Arts & Entertainment

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Open letter to Motion Picture Academy, L.A. Women’s Theater Festival

"Dear Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, you have come under intense criticism for Cloroxing this year's Oscars..."

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This week in women’s history: Poet-novelist-activist Marge Piercy turns 80

Piercy has written 17 novels, including bestsellers, and 19 volumes of poetry.

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“The Americans”: Hostility between two world powers in new episode

We return to larger considerations and smaller links in this drama between Philip and Elizabeth, and their loving, yet emotionally torn daughter.

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New opera “Fallujah”: Heartbreaking look at war and PTSD online now

It is the first opera written about the Iraq War, and it is highly worthwhile.

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New play confronts Alaskan Native and Caucasian worlds

In this play, an angry teenager from a troubled home in Juneau is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village.

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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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Radical plots in our comics? Marvel goes there

Marvel Comics has often used its fictional universe as an allegory for real-life politics.

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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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