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24 April 2015

Once again, a sci-fi flick is asking the burning question: Is romance possible between man and machine?

In 2013, Her made the prospect seem...

Maggie (Brooke Walters, left) sings “At the Ballet” with fellow auditioners Sheila (Kaitlin Descutner, center) and Bebe (Chrissy Stridsberg) in a scene from Short North Stage’s production of A Chorus Line
16 April 2015

This is a good time to be a Marvin Hamlisch fan.

  Not only can you...

Photo from Hunting Ground - girl sitting alone and sad on porch
09 April 2015

An issue-driven documentary like The Hunting Ground aims to spur viewers into action. A common related goal is to make viewers angry.


02 April 2015

Shadowbox Live has had a series of triumphs over the past few months.

  A Tribute to Joe Cocker: Mad Dog and Englishman was a...

19 March 2015

  Some subjects are so controversial that it’s impossible to address them without raising extreme emotions.
  The Iraq War is one. Even...

12 March 2015

Feminism has a crucial role to play in modern life, but I sometimes wish it would leave our fairy tales alone. The results of its revisionist meddling are...