Arts & Entertainment

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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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Spies, lies, and glanders: “The Americans” season four premiere

Season four of FX's The Americans begins with a troubling image from character Philip Jennings' past.

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“Rosenkavalier”: A still-felt operatic kiss to a dying empire

"The Chevalier of the Rose," which premiered in Dresden in 1911, is Richard Strauss's best known and most loved opera.

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Singing for change: Soundtrack of a movement

There is a soundtrack to the rising movement for social change. 

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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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In Memoriam: Joey Martin Feek

This strength of conviction, expressed by a quiet rebel, is a legacy well worth remembering.

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“Anthracite Fields” earns Pulitzer for music about Pennsylvania coal miners

The working class has gained a new champion in the concert hall with the rise of composer Julia Wolfe.

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This week in history: Hattie McDaniel, first African American Oscar winner

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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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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Bringing Eleanor Roosevelt’s lover Lorena Hickok out of the shadows

The play's frank assertion that Hick and Eleanor were lovers represents a departure from earlier dramatizations of their relationship.

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