Arts & Entertainment

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American Gods: Cast, producers talk whitewashing, Mike Pence, new trailer

Imagine a world where supernatural personifications of the internet, capitalism, and media are newly formed gods hell-bent on taking power.

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Human trafficking and sex slavery: The opera

Set amidst a maelstrom of deception, secrecy and violence, Anya17 emphasizes young girls' aspirations for comfort and freedom in "the West."

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“Ghostbusters”: 30 years later, can this sequel stand on its own?

It's not easy making a sequel. Should you stick to the original formula?

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Holychild’s summer jam EP: A Brat Pop critique of capitalism

A new critique of pop culture, mass consumption and its objectification of the female body.

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“Recorded in Hollywood”: Black musical pioneer John Dolphin’s story on stage

We simply cannot accept that Recorded in Hollywood might close and never be heard from again. It has Broadway lights twinkling all over it. 

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Molière’s madcap merriment amuses

"The Imaginary Invalid" pokes fun at doctors and the class system with ribald humor.

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In “The Marvin Gaye Story,” sexual healing is the political

The music gives us this clarity about who we are, how we can be, the world we can achieve. 

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China Miéville’s postmodern fantasies in “Three Moments of an Explosion”

The contemporary British fantasist China Miéville's collection of short stories  is a diverse mix of styles.

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Independence Day: Let America be America again

In a time when demagogues try to convince us that America needs to be "great again," Hughes reminds us of the dream of what America could be.

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“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”: Outlandish outlaws in New Zealand’s Maori bush

This is a banner week for South Seas Cinema, the film genre set and shot in the Pacific Islands.

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