Photo of Carmen Miranda published by the New York Sunday News in 1943.

From Vaudeville to Hamilton: Racial Minorities in Musicals

Hamilton, the Lin-Manuel Miranda play, is taking Broadway by storm. Its use of a "race-blind" cast has been unprecedented in modern theater.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez  
Credit: Paramount Pictures/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

Napoleon Dynamite & the Neo-Western Film

The western genre is engrained in American film from its roots to today. Jared Hess' Napoleon Dynamite revises this legacy in a surprising way.
Lorne Malvo

From Twain to Fargo: the Outsider in American Storytelling

The Lorne Malvo character on the new Fargo TV series, is like the character Satan in Mark Twain's final novel, The Mysterious Stranger.

The Apu Trilogy Revisited

The Apu Trilogy of films has been newly restored and re-released

Why Go to the Movies?

In 2014, attendance at the movies hit its lowest level in two decades.