Wednesday, April 15, 1998

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  • War Tax Resistance

    Today is Tax Day. But not for a group conscientious objectors. Hundreds of people nationwide refuse to pay Federal income tax in protest at military spending.

  • Pittsburgh Courier

    The Pittsburgh Courier, for many years the preeminent national newspaper for African Americans, is the recipient of the prestigious George Polk Career Award for 1997.

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    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...