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Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho will make its New York premiere April 30-May 6, for 9 performances only, at Soho Playhouse. Opening night is set for May 1. Philadelphia's Iron Age Theatre founder John Doyle directs. Starring Bob Weick as the title character Marx in Soho is described as a "funny and moving ...
MARX IN SOHO, written by Howard Zinn (A People's History of the United States) will make its New York premiere, directed by John Doyle. Starring Bob Weick, MARX IN SOHO will play 9 performances only at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), April 30-May 6, 2018. Opening night is set for Tuesday, May ...

Howard Zinn reports how Columbus, in Haiti, established a system to fill his ships with gold and pay dividends to those who had invested. “They ordered all persons fourteen years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months. When they brought it, they were given copper tokens to hang ...
Another part of the installation — set up in the entryway — featured 13 works based on the American flag, but showing “revolutionary” figures including the journalist Hunter S. Thompson, activist Angela Davis, philosopher Noam Chomsky, Muhammad Ali, Edward Snowden and the historian Howard Zinn.
You don't need to have read Howard Zinn's “A People's History of the United States” before dipping into a section of the mammoth, multi-night Mike Daisey monologue that expounds on Zinn's themes, but it wouldn't hurt to know a bit about the book, which highlights uncomfortable stories that usually get ...
He filters research (in this case, it's primarily Howard Zinn's “A People's History of the United States” and his own high school history text) through the prism of his own perspective, with results that can be (depending on your perspective) enlightening or infuriating. The presentation is simple: Clad all in black ...

STEPHEN KINZER: One of my professors in college was Howard Zinn. He was always telling us that the Justice Department and the FBI and the CIA were engaged in conspiracies against American freedom. Now I'm hearing this from right-wing Republicans. It's an amazing role reversal. Now, those ...
Acclaimed monologist Mike Daisey contrasts Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States with an old history book from his high school in a 18-part series at The Dowling Studio at The Guthrie. Starts WEDS. [TIX]. The multi-disciplinary local arts showcase Err returns to honey and they've honestly ...
Each installment will address a different section of Howard Zinn's bestselling “A People's History of the United States.” And, although the monologuist knows the book well and will have notes to guide him, each new show will be created extemporaneously. It's a style of performance that Daisey traces to his ...
Eisenberg's brother-in-law is Anthony Arnove, who along with Howard Zinn edited Voices of a People's History of the United States, a companion volume to Zinn's influential volume of history from a socialist perspective. Arnove cast Eisenberg in "The People Speak"—an adaptation of the book performed ...
When she first meets Kyle, he is reading the late Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States, which seems to have formed his own view of the world outside Sacramento. Lady Bird is soon reading the book herself and appears to be working her way up to a Zinn-like hatred of America by her hatred ...
Howard Zinn, professor of history, noted in his book “A People's History of the United States” how Columbus reacted in his first face-to-face meeting with natives. Columbus wrote: “They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane. ... They would make fine servants. ... With fifty men we could subjugate them ...
We've all watched the scene from 'Good Will Hunting” in which Will (Matt Damon) sticks up for his friend, Chuckie (Ben Affleck), in the bar while he is being belittled by a Harvard student. During the process, Will references a book by Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States. Well, in my first year ...
For Chalamet: Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, The Internet Does Not Exist (per Gerwig, “an essay collection that warns of the dangers of a networked world”), and Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's. Ronan got Joan Didion books, Paper Moon, and John Hughes's Pretty in Pink and ...
Howard Zinn said many important things in his life. The Boston University political science professor and author of A People's History of the United States, entitled his memoir "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train." But the words that resonate most in my mind now - in the days following the shooting at ...
The revolution will not be televised, as Gil-Scott Heron said. Revolution Now!, however, will. But don't check your cable listings. This Friday and Saturday, sometime after 8 p.m., the happening will be broadcast—though perhaps "narrowcast" would be a more apt term—to a single two-way TV monitor just off ...
When last we checked in with Strokes and Voidz frontman Julian Casablancas, he was prying open your third eye in an interview with Vulture, during which he radiated the dismissive intellectual superiority of a college freshman who just discovered Howard Zinn. (Actual quote: “Oliver Stone's The Untold ...

