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Vote for All That Is Good, True and Decent

“Whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation, take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim,” said human rights activist, author and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel upon accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.  I made sure to remember his … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song To Be Rebroadcast on PBS

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s oft-quoted, “there are no second acts in American lives,” has clearly become a cliché in this age of uber-reinvention; and there is no better example of the latter than Pete Seeger, who defied that cliché well into his ninth “act.” Pete Seeger (1919 … Continue reading

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Montclair Film Festival, Take One

I took a chance and attended a few screenings at the first annual Montclair (NJ) Film Festival last week (May 1-6)and was glad I did.  Having weathered 15 American Film Festivals and 11 Christopher Awards galas, as a staffer, program manager and … Continue reading

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