Arts & Entertainment

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"The Liberator" generates some thinking

My movie buddy went to see "Gone Girl" with her book club, so I recruited a professor friend of mine to see "The Liberator" with.

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Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era printmaking exhibit

Images of city life, labor, and the workplace, and protests against social injustice are among the fine-art prints in an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum.

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Old And New Dreams Festival celebrates return of HotHouse and more

On October 17, the acclaimed non-profit arts organization HotHouse will kick off its Old And New Dreams Festival at a brand new club in Hyde Park on 53rd.

 

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"The Trip To Bountiful" in review

The entire house rose at the premiere to give Cicely Tyson and the cast a well-deserved standing ovation.

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“To Be Takei”: Love, diversity, and Star Trek

A new documentary chronicling the life of activist and actor George Takei is currently screening, to the delight of his many admirers.

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The Los Angeles Swiss Film Festival in review

Swiss cinema and television has a rich heritage. This motion picture plenitude was on full display at Hollywood's Harmony Gold Theater on Sept. 7.

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Happy birthday, Phil Stern, "Greatest Generation" photographer

Phil Stern, chronicler of many of the icons and epic moments of the twentieth century, celebrated his 95th birthday at the Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles.

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"Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists": Great socialist novel marks 100th anniversary

Frank Owen, a socialist house painter, repeatedly attempts to convert his coworkers to his way of thinking: one part of the novel is melodrama the other part social and economic satire.

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On FX’s “Tyrant” cruelty is normal

The first review I read said that "Tyrant" was overly cruel and sadistic. Isn't the justification for adult programs that go beyond normal bounds that all the mayhem is necessary to tell the story?

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Poem: “Brown at the Brown Borders”

"Brown at the borders are sons and daughters of parents who have escaped violence, wars, weapons, and endless tears..."

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