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Articles by: Andy Piascik

The Enduring Importance of Arthur Miller: The Price and The Hook

The Enduring Importance of Arthur Miller: The Price and The Hook

  Seventy years after his initial Broadway success with All My Sons and 12 years after his death, Arthur Miller continues to cast a long shadow over theater in the United States. His plays are staples ofhigh school drama clubs, college and university theater departments and regional theaters around the country, and his best-known works – Death of a Salesman,[Read More…]

Pa’lante: The Young Lords In Bridgeport

Pa’lante: The Young Lords In Bridgeport

Virtually every segment of society was impacted by the democratic upsurge in the United States in the 1960’s and Puerto Ricans were no exception. Puerto Ricans in a number of places came together to form organizations and participate in multiracial coalitions in order to address a number of pressing problems. Among the most popular Puerto Rican organizations was the Young[Read More…]

Witness To The Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, And The Year America Lost Its Mind And Found Its Soul

Witness To The Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, And The Year America Lost Its Mind And Found Its Soul

Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul by Clara Bingham is a valuable contribution to further understanding and popularizing the radical upsurge of the 1960s. The book is an oral history and we hear from well-known figures of the time such as Ericka Huggins, Tom Hayden and Robin[Read More…]

The Bridgeport Herald Wages an Important Free Speech Fight

The Bridgeport Herald Wages an Important Free Speech Fight

                                                                                                                       [Read More…]

President Rodrigo Duterte’s Killing Fields And People’s War In The Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte’s Killing Fields And People’s War In The Philippines

Interview with E. San Juan, Jr. by Andy Piascik 1.) Who is President Rodrigo Duterte and who and what does he represent? For 22 years, Duterte was mayor of Davao City, the largest urban complex in Mindanao island, Philippines. TIME magazine dubbed him “the Punisher” for allegedly organizing the death-squads that eliminated drug dealers and petty criminals via “extra-judicial killings”[Read More…]

Telling Local People’s History: An Interview With Hartford Activist Steve Thornton

Telling Local People’s History: An Interview With Hartford Activist Steve Thornton

                                                                                                                                                                                           Steve Thornton has been an activist in Hartford since moving there in the 1970’s after graduating from the University of Connecticut. He worked for many years[Read More…]

   The Hills of Connecticut: Where Theatre And Life Became One  

   The Hills of Connecticut: Where Theatre And Life Became One  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                In 1931, a new theater ensemble was formed in New York City. The vision of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg,[Read More…]

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