Arts & Entertainment

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A cinematic thriller of love, film, kidnapping and Korean politics

It probably would have helped the cause of North Korean socialism not to go around kidnapping major film stars.

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Greg Palast's "Best Democracy Money Can Buy": Billionaires and ballot bandits

The film's central focus is an alleged conspiracy to nullify the votes of at least 1 million mostly minority people at the polls.

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"A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story": Sumptuous, epic L.A. theatre

The trilogy is an intricate clockwork of characters, generations, a variety of urban settings, and actors performing several roles over the course of three plays and five hours.

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Marx & Engels writings on Civil War still provocative 155 years later

With a GOP candidate loved by neo-Confederates and alt-right white nationalists, new edition of "Civil War in the United States" appears at the right time.

“Arcadia”: Tom Stoppard’s complex Byronic drama to the manor born

This two-acter is so complex that the playbill actually includes a "character map" which, like a genealogical diagram, traces who is who in a series of linked boxes.

"What does it mean to be Chicano?": International film festival pushes for Latinx inclusion in Hollywood

The weekend festival highlighted the triumphs of Chicana/o creativity while addressing the continued need to fight for inclusion and diversity.

“Haunted House Party”: Roman comedy makes a comeback after 2200 years

After the proverbial curtain fell I felt like paraphrasing Hamlet: "I have of late, but wherefore I know why, lost all my misery...."

“High bridge to the future”: Robert Edwards’ working words

One hundred forty-seven years since Marx's Communist Manifesto, Robert Edwards publishes a retrospective of his political poems.

The Toronto International Film Festival 2016: A preview

Master film directors abound in this latest installment of a festival that respects the craft of filmmaking.

“Mutual Philanthropy” reveals predatory side of gentrification

It's hard to escape the politics of the moment surrounding this world premiere production.