Arts & Entertainment

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Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.

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Empowering young women, one paint stroke at a time

We seem to live in a world where young girls are taught that their voices, opinions, and thoughts aren't as valuable as those of males.

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New film promotes public workers’ fight for rights

Alantris Muhammad and millions of other workers like her face a big problem: The U.S. Supreme Court.

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Remembering comic and social critic Lenny Bruce on his 90th

He was a renowned stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and screenwriter.

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Arlo Guthrie celebrates 50th anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant”

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is in the midst of an extensive tour across America.

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Progressive cinema in Toronto: An overview

Still one of the largest film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival is boasting around 400 films in a 10-day extravaganza.

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Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 

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Today in history: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma born in 1955

Among his many distinctions are the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Apocalypse redux: "Fear the Walking Dead" finale falters

The slipshod approach is agonizing enough, but the logistics of the whole affair, and how they were mishandled, are downright insulting.

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“uCarmen” from South Africa: No castanets, bring in the marimbas

For the second year in a row, the world-renowned South African Isango Ensemble has come to Santa Monica's Broad Stage.

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