Arts & Entertainment

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“The Americans”: Christ and the FBI come to dinner

Revelations keep coming on each new episode of "The Americans."

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New book offers inside look at Soviet Communist Party discipline

Being a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union wasn't just an honor; it required strict discipline and moral obligations.

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Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape”: A shocking protest against capitalist barbarism

It's a product of the post-World War I Expressionist school, with exaggerated characters, writ in bold strokes, often with harsh, mordant commentary.

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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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“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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