Arts & Entertainment

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"Walk All Night": Documentary follows Chicago "bucket boys" to Senegal

Social worker Elita Tewelde wanted to empower Chicago's bucket drummers, mostly young African American men and boys, through a connection to their past.

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I watched Dinesh D’Souza’s awkward anti-Hillary movie so you don’t have to

D'Souza selectively culls, bends, and ultimately breaks history in a desperate attempt to show how all evil flows from Democrats.

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New book explores the roots of the term “White trash”

Some landless whites in early America who survived war, workhouses, prostitution, and press gangs ditched their poverty wages and constricted lives and lit out for the territories.

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Blinded by the bright lights of Hollywood and “Café Society”

How Woody Allen keeps 'em coming on such a high level of interest is a phenomenon of continued creative juices still flowing in the senior decades. 

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“Our Little Sister”: A masterpiece

"Our Little Sister" is a film of surpassing beauty and sensitivity, a fully realized insight into family that unfolds patiently, with elegance and understanding.

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“Ghostbusters”: 30 years later, can this sequel stand on its own?

It's not easy making a sequel. Should you stick to the original formula?

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Two plays about “command rape” - in war and in the office

Two plays about how men use rape to exert power over the women they conquer, command, and employ.

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Holychild’s summer jam EP: A Brat Pop critique of capitalism

A new critique of pop culture, mass consumption and its objectification of the female body.

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Molière’s madcap merriment amuses

"The Imaginary Invalid" pokes fun at doctors and the class system with ribald humor.

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Author Roy Speckhardt: “Can we create change through humanism?"

"Humanists understand that this is the only life we have, and this planet is the only place we have to live it."

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