Arts & Entertainment


A cinematic thriller of love, film, kidnapping and Korean politics

It probably would have helped the cause of North Korean socialism not to go around kidnapping major film stars.


Marx & Engels writings on Civil War still provocative 155 years later

With a GOP candidate loved by neo-Confederates and alt-right white nationalists, new edition of "Civil War in the United States" appears at the right time.


This week in history: New Smithsonian African American Museum opens

Efforts to erect such a museum go back as far as 1915, when it was originally proposed by African-American Civil War veterans.


This week in history: Spanish poet-playwright Federico García Lorca murdered

In the beginning weeks of the Spanish Civil War, Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, was murdered by fascist soldiers.


Films critique modern warfare—abroad and in U.S. cities

Two new documentaries show the moral and human impact of a war without clear targets or objectives.


"The Americans": Nuclear winter of the heart

The Jennings family is at home, along with FBI agent/friend Stan Beeman and his son, Matthew, watching the movie, "The Day After."


The Cold War takes its toll on "The Americans"

Fictional traitor Nina has appeared this season in haunting vignettes where her dreams of being rescued are dashed by cold reality.


VIDEO: #OscarsSoWhite goes viral

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


Screen Actors Guild Awards — the union alternative to the Oscars

"Yes, it's glitzy and glamorous, but really it's about celebrating our union."


The Progies show how film awards can be inclusive and progressive

Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!

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