Organizations like Books to Prisoners, Prison Book Program, and many others, however, exist to address the informational barriers that exist for folks who are incarcerated and help by supplying them with new materials to read. 1. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. “A People's History of ...
So I had to look him up as I've done for other "demons of the left" like Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky (those two being liberal icons of the Civil Rights era who the right would love to term "commies"). Soros is a complicated creature, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust in WWII Hungary who became one of the ...
Over the 14 episodes of Season 1, it becomes clear that Cocaine & Rhinestones is closer in spirit to Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States than Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon. While Coe is clearly having fun with all the cheatin' and a-fightin' and a-fussin' and occasional murderin' ...
It's no accident that the closest thing the film has to a villain is an overly self-aware Howard-Zinn-reading indie rocker with a penchant for condescension. Instead, Lady Bird is a film about the glory of the everyday, the beauty of the mundane, the worlds contained in the sort of early-2000s ephemera that ...
Yet, critical thought also demands reading “Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation” by John Ehle and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” by Dee Brown along with treasuring books by Howard Zinn, H.W. Brands, Gordon S. Wood and David McCullough, among others. The subject of history ...
One of my social activist role models — Howard Zinn — was a historian, and many of my academic role models like Eqbal Ahmad, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said and Cornel West were or are social activists. Scholarship — historical scholarship in my case — can make people better citizens, friends, ...
Angling more toward fierce political humor as the years passed, Mr. Crimmins took his cues for satire from Mark Twain and counted among his fans Howard Zinn. Mr. Crimmins also was an outspoken crusader against the spread of online child pornography. He wrote about having been raped when he was ...
Howard Zinn said many important things in his life. The Boston University political science professor and author of A People's History of the United States, entitled his memoir "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train." But the words that resonate most in my mind now - in the days following the shooting at ...
I then ran to thank Howard Zinn who had nominated me. Soon Howie and Spelman's elegant French department chair and I began discussing where to go and with which group. Smith College and Sweet Briar College were among those offering structured academic and travel programs which lent social ...
Inspired by Maquire's speech, then senior David Bayer '64 wrote a letter to Howard Zinn, a history professor at Spelman College, a historically black women's college in Atlanta, proposing a week-long exchange problem starting in 1963. While the exchange program came at a unique historical moment, ...
Consider Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Structuring his narratives as “bottom up” histories of marginalized groups, Zinn sought to present an alternative imagination of American history. The text, published in 1980, has left a lasting mark on approaches to American historical thinking.
But after one bass solo performed at a coffee shop concert, she's hooked on Kyle, the boy who smokes hand-rolled cigarettes, reads Howard Zinn, and “hasn't lied in two years.” In real life, “Fred Astaire,” is performed by L.A. musician Adam Brock and has recently been dug up by Lady Bird stans. It's light ...
Two books that were especially influential were Lerone Bennett's Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America (1962) and Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States (1980). The Zinn book inspired Coval's new collection of poems, A People's History of Chicago. The book is a magnificent ...
Despite scores of progressive activists and scholars coming to Sharp's defense—including Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, and Daniel Ellsberg—the charges had a surprising degree of resonance. Ironically, the “anti-imperialists” promoting such conspiracy theories themselves appeared to be ...
I had to call up my friend Howard Zinn — we were going to a movie that night, 'Butch Cassidy' — I said, 'I have something I need to get out of my house.' And I transferred my documents to Howard that night before we saw the movie.” He and his children helped him copy the papers in an advertising office of ...
There are no books by African-American intellectuals or left thinkers like Howard Zinn. There is no Latino history.” New York State countered that inmates can use prison libraries, but Marturano rejected that option, explaining that prison library facilities located in Upstate New York's typically conservative ...
