Arts & Entertainment

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Cartoonist Ted Rall delivers with “Bernie”

Rall offers a deftly drawn, incisive portrait of the man and the political climate against which he rebels.

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Inextricable bond between shepherd and flock: A modern Icelandic tragicomic film

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson has a small hit on his hands in his new film "Rams," starring two of his country's leading stage actors.

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“Hail, Caesar!” A specter haunts Hollywood in new goofball comedy

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.

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"Pride + Prejudice + Zombies": The undead wear petticoats

Suited for anyone who enjoys well developed characters, strong female leads, and a fun time at the movies that includes flesh-eating undead humanoids.

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“Candide”: The best of all possible shows?

It's at all times innovative, witty and charming, full of puppetry, pageantry, imaginative stagecraft and Voltaire's waggish sensibility. 

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"The Shannara Chronicles" offers elves, magic, and Millennials

Everything ancient is new again on The Shannara Chronicles, which caters to a very specific audience and is far better than it has any right to be.

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"The X-Files": The nostalgia is out there, but is it good?

The question is whether The X-Files, in its six-episode "event series," lives up to the hype, or holds a candle to the original.

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Singing the praises of a Portuguese Holocaust hero

Five years ago the Sousa Mendes Foundation commissioned composer Neely Bruce to write an oratorio about the Portuguese rescuer.

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“Aferim!”: The wild, wild East in film

It has a number of genre conventions of the Western, though one could argue that the Romanian-set film should be called an "Eastern."

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Reading the backstory on Bernie: “Outsider in the White House”

Can a seasoned Independent who calls himself a "democratic socialist" get elected to the White House in 2016?

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