Arts & Entertainment

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Under pressure, “The Americans” try to avoid casualties

Here is the latest episode review of "The Americans" as the new season speeds onward.

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Women can be comedic pranksters too: “The Boss”

While some may find the laughs to be loutish and louche, overall this critic enjoyed it.

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“Marguerite”: Bad singer, great movie

Marguerite is an exquisite film tribute to the strange, wonderful spirit of would be diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

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A “Threepenny” production to take on the road

Pepperdine University's Theatre Department has just presented a short four-performance run of the classic.

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Sex, rock ‘n’ roll, and baseball: Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Amidst the drink, drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll and baseball are funny sight gags, revealing a slapstick sensibility.

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“The Brainwashing of My Dad”: Rightwing agitprop’s cult-like effects

Senko's 90-minute documentary explores the techniques of and effects rightwing media has on listeners/viewers/readers.

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Spy parenting 101: Deadly decisions on “The Americans”

Characters Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are good parents. That is their baseline identity.

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“Batman v Superman”: It’s hero vs. hero, but the audience loses

This film is the cinematic equivalent of a child slamming two plastic toy dinosaurs into one another.

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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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