Arts & Entertainment


Artists to link up Sept. 26 for world peace and justice

In Oakland, Cassandra Lopez and the We Tell Our Stories Film Collective will be contributing to the event with their documentary.


Two kids reclaim the world in new opera “Second Nature”

May "Second Nature" find a second production in another community soon. It's a remarkable work.


Today in history: radical Dada artist Man Ray is born

ARTnews magazine named Man Ray one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century.


Racism as a pigment of your imagination: “Citizen: An American Lyric”

The cutting-edge new play, with its ripped-from-the-headlines topicality, is, sadly, already in need of updating.


"Who is Gil Scott-Heron?" is tribute to late poet-musician

A new film is being screened in select cities this summer that focuses on the life of the late poet-musician, Gil Scott-Heron.


“Ricki and the Flash”: blinded by the light

The cast tried so hard. But the jokes were tortured and the warmth didn't reach room temperature.


Beyond this door is another dimension: capitalism’s "Patterns" of (mis)behavior

"Patterns" was written for the little screen by one of television's titans, the late, great Rod Serling.


“The End of the Tour” is more snore than tour

Really, whose idea was it to film a blabfest about a guy purportedly on anti-depressants?


Today in history: Uncle Ruthie Buell born 85 years ago, still performing

Tomorrow, Aug. 8, marks the 85th birthday of an extraordinary performing artist who is still very much among us and active.


Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."

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