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Saturday January 22nd


Movie Review: Railway Man

“The Railway Man” is an impressive and poignant tour de force surrounding the life events of Eric Lomax, who must wrestle with the emotional ramifications of his time as a British soldier captured by the Japanese and thrown into a POW camp during World War II.

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Movie Review: Bears

“They say the first year of parenting is the hardest,” narrator John C. Reilly says in the opening scene of “Bears.” Half of all bear cubs perish in their first year. “Bears” follows two cubs and their mother through this harsh, danger-filled year.

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Movie Review: Oculus

“Oculus” is a fresh, unique take on the horror genre that relies on smart writing, strong acting, impressive storytelling and the bending of reality for its scares. 

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Q&A with The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross

Alex Ross is a music critic for The New Yorker, whose latest major undertaking is a book on the cultural legacy of German composer Richard Wagner. Ross will deliver a lecture titled "Big Ballads of the Modern Heart: Sidney Lanier and Early American Wagnerism" this afternoon in Gerrard Hall. Diversions editor Allison Hussey talked to Ross about Wagner and the composer's long-lasting effects on the arts.

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Cat's Cradle nurtures Carolina growth

Throughout the past 40 years, Cat’s Cradle has hosted some of the biggest names in music. While the number of national tours that come through the Cradle is high, Cat’s finds it equally important to support local music. “It is part of our mission to work with local artists.

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Movie Review: Grand Piano

With a gorgeous musical score, a compelling lead performance from Elijah Wood and a premise that's just strange enough to work, "Grand Piano" is a tense, entertaining and engaging thriller.

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Todd Barry - 25th Anniversary In Comedy Show - The Bell House, Brooklyn - December 19, 2012

Q&A with comedian Todd Barry

Todd Barry, a comedian based in New York, has under his belt three specials on Comedy Central, various tours and countless television guest spots. His latest project, the Final Crowd Work Tour brings him to Kings in Raleigh for a performance tonight, where he’ll showcase a particularly unique style of comedy.

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Movie Review: Gloria

Gloria Cumplido, the 58-year-old Santiago divorcée around whom director Sebastián Lelio centers his Spanish-language film “Gloria,” is an unlikely protagonist by American standards. Gloria (Paulina García) is pretty, but not beautiful; free-spirited, but not too quirky.

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