Arts & Entertainment

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Finding humor in strange places: New films at Tribeca

Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?

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New releases: Elvis, Dick, Nina and the King of Saudi Arabia

Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.

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“Ramona”: California history at the intersection of Native, Spanish and white

This outdoor pageant, a broad-based community project, has been playing here for 93 years and counting.

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“The Americans”: How do you solve a problem like Martha?

FBI assistant Martha has had the word "poor" attached to her name by reviewers ever since her introduction on the show.

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Tribeca Film Festival in its 15th year of provocative cinema

Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema. 

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“It’s Just Sex!” - Hit play in a (mostly) all-Black version

The premise is simple: Three upwardly mobile, thirtyish couples get together for a party and, shall we say, things just spiral out of control.

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A singular artist who contributed to the common good: Prince’s remarkable life

Prince occupied a giant place in our culture; his loss sends shock waves through all categories of Americans - categories that he himself transcended.

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The power of music: Alexander the Great and Handel in wartime

Handel composed Alexander's Feast in early 1736; it became one of his most popular and most often revived works during his lifetime.

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Stunning theatre about super-exploited restaurant workers

Molina keeps the rapid-fire, crackerjack dialogue calibrated to his split-second timing, recreating the hustle of a busy restaurant that diners never imagine.

 

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This week in history: 400 years since death of Shakespeare

What immortal characters, prescient visions, fantastic worlds, and all-comprehending humanity did this writer pluck from his imagination!

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