Arts & Entertainment

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Two plays about “command rape” - in war and in the office

Two plays about how men use rape to exert power over the women they conquer, command, and employ.

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Holychild’s summer jam EP: A Brat Pop critique of capitalism

A new critique of pop culture, mass consumption and its objectification of the female body.

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Molière’s madcap merriment amuses

"The Imaginary Invalid" pokes fun at doctors and the class system with ribald humor.

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Author Roy Speckhardt: “Can we create change through humanism?"

"Humanists understand that this is the only life we have, and this planet is the only place we have to live it."

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Coal and silk: Two impressive new documentaries

As one historian puts it, "Labor relations in America have never been gentle."

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Anti-slavery classic revived for the stage as “Tom”

A nineteenth-century American classic, re-imagined for the stage as a tale of racial injustice.

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A Dutch composer dissects American media in "The News" opera

One of the most wildly inventive productions this reviewer has experienced in any medium for years.

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Romeo and Juliet jinxed in East Jerusalem

Emotions run high in this version of Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, set in one of today's flashpoints of international strife.

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Staceyann Chin takes Chicago by storm in one-woman show: “MotherStruck!”

The Chicago-based one-woman show brings audiences to tears of laughter and pain.

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Spies R Us: Keeping it in the family on “The Americans”

Viewers spent some uncomfortable time in character Elizabeth Jennings' shoes.

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