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Marc Levin


Sunday, July 8 2012

'Hard Times: Lost on Long Island' Shows Ongoing Effects of Recession

Mel's mix of feelings, his sense of grief and exasperation, depression and defiance, is typical of the interview subjects in Hard Times.

Wednesday, October 26 2011

'Prayer for a Perfect Season': Obstacles to Overcome in Catholic Schools Sports

Prayer for a Perfect Season indicates that high school sports bring in money for schools that otherwise don't have it, and not only those schools with big-budgeted NCAA programs.

Monday, January 24 2011

Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags

Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags shows that today's garment workers share an energy and hopefulness with their predecessors, famously immigrant workers looking to "make it in America."

Sunday, October 28 2007

Mr. Untouchable

Nicky Barnes cultivated his celebrity and worked the system of racism that simultaneously restrained and motivated him.

Sunday, August 10 2003

Street Time

The characters of 'Street Time' often find it hard to say what they mean, out of self-defensive reserve as much as fear or misgiving.

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