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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New books on our country and its ideals

 The signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia was the culmination of events that had occurred in Boston—the site of the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick examines the revolutionary
Monday, July 1, 2013
 In South Korean director Im Sang-soo’s The Taste of Money, the bright lights of Seoul cannot eclipse the darkness at society’s heart. In a family drama that reaches a Shakespearean pitch, a young assistant is drawn into the
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Love and matchmaking

It’s an incongruous juxtaposition: a modern supermarket, crowded with Orthodox Jewish men in long black coats and medieval hats, pushing shopping
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Anarchists, undercover agents and corporate criminals

 Sarah can’t tell her husband about her job. He thinks she’s off to Dubai on private security work when really, she’s going undercover for the sinisterly-named Hiller Brood, a security contractor with powerful corporate clients
Sunday, June 23, 2013
 With the 1976 “Wings Over America” tour, Paul McCartney reached the pinnacle of post-Beatles commercial success. Rockshow, the tour documentary, is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray. The still youthful McCartney opens the performance with “Rock Show,” an evocation of the
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pop-Culture Blues (Bell Production Company)

 Jazz might have been born without the blues, but it would have grown up differently. Trombonist Michael Treni, considered among the leading composers in contemporary jazz, explores the blues dimension in jazz on his new album. Leading an 18-piece orchestra, Treni’s “One for Duke”
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pixar is back with an animated creature prequel

 Those lovable ogres from Monsters, Inc. have returned. The motley, brightly colored beasts from Pixar Studio’s popular 2001 animated feature are back for Monsters University, a prequel featuring the key characters in their
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Various Artists

 The Putayamo label has earned a reputation as the classy curator of music from elsewhere. Vintage France is a CD for a Bastille Day spent with good wine and friends—a compilation of contemporary and veteran French singers and musicians rendering sterling interpretations of lilting
Monday, June 10, 2013

Escaping parents in a coming-of-age comedy

 Parents can be so annoying! And in the droll coming-of-age comedy The Kings of Summer

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