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Theater critic Chris Hewitt previously worked at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, where he covered movies and then theater. Also, he occasionally gets to write book reviews.

Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.


Books, podcasts and Twitter feeds throw out a lifeline for theater fans

What's a theatergoer to do when live venues are dark? These books, streams and podcasts can help.


Review: 'A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere,' by Todd Melby

NONFICTION: A look back at the filming of Joel and Ethan Coen's classic movie "Fargo."


Asian women are the heroes (and villains) of Disney's 'Raya'

Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" centers female heroes.


Eddie Murphy has four roles in 'Coming 2 America' but there's still not enough of him

The actor is in fine form in sequel, but spends too much time off-screen.


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From Oprah's 'Delilah' to Aubrey Plaza's 'Black Bear,' here's what we're tuning into right now.


No Oscar nom for Tom? 7 of the best Tom Hanks movies to remind you how talented he is

Even as a busy double Oscar winner, a string of his best work has escaped the academy's attention.


Interactive theater at Walker Art Center hopes to bring us out of isolation

An interactive event through the Walker is designed to help strangers connect.


In 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday,' Andra Day is impressive but the movie falters

New biopic "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" is unfulfilling.


7 of Pedro Almodóvar's best movies to catch up on before seeing 'The Human Voice'

With a Tilda Swinton collaboration on the way, catch up with the Spanish director's best.


Review: 'An Extravagant Death,' by Charles Finch

FICTION: Charles Finch's latest Victorian mystery moves from London to a tony town in Rhode Island.