Arts & Entertainment


"Death in the Congo" highlights obscure subject: African liberation

"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.


When Aaron met Rachel: "The Fourth Noble Truth"

While at first the discussions about the tenets of Buddhism do raise some consciousness and are absorbing and educational, Noble quickly runs out of steam.


"Mad Men" ends, but is it the real thing?

McCann expressed in its ad the truth that the violent, warring world could use a little harmony.


A grand romance in staged Around the World in 80 Days

Lightning-fast changing of costumes, props and sets lends itself to levity as mustaches droop and muttonchops fall off of undaunted actors who know the show must go on.


Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.


"The Water Diviner": A farmer's post-war search for closure

We saw this film because we've consistently been impressed with Australian movies. We weren't disappointed.


“There is Power in a Union”: Strong story needs to take our side

This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.


To drone or not to drone? - "Good Kill" asks the question

A film has been made dramatizing the dubious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program and the controversies surrounding it.


"In Walt We Trust": Radical new assessment of Walt Whitman

Few American literary figures have received as much critical analysis as Walt Whitman.


"The Other Blacklist": Red Scare's impact on African Americans

Mary Helen Washington's book is a welcomed addition to the history of the period, especially its impact on African Americans.

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