Category Archives: Performing Arts

Annie Baker’s Thanksgiving Retreat John Gives Ghosts Second Billing in Dallas – dmagazine.com

“A charming but spooky bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania hosts two young people struggling to hold their relationship together in a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Genius Annie Baker. On at Undermain Theatre through Dec. 10, John is set during … Continue reading

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Review: John by Annie Baker | Undermain Theatre Open In Dallas now through Sun-Dec 10-2017

Review: John | Undermain TheatreOpen now through Sun, Dec 10 Next performance today at 7:30pm John Who? A rocky relationship crashes into a B&B stuffed with curios built over a bloody battlefield in Annie Baker’s ambitious, ambiguous John at Undermain … Continue reading

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11 Great Titles Expiring From Netflix in December – NYT Watching

waWatching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. Sign up for our thrice-weekly newsletter here. Every month, as various licenses expire, streaming services lose movies and TV series from their catalogs. Here are 11 great movies and … Continue reading

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Mandela in the Movies: 10 Films About Apartheid | TIME.com

“A few weeks ago, the first black President of the United States saw a movie about the first black President of South Africa. Aside from that White House screening for Barack Obama, only four theaters are currently showing Mandela: Long … Continue reading

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The Smothers Brothers: Laughing at Hard Truths – The New York Times

“Two weeks later, the “Comedy Hour” beat “Bonanza” in the ratings. After a few weeks more, the brothers who had seemed so nonthreatening became more daring, making political and topical references and booking musical acts with new, often anthemic songs … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures and Moonlight in same week – Movies to see.

Wow. Kathleen and I just saw Hidden Figures and Moonlight in the same week. Both excellent. On Hidden Figures, Washington Post Reviewer wrote: “So one of the most gratifying qualities of “Hidden Figures” is how it bursts onto the screen … Continue reading

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How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film’s major twist – by Nick Statt – The Verge

“This post contains major plot spoilers about Arrival. “In one of the final scenes of Arrival, the new first-contact science fiction film with a focus on linguistics, Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) explains why she got divorced. “He said I … Continue reading

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For Confucius and His Descendants- a Cultural Comeback – by Amy Qin – The New York Times

  “XI’AN, China — Among the qualifications Kong Dexin had to direct and choreograph a flashy new dance-drama about the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, one in particular stood out.According to Ms. Kong, 34, she is a 77th-generation descendant of that … Continue reading

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