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Category Archives: Views & Reviews

Documentary Review: “Raise Hell” is a fun and inspiring portrait of journalist Molly Ivins

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of the 2019 documentary film that tells the story of Texas' best known columnist and advocacy journalist.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “The Great Hack” shows how data insecurity impacts elections

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Great Hack, an essential, must-see film breaking down what happened to our democracy in the 2016 presidential election.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Book Review: Juan Williams’ book proves there’s still a hell of a lot to lose from the Trump presidency

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump's War on Civil Rights," by Fox personality Juan Williams.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Documentary Review: “Knock Down the House” inspires with stories of working people running for Congress

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Knock Down the House", a documentary now streaming on Netflix about a few of last year's trailblazing congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Book Review: We can still make “A Bright Future” with nuclear energy

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of A Bright Future, a book that discusses how some countries have tackled the climate crisis and how the rest could follow.
Written by:David A Johnson
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SIFF Documentary Review: Reconnect to the effort to save Alaska’s salmon with The Wild

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Wild, a new film by Mark Titus that examines the renewed campaign to stop the proposed Pebble Mine from inflicting massive damage on Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Book Review: With “No One at the Wheel”, the rich can steal the roads from us — if we let them

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of No One At The Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future by Samuel Schwartz.
Written by:David A Johnson
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SIFF Documentary Review: Our Bodies Our Doctors is a timely reminder of the importance of reproductive rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Our Bodies Our Doctors, a film about reproductive rights that's being screened at the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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BOOK REVIEW: “A Prophet of Peace” and Juan Cole’s New Historicism

Excerpt: I sometimes attend the Seattle Atheist Church on Sundays, and despite the many virtues that group has an organization and positive argument it makes by example for secular humanism, the fact that the “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism movement were four white Anglo-American men reflects accurately the biases you’ll find in the atheism movement […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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Documentary Review: Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” is an essential film

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Inequality For All, a film based on the work of progressive thought leader and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: Oscar winner “Period. End of Sentence.” is a must-see short film

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of the 2019 Academy Award winning film for Best Documentary Short, exploring the rarely discussed subject of menstruation.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Silas” will take you inside the fight against corruption in Liberia

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Silas" a documentary about the fight against corruption and exploitation in Liberia.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: Crime + Punishment details fight against illegal policing quotas

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Crime + Punishment, an original Hulu documentary chronicling the efforts of whistleblower cops to stop illegal policing quotas.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: The People vs. the Politicians examines our republic’s illnesses

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The People vs. the Politicians, a film by Hedrick Smith.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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