Arts & Entertainment

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Frederick Wiseman’s tour de force “In Jackson Heights”

An absorbing, documentary look at the multi-cultural community in Queens, New York City, where 167 languages are spoken.

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"Freeheld": Ms. and Ms. Smith go to Washington

Inspired by a true story.  The precedent struck by Laurel and Stacie's struggle played a major role in the same-sex marriage movement.

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Fresh from Toronto International Film Festival: “This Changes Everything”

"What if global warming isn't only a crisis? What if it's the best chance you're ever going to get to build a better world?"

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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Costa Rican poet honors Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Sampayan Bulosan (1913-1956) was a class-conscious English-language Filipino novelist and poet.

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“Breathe”: A brave new play about choking in America

Giving no hint of having been written 15 years ago, this is actually the world premiere production of the play.

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A Latina Medea for the modern age

"Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles": A great theatrical opportunity for Angelenos awaits in Malibu!

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Jewish-African American partnership in new documentary “Rosenwald”

Aviva Kempner's new documentary is the story of the son of an immigrant peddler who rose to become head of Sears and Roebuck.

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Today in history: Writer Ken Kesey born in 1935

Kesey is best remembered for his novels "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"and"Sometimes a Great Notion."

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“Meet the Patels" is about an immigrant marriage mania

Its unidirectional drive makes it too predictable, although viewers will certainly laugh and enjoy themselves.

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Today in history: Critic, playwright, Brecht translator Eric Bentley born

As Eric Bentley turns 99 and enters his 100th year, he is recognized as America's oldest living playwright.

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