Arts & Entertainment

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"American Hustle" is not a masterpiece, it's just a lot of fun

"American Hustle" isn't an art experience; it isn't a universal story and it won't change your life or your attitude. It's only what movies are made to be: fun.

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Top 10 worst sequels and remakes of 2013

Here are ten films that make a compelling case for why Hollywood has come down not only with severe sequelitis, but remake-itis as well.

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American Latino Museum could be “beacon for the planet”

The Smithsonian National American Latino Museum, already 20 years in the planning, will be a reality some day, but no one can say when.

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Six shows with substance coming to television

The recent qualitative drop in Hollywood films has left a "creativity vaccuum," which is now being filled on the small screen.

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What does Wonder Woman mean for 2015?

Gal Gadot, a relatively unknown Jewish Israeli actress, has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman. Some are pondering what a female superhero means in modern times.

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"Reaching for the Moon": Love dares speak its name

I really liked this movie, mainly because of its unusual characters based on actual historical figures.

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"The Book Thief": A child looks at fascism

"The Book Thief" is not a happy movie. It's narrated by Death, though he's a trifle friendlier than usually depicted.

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Mozart, propagandist, in new rendering of old classic

The current version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute at Los Angeles Opera raises two essential artistic questions (plus, perhaps, eyebrows).

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“Arrow” takes aim at wealthy elite

This show has, surprisingly, said a lot of things about corporate America that other heroes have been rather tight-lipped on.

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In Verdi’s “Falstaff,” all the world’s a jest

What better way to celebrate Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial than with a production of Falstaff?

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