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  • Four political dramas that play around with form

    Four political dramas that play around with form
    The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness.
  • Ben Vereen goes back to his roots

    Ben Vereen goes back to his roots
    In the much buzzed-about film "Top Five," opening in South Florida theaters this weekend, director and star Chris Rock plays a comedian who wants to become a serious actor and change public perception about his one career-defining role. Rock's star-...

    LeVar Burton reads 'Go the ... to Sleep' for charity (on video)

    LeVar Burton reads 'Go the ... to Sleep' for charity (on video)
    "Reading Rainbow," reading blue. LeVar Burton knows how to read to kids. As creator and host of "Reading Rainbow," the PBS television series turned app turned wildly popular Kickstarter project, he's been making reading to kids entertaining since 1983....

    James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'

    James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'
    For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations." But the veteran...

    'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts

    'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts
    When Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter to make a school-focused version of "Reading Rainbow," supporters donated $1 million in just 11 hours. That was the campaign's initial goal; the strong start prompted Burton to raise his sights -- to $5 million....