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‘Outlander’ finale: responsible violence in drama

AP Photo/Ed Miller NEW YORK (AP) — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it’s a tried-and-true device for TV drama. It’s certainly a staple of “Game of Thrones,” the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers “fear that rape has become so...

Connecticut theater’s future in doubt amid noise complaints

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Noise complaints have put the future of a major Connecticut music venue in jeopardy. Wallingford’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night let stand a cease-and-desist order against the Oakdale Theatre, after complaints from neighbors that...
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Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d’Arcy James feels victorious

AP Photo/Andy Kropa NEW YORK (AP) — Brian d’Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical “Something Rotten.” And it has paid off, nicely. Playing the great Bard’s fictional adversary in the comedy set in...

NPR’s ‘Serial’ plans for 2 more seasons, beginning this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — “Serial” junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. National Public Radio’s wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series. In an email sent to “Serial” newsletter subscribers on Wednesday, producers said they hope...
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Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

AP Photo/Rob Latour LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved. “Growing up, I felt very, very depressed,” she said. “Even though I was playing concerts and living out my dream, I couldn’t tell...
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David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Nightingale” is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence. The demands of the...

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