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Sixties Radicals Recall Fighting Times in US Labor

Steve Early Portside
The University of Wisconsin at Madison was a hotbed of student radicalism in the 1960s. and left-wing activists there were among the first of their generation to organize around issues related to their own mis-treatment as workers.

In Ukraine

Beau Beausoleil
For all the news about the invasion of Ukraine, US observers scarcely know the price of war, but as San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil writes, that won’t last forever.

Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis

Sibo Chen LSE Review of Books
This book situates the climate crisis in a socioeconomic context, showing, writes reviewer Chen, how events like big wildfires are "important signifiers of an unfolding global calamity that urges the public to challenge the status quo."

Blonde Is Marilyn Monroe Abased All Over Again

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, Andrew Dominik’s film Blonde ignores the assertive and hardworking real-life Marilyn Monroe and instead gives us a lurid tale of perpetual victimization.

From Fireman to Pieman: How a Miami Firefighter Baked up a Pie Empire

Laine Doss Broken Palate
Derek Kaplan always had a knack for baking since he was a teen but took a detour to become a firefighter before reigniting his passion for piemaking. When he wasn’t helping the good citizens of Miami, he would bake out of a shared industrial kitchen. Soon, menus across Miami would proclaim: “We proudly offer Fireman Derek’s Famous Key Lime Pies.”