Arts & Entertainment

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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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“Ida”: Women discover socialist Poland and themselves

It's a road picture, as the two women go back to their family's homestead and figure out what happened.

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Hollywood Heritage celebrates 100 years of filmmaking in Hawaii

Ed Rampell will give a video presentation with laser focus on Hollywood feature films and television productions that are shot and set in Hawai'i.

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From Congo to North Dakota, films examine the human condition

Several films screened at the recent 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deal with the search for peace and justice, or for truth and understanding. They offer much valuable food for thought.

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Groundbreaking new documentary about the 1984-85 Miners' Strike

Still the Enemy Within tells the story of 160 000 coal miners and miners' wives and families from Wales, Scotland and Yorkshire on the frontline of the strike for an entire year.

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Entrapment, food wars, and capitalism in three films

A film that debuted at the recent Tribeca Film Festival offers compelling evidence that our government has gone too far in "protecting" its citizens.

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"Belle": young love in shadow of the slave trade

This historical drama takes up Belle's first encounters with young love, the stratified class system of the times, and disgusting forms of chauvinism.

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