Arts & Entertainment


"The Americans": Exploring lesser and greater evils

The finale is titled the date of President Reagan's famous Evil Empire speech to the National Association of Evangelicals.


"The Americans": episode explores what-if bomb scenario

Philip and Elizabeth thwart the bombing of an American university, yet they're unlikely to receive a medal for their actions.


The original working class hero: Figaro, Figaro, "Figaro"!

This noisy production of Figaro is playwright Charles Morey's freewheeling adaptation of the 1786 "The Marriage of Figaro."


"The Americans": interesting story arc on "Walter Taffet"

In this episode, Martha's world begins to fall apart, both on a professional and personal level.


"Shadows of Liberty": Corporations rule information sources, says documentary

KNON radio presented the documentary film "Shadows of Liberty" and a lively panel discussion at the historic Texas Theater on Mar. 2.


"Hitler's Rival": Book shines spotlight on Ernst Thalmann

While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.


Let them eat opera: "The Ghosts of Versailles"

A specter is haunting opera in this epic about revolution by Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano and librettist William Hoffman.


“Sassy Mamas”: Generational and gender role reversals

"Sassy Mamas" is a comedy-drama about three longtime girlfriends in Washington, D.C.


West Coast premiere of "Hellman v. McCarthy"

As a Hollywood Blacklist historian, I've eagerly looked forward to seeing the fact-based "Hellman v. McCarthy."


“The Night Alive”: Dubliners wish upon a star

This play is essentially about fringe characters yearning to get away from their boring existences. 

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