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‘In the Heights’ Preview: Teatro! Brings Washington Heights to Loeb

Not only is it a story of tension between Nina’s Puerto Rican family and Benny as an African American, but it’s also a queer story between two young women.

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Who Would’ve (Delta) Knew: The Space for Asian Representation in ‘Legally Blonde’

Cowperthwaite didn’t just recast the original; she transformed it into a celebration of Asian excellence in even the little details.

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Creating 2021's Virtual Eleganza

Any of these global audience members stunned by the looks served by model after model have Eleganza’s executive producers to thank.

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The Lyric Stage Company Supports Grade School Art During the Pandemic

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the city’s oldest professional theater company, is aiming to help teachers with the Lyric First Page Playwriting Festival.

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Stop Motion Christmas Movies, Ranked

An analysis of the most important elements of a stop motion Christmas movie may reveal if any of these films are able to meet Mr. Brown’s standard.

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‘Da 5 Bloods’ Explores the Possibility of Reparations for Vietnam Vets

Starting the film with excessively violent and authentic footage from the Vietnam War (which lacked a much-needed trigger warning), Lee makes himself clear: He has no desire to glamorize the brutality that millions of people endured.

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Movie Trailer Breakdown: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

If you haven’t read August Wilson’s original play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and were hoping to get a taste of the upcoming movie adaptation while avoiding spoilers, the trailer is a bad place to begin.

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Music Video Breakdown: ‘Don’t Stop’ by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Young Thug

Not quite the collab of the century, but still a better mash-up than anything TikTok could create.