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Arts Commentary: The View from Free — 2014 Edition

January 2, 2015
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The exploitation of the free labor of artists may finally have hit a critical mass in 2014, generating enough publicity to make observers righteously angry.

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Film Review: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” — Powerful But Ambitious to a Fault

August 20, 2013
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There are plenty of intensely moving moments in this expansive biopic, based very loosely on a real White House butler named Eugene Allen, who was profiled by Wil Haygood in a 2008 Washington Post feature.

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Cultural Commentary: The Rise of Book Product — Fifty Shades of Blech

June 30, 2012
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Book product, much like food product, is manufactured –- from its very inception, designed to make money by shameless pandering to mainstream taste.

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