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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Review: The Best Brothers at the New Vic

Daniel MacIvor’s U.S. premiere offers laughs and more. Read story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review: Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars offered extraordinary vocal music from the 16th century. Read story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review: Antarctica: A Year on Ice

This look at life in Antarctica was 10 years in the making. Read story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Book Review: Bark: Stories

Author Lorrie Moore’s stories capture the sorrows of middle age. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this good (not great) Hollywood film about the growing pains of a genius. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Chrissie Hynde at the Arlington Theatre

The Pretenders frontwoman gave us an evening of feisty feminine power on Friday, December 5. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Foxcatcher

Steve Carell turns in a career-defining performance as real-life millionaire John du Pont. Read story.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: The Homesman

Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones play unlikely sympathizers in this brutal drama about life in the 1800s American frontier. Read story.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Book Review: Dr. Mütter’s Marvels

Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz writes about intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine. Read story.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Review: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Lobero Theatre

New Orleans’ R&B songsmith Allen Toussaint sang through his 50-year career with help from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Read story.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: King Lear at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

This UCSB residency by London troupe included two performances on November 20 and 21. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Avi Buffalo Is Growing Up and Out

The young Sub Pop signees return to the fold and play SOhO in support of their new sophomore album. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in this otherwise plodding lead up to the franchise’s finale. Read story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: The Theory of Everything

A smart script, powerful performances, and artful direction round out this heartfelt, original Stephen Hawking biopic. Read story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review: Almost, Maine

Mitchell Thomas directs this sweet and funny script by playwright John Cariani. Read story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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