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After studying Mandarin in post-Mao China, Jordan got into the film business as a camera assistant working with directors like Steven Soderbergh and...

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‘The Commune’: Not Quite Here Nor There

Good performances can’t rescue the half-baked screenplay in Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s re-creation of the freewheeling ’70s.

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Arts and Culture : Theater


‘The Designated Mourner’: A Play on Authoritarianism, Restaged for the Trump Era

Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)

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Arts and Culture : Film Review


‘Seed’ Documentary Explores the David-and-Goliath Battle With Food Corporations

Farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers are fighting to protect the world’s natural food supply from extinction.

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Arts and Culture : Film Review


A Search for Justice in ‘Finding Oscar’

The documentary traces the story of a 1982 massacre of a Guatemalan village to a trial three decades later, with human rights advocates as the heroes.

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Arts and Culture : Film Review


Two Accomplished Actors—and a Cute Dog—Elevate ‘Truman’

Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara shine in Cesc Gay’s film about imminent death and old friends getting together for the last time.

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Arts and Culture : Visual Arts


‘Iconic: Black Panther’ Ties Then With Now

Touring exhibit features works by original members of the revolutionary group and other anti-establishment artists.

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Arts and Culture : Theater


‘Building the Wall’: Staging America’s Worst Immigration Nightmare

Playwright Robert Schenkkan sounds the alarm about a scenario he says “absolutely” could come to pass in the United States.

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Jordan Riefe
Jordan Riefe

After studying Mandarin in post-Mao China, Jordan got into the film business as a camera assistant working with directors like Steven Soderbergh and Tom Hanks. He has been covering the film business since the late 90s for outlets like Reuters, THR.com, and the Wrap, wrote a movie that was produced in China in 2007. Currently serves as West Coast theatre critic for The Hollywood Reporter, while also covering art and culture for The Guardian and Cultured Magazine.

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