Arts & Entertainment

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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Jan Ole Gerster's award-winning feature debut, A Coffee in Berlin

It's a surprising delight to discover a bittersweet sensibility in this black and white dramedy with a decidely jazzy soundtrack.

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“Last Days in Vietnam”: propaganda flick by JFK’s niece

"Last Days in Vietnam" is so shamefully one-sided that it's hardly a documentary; it's the cinematic equivalent of putting a blossom on a turd.

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Today in labor history: Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" released

Twenty-five years ago today Spike Lee's union-made blockbuster movie on race and racism, "Do the Right Thing" was released in theaters nationwide.

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"The Liberator": Simón Bolívar biopic has epic sweep of revolution

Film fans rejoice - the Simón Bolívar biopic "The Liberator," which U.S. premiered at the LA Film Festival, is the state of the art for progressive motion pictures.

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The brief but bright life of Aaron Swartz - R.I.P.

Brian Knappenberger's riveting documentary, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is required viewing for anyone who values free speech and justice.

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A million laughs: Go Seth, young man!

Seth MacFarlane's R-rated "A Million Ways to Die in the West" serves up a heaping pile of humor with a million mirthful movie moments.

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"Trust Me": Nice agents finish last?

Clark Gregg is one of those actors whose name audiences may not know but whose face they will recognize. Especially for his recurring role as Marvel's Agent Phil Coulson.

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Ruby Dee, 91: Iconic actress, civil rights activist

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.

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