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  • Review: 'An Untamed State' by Roxane Gay

    Review: 'An Untamed State' by Roxane Gay
    "There are three Haitis — the country Americans know and the country Haitians know and the country I thought I knew," says Mireille, the narrator of Roxane Gay's grueling but worthwhile first novel "An Untamed State." Kidnapped and held for ransom...
  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
  • Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw rises above an overstuffed script in 'Belle'

    Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw rises above an overstuffed script in 'Belle'
    In a strange sense, "Belle," dressed up in the corsets and social conventions of Georgian England, proves a good canvas for its mannered conversation about race. In an even stranger sense, the way the film examines and exposes the attitudes of London'...
  • Lyric Opera Baltimore to present Verdi's 'Nabucco' with guaranteed encore

    Lyric Opera Baltimore to present Verdi's 'Nabucco' with guaranteed encore
    When Lyric Opera of Baltimore presents a new production of Verdi's first hit, "Nabucco," this week, there will be a guaranteed encore: The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. "It's so good, you have to hear it again," says James Harp, the company's artistic...
  • Letters to Travel: The view of Hanalei, Hawaii

    Letters to Travel: The view of Hanalei, Hawaii
    The inside viewof Hanalei Just a quick note to say Christopher Reynolds did a great job representing Hanalei ["Rooted in Kauai," April 20]. As a born and raised Kauaian (who grew up on Weke Road), I must say I was surprised to open the paper at my...
  • Modern world is still premodern in many ways

    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
  • 'Retrieval' a trek through dilemmas of slavery, manhood

    "The Retrieval" comes at you like a haunting slip of a memory, one that writer-director Chris Eska retrieves from a mostly forgotten era in unforgettable ways. The film takes place in the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Civil War is...
  • Taking Thailand to task for high-seas slavery

    Sometimes it can be hard to see the connections between human rights violations in far-off places and how we live our daily lives. But if you go to your freezer and find Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods' frozen shrimp products bought at Costco, Wal-Mart or...
  • Development catches up to Sharp-Leadenhall

    Development catches up to Sharp-Leadenhall
    Roland Brown likes to remember old Leadenhall Street and the people who lived there when he was a child: the Harts, Miss Mary, Emma Jane. They're gone now — dead or moved away, many of them forced out decades ago to make way for a never-realized...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Richard Linklater on 'Boyhood,' the 'Before' Trilogy and the Luxury of Time

    Fittingly enough for a film about a long, unhurried process of discovery, it wasn't until near the wrap of production that Richard Linklater decided he would call his 16th feature "Boyhood." That was in the summer of 2013, more than a decade after he...