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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas is celebrating its first birthday and is looking ahead with a schedule of diverse productions. The center, which opened March 10, 2012, hosted more than 450 performances during its first...
When it comes to apologies, some people are like scent hounds: They can sniff them out anywhere. This is especially true when it comes to the supposed regrets and self-hatred of President Obama. Though he began his term with a series of speeches in...
With the Republican National Convention set to kick off this week, an anti-Obama documentary did surprisingly well at the box office on one of the slowest moviegoing weekends of the year. The No. 1 film was still "The Expendables 2," which claimed the...
Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
Even if you don't have a cupboard full of pledge-drive coffee mugs, you've probably heard about the latest dust-up in public radio. A stage performer named Mike Daisey chronicled a trip he made in 2010 to China to check out conditions at a factory run...
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24 FramesThe Sundance Film Festival's top awards in 2012 go to "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the drug war documentary "The House I Live In" and the Israeli film "The Law in These Parts."...
Show TrackerPublic radio's popular weekend feature program “This American Life” on Friday retracted one of its most popular stories — about conditions for factory workers who make Apple products in China — and prepared to devote its entire...
Culture MonsterMike Daisey, an actor, writer and solo stage performer, has become fodder for commentators and journalists across the country after NPR's program "This American Life" retracted a story that contained parts of his one-man show "The Agony and Ecstasy of...
Culture MonsterAppearances by the performance artists known as the "NEA Four" will be among the highlights of the new 2012-13 season at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. The season, which was announced this week, will also include radio host Ira Glass,...
Jacket CopyMike Daisey has gotten gobs of publicity over his now-retracted story for "This American Life." But it hasn't translated to book sales for his "21 Dog Years" ... yet....
Oh, NPR, won't you please state your game? Are you liberal? Are you neutral? Are your employees secret socialists? Do their screensavers feature slideshows of Noam Chomsky? Do your office Christmas parties serve only free-range eggnog? Do your parking...
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