Arts & Entertainment


Should you see “The Book of Mormon”?

"The Book of Mormon," the musical, has been playing on Broadway to rave reviews since March 2011.


“Lincoln for Beginners”: illustrated biography of a gradualist radical

Whole libraries are dedicated to the study of Lincoln; Buhle's synopsis, reflecting all the warts and charm of his subject, might a good place to begin.


"Gendering Radicalism" tells important story of women and communism

We can't write about the California Communist Party without writing about the women leaders who led it from its birth until the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” is electrifying

One of the great writers of our time commits to taking ownership of his personalized narrative on race, a quest that is subject to continuing revision.


"Dying to Know" is new doc about a dynamic duo

Gay Dillingham's "Dying to Know," narrated by Robert Redford, was an entertaining, informative doc about Ram Dass and Timothy Leary.


“All American Girl” asks "who will save the children?"

This play follows Katie, a bright and attractive girl committed to rescuing innocents from hardship and poverty, as she evolves into a passionate extremist.


Art should be like a ribbon around a bomb: Diego and Frida in Detroit

When they came to Detroit in 1932 they were three years married: Diego worked feverously and created Detroit Industry, while Frida created 11 works to establish herself as a distinct artist in her own right.



"JFK and the Unspeakable" is "convincing portrait" of Kennedy

This is the only book on the assassination recommended by the Kennedy family.


Today in history: Author William Styron is born

Styron was best known for his novels, including "Lie Down in Darkness," "The Confessions of Nat Turner," and "Sophie's Choice."


Sci-fi in “Tomorrowland” makes a good point

It's refreshing to see science fiction used for something that isn't dystopian!

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