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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award “Theory of Everything” Stars Speak to the Nexus on the Red Carpet

Eddie Redmayne has been on a roll lately. Nominated for over 25 awards for his leading role as Stephen Hawking in the biographical film “The Theory of Everything,” the 33-year-old British actor ha...
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Artsweek Picks for Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” Phi Do, staff writer In many ocean documentaries, large creatures like dolphins, sharks and whales often dominate the frame. But thanks to the gro...
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A Portrayal of the Personal Lives of Stephen and Jane Hawking

In 2004, novelist and screenwriter Anthony McCarten read Travelling to Infinity, the autobiography of Jane Hawking, first wife of the iconic physicist Stephen Hawking. Her story inspired him enough to...
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Looking Back at American Idiot, 10 Years Later: 6 Facts about the Classic Rock Opera

It’s been ten years since we first saw that white disembodied hand clutching the heart-shaped hand grenade tightly, almost as if it was for dear life. I used to wonder whether the owner of that fist...
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Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus: The Rise and Fall of Mozart and Salieri

From the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to his “Requiem Mass in D Minor,” the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is forever imprinted in our culture. Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play “Am...
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