We are here united in protecting our family, friends, neighbors, fellow New Yorkers, and people across this great nation during his time in office,” actor Rosie Perez, […]

Trump Tower: #NotMyPresident Ground Zero

Trump Tower: #NotMyPresident Ground Zero

BY JACKSON CHEN | The roar of thousands protesting Republican President-elect Donald Trump filled Fifth Avenue on Saturday afternoon as throngs of demonstrators headed north from Greenwich Village toward his high-rise home in Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street. “Show me what democracy looks like!” the crowd that spanned blocks chanted. “This is […]

Nuit Debout: This Revolution Is Not for You

Nuit Debout: This Revolution Is Not for You

BY KELLY COGSWELL | Revolutions don’t excite me any more. They’re never for me. Not Occupy Wall Street. Not the new social movement going on in France right now, called “Nuit debout” and centered 15 or 20 long blocks from me at Place de la République. It began on March 31 following a series of protests […]

At Ugly Xenophobic Moment, Moore Swings Way Too Hard

At Ugly Xenophobic Moment, Moore Swings Way Too Hard

BY STEVE ERICKSON | I feel guilty for criticizing Michael Moore and his latest documentary “Where to Invade Next” for an excess of xenophilia, especially at this ugly moment in American politics. But I’ve long been annoyed by his tendency to romanticize Canada and Europe. In “Sicko,” his gushing over all the social services provided by […]

Nixon Twisting in the Wind

Nixon Twisting in the Wind

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Most recent topical documentaries don’t provide an entry point for spectators who disagree with them. If you think that drones provide a more efficient and humane way of waging war and that targeted assassinations are a good idea, even if they sometimes wind up killing innocent people, you’re probably not going to […]