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Elaine de Kooning: Portraits – National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Asked once if she ever felt trapped working in the shadow of husband Willem de Kooning—one of the fundamental figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement—Elaine

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Marsha Solomon’s From Rhythm to Form:
Ethereal, Evocative Abstractions

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Throughout the course of history, art has served many purposes. Documentary, promotional, devotional, public and private communication and reflection are some of art’s roles. Just

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The Audience: Queen Elizabeth II and Her “Dirty Dozen”

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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What really passed between Queen Elizabeth II and her 12 Prime Ministers (to date) during 64 years of weekly meetings is sheer conjecture. We know

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Cinderella

Disney’s Cinderella Is Charming

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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The Disney vault is deep indeed. Disney characters, stories, and even theme park rides are continually and creatively mined for box office winners. Johnny Depp

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When Black Boys Die – A Searing Look at Gun Violence

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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When Black Boys Die is a timely story about a young woman coming to grips with gun violence after her brother is murdered. Homicide is a

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Ireland On Screen

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner, now seems to be a good time to brush up on Irish cinema. Consider one of the

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Fish in the Dark: Live and In Person…

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
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Many actors spend their professional lives playing a single persona. The public accepts and later demands it. This seems especially true of those to whom

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Chappie

A Razor-Sharp Take on Artificial Intelligence in Chappie

Friday, March 6th, 2015
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Set in an indeterminate future in an embattled, graffitied Johannesburg, the semi-dystopian sci-fi thriller, Chappie, starts out fairly predictably: robot droids, called scouts, have successfully

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