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Arts and Entertainment staff top picks of the year

In commemoration of a great year in film, TV, music and pop culture, our arts and entertainment staff came up with some ...

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Acclaimed thriller returns with a bang

“The following takes place between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.” So starts the much-anticipated return of “24,” the accla...

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FX’s ‘Fargo’ is the year’s best new show

“This is a true story. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names...

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Excellent cast, 1960s theme dominate ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

It was Shakespeare meets the 1960s for the Calvin Theatre Company’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” w...

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Festival of Faith and Writing brings Hollywood to Calvin

While Calvin College’s biennial writer’s conference is typically comprised of speakers from all over the literary w...

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The Lone Bellow brings authenticity

I was slightly worried about this concert. Not to say I had heard bad things about The Lone Bellow; they seemed decent f...

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WGN America’s new series is not for the weak of heart

Set in Salem, Mass., in the midst of a witch panic, the pilot episode of “Salem” features Shane West (“A Walk to R...

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The National brings big sounds, distinct style

With lights aflutter, a wandering lead singer and enough electric guitar reverb to kill a small mouse, The National put ...

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‘Captain America’ goes beyond superhero standards

Traditionally, the first weekend in May is the time that kicks off the summer movie season, a season filled with blockbu...

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‘Rising Son’ is an unqualified success

Though mostly known as the prime modern jazz label since the 1940s, the venerable company Blue Note Records has assemble...