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For years Pittsburghers have witnessed the low regard in which public
television station WQED holds its second channel, WQEX.

I can think of no picture of recent years, other than Roman Polanski's
The Pianist, that has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and yet
stirred neither controversy nor excitement.

The great disparity in the critical reaction to Caryl Churchill's Far Away, now playing Off Broadway, serves to remind us that opinions are just that--neither right nor wrong, but rather we

A lot of nonsense has been written about the choreographer Twyla Tharp
and her hit Broadway show, Movin' Out, since it opened at the
Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 24.

Even without the aid of Smell-o-Vision, Charlie Kaufman's bedroom comes
across as dank.

The Quiet American, which recently opened for a two-week run in a
couple of theaters in New York and Los Angeles, illustrates just how far
Hollywood self-censorship has gone in the year

"I was in a highly unshaved and tatty state," John Lennon said of his 1966 meeting with a certain conceptual artist, then mounting her first show at London's Indica Gallery.

November has been melodrama month at the movies. First Todd Haynes
brought us Far From Heaven, which he ought to have called
Imitation of Imitation.

Blogs

In the wake of Citizens United, big campaign donors are buying off not only politicians, but also the local news networks that cover them.

March 21, 2013

The Chilean Oscar nominee for best foreign language film has just been released in the US.

March 14, 2013

The group's career suffered over Natalie Maines' comment against invading Iraq.

March 10, 2013

The filmmaker called out the website for its suggestion that the Palestinian director’s detention was a “publicity stunt.“

February 26, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the best documentary choice, wrote hard-hitting folk songs, including several that became anthems for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

February 25, 2013

The Academy Awards this year were supposed to be “political.” A reminder of a time when that word really meant something.

February 25, 2013

This year’s Oscars swung the pendulum from strangely apolitical to peddled propaganda.

February 25, 2013

A collaborative musical project he helped found carries on the Nation contributor’s legacy.

January 30, 2013

The documentary on covert operations around the world takes home the Cinematography award.

January 27, 2013

The promising new film is said to be based on the memoir of folkie Dave Van Ronk.

January 25, 2013