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A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

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A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

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A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

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There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

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Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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Commonweal Archives
By James P. Cunningham
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  • Commonweal
    Total Archives: 78 Years, 3,067 Issues, 48,742 Articles, 83,047pp
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    1. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Tale of Two Cities (1935 Film), by Jack Conway and Robert Z. Leonard
      1. Tale of Two Cities (1935 Film) by Jack Conway and Robert Z. Leonard
      2. I Dream Too Much (1935 Film) by John Cromwell
      Commonweal
      , December 20, 1935, p. 219
    2. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Bride Comes Home (1935 Film), by Wesley Ruggles
      1. The Bride Comes Home (1935 Film) by Wesley Ruggles
      2. The Littlest Rebel (1935 Film) by David Butler
      Commonweal
      , December 27, 1935, p. 244
    3. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Captain Blood (1935 Film), by Michael Curtiz
      1. Captain Blood (1935 Film) by Michael Curtiz
      2. Scrooge (1935 Film) by Henry Edwards
      Commonweal
      , January 3, 1936, p. 272
    4. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Ah, Wilderness! (1935 Film), by Clarence Brown
      1. Ah, Wilderness! (1935 Film) by Clarence Brown
      2. Fang and Claw (1935 Film) by Frank Buck
      Commonweal
      , January 10, 1936, p. 301
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Magnificent Obsession (1935 Film), by John M. Stahl
      1. Magnificent Obsession (1935 Film) by John M. Stahl
      2. Rose of the Rancho (1936 Film) by Marion Gering
      Commonweal
      , January 17, 1936, p. 330
    6. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935 Film), by William Dieterle
      1. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935 Film) by William Dieterle
      2. The Ghost Goes West (1936 Film) by Rene Clair
      Commonweal
      , January 24, 1936, p. 356
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Strike Me Pink (1936 Film), by Norman Taurog
      1. Strike Me Pink (1936 Film) by Norman Taurog
      2. Rose Marie (1936 Film) by W.S. Van Dyke
      Commonweal
      , January 31, 1936, p. 386
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Petrified Forest (1936 Film), by Archie Mayo
      1. The Petrified Forest (1936 Film) by Archie Mayo
      2. The Milky Way (1936 Film) by Leo McCarey and Norman Z. McLeod
      Commonweal
      , February 7, 1936, p. 414
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Lady Consents (1936 Film), by Stephen Roberts
      1. The Lady Consents (1936 Film) by Stephen Roberts
      2. Timothy's Quest (1936 Film) by Charles Barton
      Commonweal
      , February 14, 1936, p. 440
    10. [+]
      (Review)
      Modern Times (1936 Film), by Charles Chaplin
      1. Modern Times (1936 Film) by Charles Chaplin
      Commonweal
      , February 21, 1936, p. 468
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936 Film), by Richard Thorpe
      1. The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936 Film) by Richard Thorpe
      2. Follow the Fleet (1936 Film) by Mark Sandrich
      Commonweal
      , February 28, 1936, p. 497
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Trail of Lonesome Pine (1936 Film), by Henry Hathaway
      1. Trail of Lonesome Pine (1936 Film) by Henry Hathaway
      2. Klondike Annie (1936 Film) by Raoul Walsh
      Commonweal
      , March 6, 1936, p. 524
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Wife vs. Secretary (1936 Film), by Clarence Brown
      1. Wife vs. Secretary (1936 Film) by Clarence Brown
      2. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936 Film) by John Cromwell
      Commonweal
      , March 13, 1936, p. 552
    14. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Amateur Gentleman (1936 Film), by Thornton Freeland
      1. The Amateur Gentleman (1936 Film) by Thornton Freeland
      2. Colleen (1936 Film) by Alfred E. Green
      Commonweal
      , March 20, 1936, p. 580
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Country Doctor (1936 Film), by Henry King
      1. The Country Doctor (1936 Film) by Henry King
      2. Give Us This Night (1936 Film) by Alexander Hall
      Commonweal
      , March 27, 1936, p. 609
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      These Three (1936 Film), by William Wyler
      1. These Three (1936 Film) by William Wyler
      2. Captain January (1936 Film) by David Butler
      Commonweal
      , April 3, 1936, p. 636
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      (Review)
      Things to Come (1936 Film), by William Cameron Menzies
      1. Things to Come (1936 Film) by William Cameron Menzies
      Commonweal
      , April 10, 1936, p. 664
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Great Ziegfeld (1936 Film), by Robert Z. Leonard
      1. The Great Ziegfeld (1936 Film) by Robert Z. Leonard
      2. A Message to Garcia (1936 Film) by George Marshall
      Commonweal
      , April 17, 1936, p. 698
    19. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936 Film), by Frank Capra
      1. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936 Film) by Frank Capra
      2. The Unguarded Hour (1936 Film) by Sam Wood
      3. The Moon's Our Home (1936 Film) by William A. Seiter
      Commonweal
      , April 24, 1936, p. 724
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      (2 Reviews)
      I Married a Doctor (1936 Film), by Archie Mayo
      1. I Married a Doctor (1936 Film) by Archie Mayo
      2. Absolute Quiet (1936 Film) by George B. Seitz
      Commonweal
      , May 1, 1936, p. 20