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What to Watch for Dinner Tonight: Trump Through the Looking Glass

Who does Trump see when he looks in the mirror? Like many of us over the proverbial hill, he likely does not acknowledge his elderly self; he sees his younger self, glamorized through the pronounced image he cultivated over decades … Continue reading

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Stream some Laughs: Four Political Comedies from Mexico, Spain, and Puerto Rico

Subtitles don’t bite. Turn them on, if you need, and check out a superb satire from Mexican director Luis Estrada, The Perfect Dictatorship (La Dictadura Perfecta, 2014), streaming on Netflix. Prepare to laugh and squirm. In this uncomfortably relevant and … Continue reading

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Women’s Lib as Projected on the Screen

“You need some vitamin F.” That’s the teasing advice Claudine gets from her women friends after she complains of not sleeping well. “Could you live without a man around the house?” Alice Hyatt and her neighbor Bea ponder this question. … Continue reading

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