Arts in the Afternoon: Politics and Theater
2:01 PM, Mar 21, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
"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.
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?