Arts & Entertainment

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Hurry! Hurry! Two great events at Lincoln Center, NYC

Two great events of transcendent cultural significance are taking place at or across the street from Lincoln Center in Midtown Manhattan.

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Television news criticized in "Nightcrawler"

Most of the reviews call "Nightcrawler" a gorefest, made-for-Halloween, shocker. But there's a lot more to it.

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From “hear” to eternity: Philosopho-palooza in "Discord"

Scott Carter's "The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord" can "talk the legs off of a Japanese table."

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Inside Syria: New book sheds needed light

Reese Erlich's informative and insightful book "Inside Syria" brings to mind the Greek myth of a vast maze under the palace at Knossos.

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New directions for LA opera: "Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard’s Castle"

LA Opera's edgy double feature takes this august art form in other directions and shows the possibilities of different modes of expression for the operatic medium.

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Freedom of the press? "Kill the Messenger" in review

Kill the Messenger raises daunting questions about the role of the press in society. This passion play is a piece of our nation's recent and ongoing history.

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In "The Decent One," Heinrich Himmler: Dedicated family man

This haunting film, now in theaters, recently won the best documentary award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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Fertile Ground: Art and community in California

Art show does not paint over Communist history.

 

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The Cold War plays at Toronto Film Festival

The Soviet Union was obsessed with two sports: hockey and chess. For decades, they held the championship in both arenas. Two new films bring back memories of those days.

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Trust and obey: “Choir Boy”

Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.

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