Arts & Entertainment


Dalton Trumbo, the “Spartacus” screenwriter who broke the blacklist

Dalton Trumbo, the jailed screenwriter who broke the Hollywood Blacklist, is making a comeback in a superb biopic.


Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.


Skeletons as political art: A look at Day of the Dead artist Posada

Posada produced an enormous body of work, including not only his political cartoons but also commercial and advertising work.


Today in history: Vocalist/actress Melba Moore celebrates a milestone

Beatrice Melba Hill, best known by her stage name, Melba Moore, was born on this date in New York City in 1945.


“Scott and Hem”: An imagined second act of the crack up

Mark St. Germain's "Scott and Hem" imagines a 1937 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway meetup in Hollywood.


Yevgeniy Fiks: Artist honors Pittsburgh’s labor history

A new art installation by Russian artist Yevgeniy Fiks has opened at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum.


"American Horror Story": Is it worth checking in to "Hotel"?

"Hotel" is crazy and bizarre enough to warrant watching for now, but this show is becoming the gold standard for 'flash in the pan.'


The world as seen in films from Toronto

The small country of Bangladesh, the poorest nation in Asia, is the location for a couple of interesting films shown at TIFF.


"The Exit Interview (An Existential Comedy)” in L.A.

If you want to get your Brecht on, and have a rip-roaring time, head on down to Hollywood's Theatre Row for a good laugh.


“All My Sons”: Arthur Miller’s scathing critique of capitalism

If you are a fan of drama you just owe it to yourself to see this play.

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