Thursday, October 21, 1999

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  • Noam Chomsky: Globalization and the New World Order

    Corporate media pundits have characterized globalization as an irreversible force–much like gravity. They say we should accept it and get on with our lives. Powerful forces like the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are main proponents of these globalization policies.

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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,...