Arts & Entertainment

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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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“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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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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Time for a fresh look at the “colliding dreams” of Zionism

"Colliding Dreams" is a new documentary film about the ever more hotly debated subject of Zionism.

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Under pressure, “The Americans” try to avoid casualties

Here is the latest episode review of "The Americans" as the new season speeds onward.

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“Louder Than Bombs”: Family dysfunction mirrors a chaotic world

"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."

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Women can be comedic pranksters too: “The Boss”

While some may find the laughs to be loutish and louche, overall this critic enjoyed it.

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“Catching the Sun,” saving the Earth: A new documentary about solar

Just in time for Earth Day 2016, an informative and upbeat new film about solar power will debut on Netflix on April 22.

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