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Provocative, funny ‘Get Out’ is a horror film with a serious message about race

Genre films — horror, comedy, fantasy, Westerns — have always been great vessels for social commentary. The pleasures of genre conventions allow such messaging to go down easy. Actor-comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” is an expert example of the way this works, although it’s far more than just a trenchant cultural critique wrapped in an appealing package. In this horror film, the horror is us, our history, our own troubled relationship with race. It’s bold, provocative, funny, and an overdue tonic for a society and media saturated with archaic norms and images.

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Kimmel leads the Oscars into uncharted territory

He has hosted the Emmy Awards, the ESPY Awards, the American Music Awards, the “Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson” and, for 14 years, his ABC late-night show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” so it’s only fair that Jimmy Kimmel should at last be allowed to host the Academy Awards. He’ll finally get his chance Sunday, the first time in nearly a decade that a working late-night star will be master of ceremonies of the Oscars.

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How will Lexington restaurants celebrate Mardi Gras?

Looking for local restaurants to celebrate Fat Tuesday with you? The LexGo Eat team gives you some ideas and other food news.
Caitlyn Stroh Special to The Herald-Leader
How will Lexington restaurants celebrate Mardi Gras? 4:04

How will Lexington restaurants celebrate Mardi Gras?

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LexGo Eat visits the new and busy Corto y Lima

After battling cancer, Lexington restaurateur opens new spot on North Limestone 4:37

After battling cancer, Lexington restaurateur opens new spot on North Limestone

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Valentine's Day is coming, and the LexGo Eat team has some ideas for where to celebrate

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