Arts & Entertainment

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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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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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“The Fits”: An adolescent girl at the edge of transformation

A girls' dance competition in Cincinnati sets the stage for this art-house film.

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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.

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

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

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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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Prisons and prisoners: Four new films show the punishment never ends

Prisons are a popular subject for films nowadays, not surprising since more and more people are living behind bars -- 2.4 million in the United States.

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Finding humor in strange places: New films at Tribeca

Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?

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