Arts & Entertainment

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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.

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"Green Grow the Lilacs": Summer of the "Okies"

WGTB is presenting Lynn Riggs' 1931 classic Green Grow the Lilacs, wherein two of the townsfolk identify themselves as being one quarter Native. 

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Girlhood's peaks and valleys: "Infinitely Polar Bear" reviewed

Screenwriter Maya Forbes makes an auspicious directorial debut in this intensely personal film recreating her troubled Boston girlhood during the 1970s

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"Train to Zakopané" is a hard hitting play about bigotry

The plight of Jews in 1928 Poland, with the rise of the Nazis lurking and looming in the background, is strong stuff.

 

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"The Ballad of Jane Elkins," Texas slave woman hanged

A soliloquy in which African-American slave Jane comes back alive to go over the last few days before she used an ax to split open the head of slave Master Wisdom.

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Laughter through tears in Canada's "Rez Sisters"

First Nation women and one man give virtuoso performances in a play as true today as when written 28 years ago.

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A playwright named "Shagspeare" in Bill Cain's "Equivocation"

"Shag" for short receives a royal commission to write about Guy Fawkes and England's 1605 Gunpowder Plot.

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On FX’s “Tyrant” cruelty is normal

The first review I read said that "Tyrant" was overly cruel and sadistic. Isn't the justification for adult programs that go beyond normal bounds that all the mayhem is necessary to tell the story?

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A triumphant must-see show about Paul Robeson

Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.

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Families react to tragedy in "August: Osage County" and "Nebraska"

By now, we should be convinced that Meryl Streep can do anything, but we've never seen her do ugly like this!

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