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Gettin' Fonky with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis, Trymaine Lee MSNBC
A satirical, spoken piece with rousing, happy music, and is narrated by Mr. Wendell Pierce, and it features-- a main character of Mr. Game who was a combination of a political, street hustler, Dolomite evangelical preacher, carnival barker, con man.

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Reclaiming “Populism”

L. Benjamin Rolsky Los Angeles Review of Books
In this new book, Thomas Frank is challenging himself, writes reviewer Rolsky, "to rescue the terms 'populism' and 'populist' from the mouths of those he deems unfit to use them: the anti-populists."

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White Too Long

Lloyd Green The Guardian
This new book analyzes the history of the intertwined relationship in the United States between Christianity and white supremacy.

The New Lysenkoism in Washington

Gregg Gonsalves The Nation
At a time when we desperately need scientific leadership, what we’ve got is a rogues’ gallery of frauds and flatterers who see the pandemic as a career move.

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A Voice from America’s Black Belt

Carla Bell Los Angeles Review of Books
Bakari Sellers is one of the most promising activist political leaders in Southern, and perhaps national politics. "“I’ve geared my life towards understanding who I am and fighting against systemic oppression and injustices,” he says.
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