The Zinn Education Project is a collaboration between two nonprofit organizations that promote ways to teach social justice and equity through education. Based on the approach to history Howard Zinn used in his People's History of the United States, the Zinn Education Project “promotes and supports the ...
Each year, most of us make a list of things we plan to do in the coming year. Most of us really intend to do what we plan, but, unfortunately, most quit within a few weeks. Let's make this New Year different. My suggestion is doable. Please read Howard Zinn's book, A People's History of the United States.
How often are they included in the history books? If it weren't for Howard Zinn, we would all be led to believe that heroic, white men were the only “founders of this nation”. Not to mention Jesus Christ. Talk about exclusion. For most of my life Jesus Christ is portrayed as a wussy-looking white man with long, ...
What began with Antonio Gromsci and Herbert Marcuse was carried on by their intellectual children, such as Saul Alinsky, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. Today's "grandchildren" control the narrative in many universities, Hollywood and the media. To the Frankfurt School, reality is nothing but a narrative ...
The biggest lie our government has told us for years is that our brave men and women are fighting and dying for democracy and freedom. The simple truth is, they are fighting and dying ONLY for the corporations and Wall Street profits. The GOP (the global warming denying party and corporate lap dog) is ...
Who is Howard Zinn? He was a social activist, historian, author and playwright. Noam Chomsky said, “Zinn's work literally changed the conscience of a generation…” Contrary to the lies and fabrications of the origins of this country, Zinn provides a counterpoint to many of the 'alternative facts' of history.
Meanwhile, recent decades have seen a backlash championed most famously by Howard Zinn in "A People's History of the United States." This "Zinnification" features, as Bill Bigelow, director of the Zinn Education Project, put it, "a myth-shattering history curriculum where heroes are regularly yanked from ...
The People's Historian was born August 24, 1922. We share a piece on immigration he published with us in our July 2006 issue—entirely relevant today. This article is adapted from the introduction Zinn wrote to Deepa Fernandes's book, “Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration.
Editor's note from The Progressive: The late historian and Progressive columnist Howard Zinn shared these words with us back in 2006. Eleven years later, for July 4, 2017, his message is still just as compelling A World War II bombardier, Zinn was the author of the best-selling book A People's History of the ...
Arkansas Lawmaker Introduces Bill Banning Howard Zinn Books. “If you look at history from the perspective of the slaughtered and mutilated, it's a different story,” the historian once said. By Rebecca Shapiro. A bill introduced in the Arkansas state legislature aims to bar public schools in the state from ...
He's also an author, having written books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and many others. Barsamian's presentation, “Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy,” will begin at 7 p.m. at Events on Emerson in Hoquiam. Doors will open at 6:30. A reception will follow.
The revolution will not be televised, as Gil-Scott Heron said. Revolution Now!, however, will. But don't check your cable listings. This Friday and Saturday, sometime after 8 p.m., the happening will be broadcast—though perhaps "narrowcast" would be a more apt term—to a single two-way TV monitor just off ...
Much like his A People's History of Modern Europe, this volume is inspired by Howard Zinn's famous A People's History of the United States. Zinn wrote the introduction to the first edition of Bill's anthology of the writings of Eugene Debs and had an impact on his political and scholarly development. Like Zinn ...
The author, who's likely to face the same criticism of revisionism that authors like Howard Zinn and Jill Lepore have, explains: “I don't want this to be a definitive history of King Philip's War. What I really want is for this book to raise questions for people. Ideally, people would make connections to issues that ...
It's an instant of recognition or perhaps understanding that, given the public forum, had to remain private, hidden behind a blank stare as an accusatory finger was pointed squarely at the guilty. This was the scene as Senator Cory Booker launched into an impassioned eight-minute soliloquy during a ...
Celebrated on the second Monday of October, Columbus Day was declared a federal holiday in 1937. In recent decades, the holiday's reputation and that of its namesake explorer have become increasingly controversial. Social activist and historian Howard Zinn dedicated the first chapter of his 1980 book, ...
In 1960, Howard Zinn published a piece for the New York Times book review that reflected on his role in the world as a historian and, more importantly, as a citizen. Zinn, the leftist historian, activist, professor, among many other lofty and praiseworthy attributes, bemoaned the stuffy and often “apolitical” ...


 

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