Arts & Entertainment

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“Mad Men” asks, "what's next?"

While the first two episodes of this half season drew us backward, this episode looks forward.

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U.S. role in global politics featured at Full Frame 2015

Following up on the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, we now look at three films addressing the U.S. role in Asian countries.

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Opera company makes history, casts black singers in "Don Carlo"

When King Philip II faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in "Don Carlo," they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making it.

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Today in history for Poetry Month: Shakespeare on Robben Island

After he became president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela continued to read, to quote and to love William Shakespeare.

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Nukes and oil: Environmental themes at Full Frame festival

The two films relating to environmental themes that I was able to catch were "Containment," and "Bikes vs. Cars."

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Eduardo Galeano, writer and journalist

If anyone consistently and courageously gave encouragement to those in struggle - particularly the indigenous populations of Latin America - it was Galeano.

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Human interest stories shine at Full Frame film festival

Full Frame offers a full plate of, shall we say, heavy fare: Very serious issues not ordinarily treated with a light touch. 

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China is near: Reds versus rednecks in “Occupation”

In this play, in the not-too-distant future an indebted USA sells Florida to the People's Republic of China.

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“The Americans”: Set in the 80s but relevant to our time

We receive another miniature course in spycraft from Philip and Elizabeth Jennings.

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Today in history: John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” is published

Millions who have never read the book have seen the film version starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford.

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