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Mey Day Communist Rally Offends Donors

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees was shocked to find hordes of drunken juniors celebrating the working class. The protester’s outfits – a Styrofoam hat, red t-shirt, and bamboo cane – were each symbolic of the struggle that the worldwide proletariat faces every day. 173 more words


The Surprising Project

Last Thursday morning, in the next room, something crashed and clunked onto the floor. I immediately stopped editing the blog post I had been working on to investigate the interruption.  867 more words

Cultural Highlights

M Is For McCarthyism

In this crazy political era of unprecedented polarization (with the possible exception of the Civil War), I wouldn’t be surprised to find defenders of former Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy (R), best known for the “HUAC” (House on Un-American Activities’ Committee – Senate, too) Congressional hearings he held in the cold-war 1950s, accusing everyone from government officials, to military personnel, to people in the entertainment industry of being Communist spies or sympathizers. 519 more words

April '15 A-Z


Alice Brady deserved Gale Sondergaard’s Best Supporting Actress 1936 award…

Gale Sondergaard deserved Alice Brady’s Best Supporting Actress 1937 award…

COME TO DeOSCARIZE.COM to make the switch that time and good taste demand! 25 more words


0263 | Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

Famously passed over by indifferent critics on its release in 1956, Don Siegel’s enjoyable sci-fi horror Invasion Of The Body Snatchers has since been re-appraised as a subversive work that addresses – depending on whose opinion you read – the spread of Communism across the United States, the dangers of McCarthyism, the rise in post-war small town homogenisation or even concerns over the sudden ubiquity of television sets. 917 more words


Indiana, Discrimination, and Progressive Intolerance

Isabel Wilkerson’s book, The Warmth of Other Suns, about the migration of blacks from the Jim Crow South, tells of an Alabama doctor who relocated by car to California. 631 more words