Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that.
Of the hundreds of opera performances I have attended over a lifetime, rarely have I been so emotionally stirred as I was by this one.
The film shows how love for life and people can drive a person in a country of over a billion to exercise compassion for his fellow humans.
Controversy followed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of the nominees for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.
Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.
"Cartel Land" is a serious film, evenhanded in showing the complexities of vigilante action.
"Yes, it's glitzy and glamorous, but really it's about celebrating our union."
So, a Marxist walks into a theater to watch a fluffy new musical set in the 1930s - and leaves with a big wide smile across his face.
Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!
The film version of Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short" is a high percentage earner in the Great Recession sweepstakes.