Arts & Entertainment


Fresh faces almost compensate for plot issues in "X-Men: Age of Apocalypse"

A parade of new actors tries to rescue the franchise from a lack of coherence.


“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”: Liberté, Egalité, Sororité

It's summer in Hollywood again: feminists and intelligent moviegoers may want to lower their expectations.


"The City of Conversations": Politics is all in the family

Giardina is insightfully pointing out that beneath the surface - especially in politics, which makes strange bedfellows - things aren't always as they appear to be.


"The Americans": Sex, friendship, and lies

For Elizabeth to have to betray her friend Young-Hee and deal with yet another U.S.-made deadly weapon, is entirely too much.


"The Americans": Nuclear winter of the heart

The Jennings family is at home, along with FBI agent/friend Stan Beeman and his son, Matthew, watching the movie, "The Day After."


"The Americans": Making problems disappear, vodka optional

Maybe, just maybe, Philip and Elizabeth can catch a break.


"The Americans": Nowhere to run, someplace to hide?

Last week, poor Martha, human pawn, decided to make her own move for a change; will she escape or will she be captured, will she live or will she die?


"The Americans": How do you solve a problem like Martha?

Review of Season 4 Episode 6 of "The Americans": "The Rat"


"Great Scott" in San Diego: Opera is dead! Long live opera!

Great Scott is a grand modern send-up of every imaginable operatic cliché and tradition: It's a hoot and a half!


Historian portrays workers as securing the victory of Cuba’s Revolution

Steve Cushion's new book shows that there was more to Cuba's revolution than the romantic tale of a few warriors in the mountains.

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