Arts & Entertainment

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New play confronts Alaskan Native and Caucasian worlds

In this play, an angry teenager from a troubled home in Juneau is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village.

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“Spies Are Forever”: When genres collide

The conventions of the espionage thriller meet the attributes of the musical, with lots of comedy along the way.

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“Anthracite Fields” earns Pulitzer for music about Pennsylvania coal miners

The working class has gained a new champion in the concert hall with the rise of composer Julia Wolfe.

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“Race” and “Risen”: Two films, two very different kinds of hero

What does it mean to be a hero? What can we learn from our heroes? How shall we treat them? 

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“Detroit Jazz City”: New CD celebrates the Motor City

Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that. 

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“I kill a man…/I love a man…”: The Emile Griffith jazz opera

Of the hundreds of opera performances I have attended over a lifetime, rarely have I been so emotionally stirred as I was by this one.

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Progressive cinema: “Angel of Nanjing”

The film shows how love for life and people can drive a person in a country of over a billion to exercise compassion for his fellow humans.

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VIDEO: #OscarsSoWhite goes viral

Controversy followed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of the nominees for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.

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“Hail, Caesar!” A specter haunts Hollywood in new goofball comedy

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.

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“13 Hours” and “Cartel Land”: Cries and whispers

"Cartel Land" is a serious film, evenhanded in showing the complexities of vigilante action.

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