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  • Review: 'Human Factor' gets personal about Mideast peace

    Ready for a documentary about three decades of agonizing fits and starts of the Mideast peace process, from the perspective of U.S. negotiators? You’re probably thinking that doesn’t sound too enticing right about now.
  • Review: A Black teen on trial in Netflix drama ‘Monster’

    “ Monster,” a courtroom drama starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Ehle that's premiering Friday on Netflix isn’t actually new at all.
  • Review: Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in 'Here Today'

    A sleepy and aimless stab at something earnestly “feel-good," “Here Today" is a wasted pairing of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish that juggles dementia, grief and family squabbles about as adeptly as a daytime soap.
  • Disneyland reopening marks California's COVID-19 turnaround

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disneyland swung open its gates to cheering visitors donning sequined Minnie Mouse ears and snapping selfies Friday, marking a dramatic turnaround in a state so overwhelmed with coronavirus cases just four months ago that patients were being treated in outdoor tents.
  • Review: Family and robots in 'Mitchells vs the Machines'

    Easily the most heartfelt movie about family life that also includes a robot apocalypse and a pug often mistaken for a loaf of bread, “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is an antic, irreverent animated delight that somehow doesn't sacrifice depth even as it hurtles forward at breakneck comic speed.
  • Review: Seyfried lends grounding presence to campy thriller

    Hollywood thrillers in which sophisticated, attractive city folk move to creaky old country homes and experience scary things are a dime a dozen. Less common is when those Hollywood thrillers are based on the theology of 18th-century Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg.
  • '1619 Project' writer to join UNC journalism school faculty

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s journalism school in July as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism.
  • Review: Michael B. Jordan seeks revenge in ‘Without Remorse’

    In the new Tom Clancy adaptation, “Without Remorse,” Michael B. Jordan is a Navy SEAL about to trade military life for private security when his pregnant wife (Lauren London) is executed in their Washington D.C. home. It’s part of a calculated ambush: The assassins are picking off the men in his unit because of a mishap in Aleppo where the Americans attacked the Russian military instead of Syrians. They were following orders without knowing the full story and soon the Russians are in the U.S.
  • Publisher pulls Philip Roth bio, cuts ties with author

    NEW YORK - The publisher of a highly anticipated and widely discussed biography of Philip Roth is pulling the book and cutting ties with author Blake Bailey, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. W.W. Norton and Company previously released Bailey's memoir “The Splendid Things We Planned.”
  • Powwows across US adapt to pandemic for a second year

    The coronavirus pandemic brought powwow season largely to a screeching halt last year.

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