Arts & Entertainment

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Summer fruit crumble

I like to cook and my wife flatters me that I'm the best, though in my heart I know that it's because I do all the cooking.

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Poem: “The Detroit Water Crisis”

"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"

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"We Will Rock You": Screaming Queens

The musical, is a sheer delight for lovers of the British band Queen in particular and of classic rock in general, with a little bit of  anti-censorship, antifascist pop politics.

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Cult film's John Waters gets "Carsick"

Carsick will keep readers entertained, presenting what it's really like these days to hitchhike across the United States.

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In "Snowpiercer," classes struggle on a train

The master and inventor of the perpetual train lives in the engine, while subsequent cars are filled with succeeding levels of privileged people. Our heroes barely survive in the back.

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Metropolitan Opera unions say they are being forced to strike

Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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“Pleasures of Being Out of Step”: Nat Hentoff, music, politics

Even if its subject is unconventional, "Step" is conventionally crafted, including archival footage and photos, as well as original interviews .

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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