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Review: 'The Performance,' by Claire Thomas

The PerformanceBy Claire Thomas. (Riverhead Books, 240 pages, $26.)With live theater beginning to return, the opening pages of this ingenious novel play like a reminder…


Minnesota Jewish Theatre announces a new name and an old favorite comedy

Say hello to Six Points Theater.


As theater trickles back in the Twin Cities, it's full steam ahead in Lanesboro

Lanesboro's Commonweal Theatre was among the nation's first to resume indoor shows.


What is it about Columbia Heights that produces so many Hollywood screenwriters?

"Police Academy" writer Pat Proft and others on what's so funny about Columbia Heights High School.


M. Night Shyamalan sees 'Old' people in an intriguing premise that fizzles out

He creeps us out at a beach where folks rapidly age.


Origins story 'Snake Eyes' has little G.I. Joe but plenty of action

Henry Golding and his cheekbones see lots of action in an origins tale.


Our critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend

These shows are new, but not all of them are worth seeing.


On the 40th anniversary of 'Blow Out,' dive into the 7 best films of Brian de Palma

Brian De Palma's gripping thrillers constantly remind you that you're watching a movie.


New Latté Da season includes postponed shows and 'Jelly's Last Jam'

The 22nd season's roster features two shows delayed by the pandemic.


LeBron James shoots, scores in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'

LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny in a different kind of all-star game.