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Arts in the Afternoon: Politics and Theater

2:01 PM, Mar 21, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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"Escapism is overrated," Lisa Kennedy declares. Instead, we should seek out films that engage us in the real world around us -- such as the powerful French film Of Gods and Men, which just opened in DC.

Arts in the Afternoon: Politics and Theater

The politics of theater and the theater of politics share many similarities, writes political reporter Patrick Healy, who compares sacking a campaign manager with the firing of Julie Taymor from Broadway's Spider-Man.

The author of the just-released Conversations with Scorsese talks about his five favorite scenes from the director -- with clips.

We mock, but is Rebecca Black having the last laugh?

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