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Songwriter Tom Brosseau finds stories everywhere his path leads

Lizzi Brosseau
| From North Dakota to L.A. and now Salt Lake City, Brosseau is a sensitive plainsman adrift in the big city. His lyrics observe the ordinary phenomena of modern life.

A documentary shows how 50 women filmmakers broke into Hollywood

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Amy Adrion's "Half the Picture" examines the challenges that female filmmakers face: "This is not a film about the bad behavior of men. This is a film about the strength of women."

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Shawn Colvin's album of lullabies is for kids and their parents

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The inspiration came from a book published in 1965 by Alec Wilder called “Lullabies and Night Songs,” which the singer read as a child.

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The 10 best things to do this weekend in SoCal

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You have one less hour to live it up so make the rest of your weekend count. From a kite festival to a bunch of belt-loosening food events, here's how to do it.

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Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on veterans and Puerto Rican identity

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The playwright's trilogy inspired by a cousin's military service is being produced concurrently for the first time.

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Composer Tamar-kali dug deep for her work on 'Mudbound'

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The film's director, Dee Rees, says Tamar-Kali's music was "the blood beneath the mud" in the story of racial strife in the post-WWII rural South.

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Frances McDormand's 'inclusion rider' explained

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The actress called for equality efforts to be written into contracts. How hard would it be to implement? Entertainment lawyer Linda Lichter weighs in.

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​Oscar ratings plunge to a record low

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Sunday's ceremony marked the first time on record the Oscars reached fewer than 30 million people.

Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' brings the filmmaker to tears

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His new romantic fantasy is a deeply personal film that brings all of the filmmaker's preoccupations together.

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