August

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A feast of films from Traverse City Film Festival

Another film feast for discerning viewers of progressive cinema has come to an end; here's the round up.

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Love, war, and hell in a prison cell

The Uptown Players, near the Dallas Arts District, are performing "The Kiss of the Spider Woman."

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“Elysium” gives sci-fi twist to immigration, health care

Sci-fi is such a perfect microscope for examining contemporary problems!

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"Conduct of Saints”: conscience, crime, and Catholics in post-Nazi Rome

Emanating from a small publishing house, this novel likely has no five- or six-figure advertising budget, and may escape notice. Make sure your local library gets it.

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“The Gatekeepers”: brutally frank and powerful

If you have any interest at all in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "The Gatekeepers" is essential viewing.

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“World War Z” as World War Proletariat

If you're tired of hearing about zombies...that's probably too bad. America's most popular monster shows no sign of shambling away quietly.

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"Wolverine" sequel is much sharper than the first

The follow-up to the abysmal 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which royally ticked off fans and critics alike, The Wolverine fixed everything that was wrong with the eponymous character's story.