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  • A Buddhist memorial service was held yesterday in New York City for poet and political activist Allen Ginsberg. He died this weekend at age 70 after a long battle with liver cancer.
    Apr 08, 1997 | Story
  • For the 100-year anniversary of E.Y. "Yip" Harburg’s birth, Democracy Now! spoke with Ernie Harburg, Yip’s son and co-author of Yip’s biography, Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?: Yip Harburg, Lyricist. Best known for writing the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz, Yip also wrote the musical Bloomer Girl, which was about women’s suffrage, and Finian’s Rainbow, which dealt with race and class struggles. Yip...
    Jan 31, 1997 | Story
  • Right Wing Watch: Censorship of the Arts is alive and well in the US. The latest report from People for the American Way documents in 137 challenges to artistic expression in 41 states, in both traditional arts and media. Many of these challenges have been attempts by religious and social conservatives to keep artistic references to homosexuality from reaching the general public. The report documents that "an alarming 73 percent of the challenges...
    Apr 09, 1996 | Story