Arts & Entertainment

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“Marguerite”: Bad singer, great movie

Marguerite is an exquisite film tribute to the strange, wonderful spirit of would be diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Sex, rock ‘n’ roll, and baseball: Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Amidst the drink, drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll and baseball are funny sight gags, revealing a slapstick sensibility.

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“Six Characters in Search of An Author”: Performing Pirandello’s pirouettes

Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's iconoclastic play is all the more impressive when one takes into account that its premiere in Rome was way back in 1921. 

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“Film” and “Notfilm": Playwright Samuel Beckett meets Buster Keaton

On the face of it, a collaboration between Beckett and Buster Keaton sounds like an unlikely alliance of artists. 

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Open letter to Motion Picture Academy, L.A. Women’s Theater Festival

"Dear Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, you have come under intense criticism for Cloroxing this year's Oscars..."

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New opera “Fallujah”: Heartbreaking look at war and PTSD online now

It is the first opera written about the Iraq War, and it is highly worthwhile.

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“Spies Are Forever”: When genres collide

The conventions of the espionage thriller meet the attributes of the musical, with lots of comedy along the way.

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Last tango in Kabul? “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and the embedded reporter

"Tango" perpetuates that age-old Hollywood tradition of setting stories in the "exotic" Third World.

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2016 “Socialist Register” takes aim at politics of the global right

The Socialist Register has once again demonstrated why, after 52 years, it remains one of the premier international academic journals of the left. 

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“Race” and “Risen”: Two films, two very different kinds of hero

What does it mean to be a hero? What can we learn from our heroes? How shall we treat them? 

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