Arts & Entertainment

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For Whom the Whistle Blows: “The Kill Team”

This documentary's real target market are those young impressionable people who have bought into the madness of Washington's endless imperial misadventures. 

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“The Last Ship”: Life and love while everybody's dying

The situation is kind of grim, and so is the program. On the light side, there's a dog.

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On FX’s “Tyrant” cruelty is normal

The first review I read said that "Tyrant" was overly cruel and sadistic. Isn't the justification for adult programs that go beyond normal bounds that all the mayhem is necessary to tell the story?

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"Buddy": The day the music… lived

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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“Pleasures of Being Out of Step”: Nat Hentoff, music, politics

Even if its subject is unconventional, "Step" is conventionally crafted, including archival footage and photos, as well as original interviews .

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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Geer does Lear: Much ado about the 21st century relevancy of a Shakespearean plot point

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles has launched its season gloriously with "King Lear."

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Piketty, The Wall Street Journal, and rational conservatives

"Capital in the 21st Century" has almost had the effect of a tsunami on economic thinking in the U.S. after its translation into English washed up on our monoglot shores.

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