- Dec 11 20162 minutes
“I Feel Like I’m Going To Have A Breakdown.”
JESSICA CHASTAIN IN MISS SLOANE.
- Dec 11 20162 minutes
“We Worked On It Separately And Then We Met In The Ring.”
MICHELLE WILLIAMS IN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.
- Dec 10 201615 minutes
In Defense Of Facts
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge.
- Jan 2 20171 minute
Catching Up With... Andrew Garfield
KARA WARNER In your new movie Silence, you play a 17th-century Portuguese missionary. How did you wrap your mind around the film’s themes of faith and religion? The movie explores the very profound questions of “What are we doing here? How do we liv
- Aug 21 20162 minutes
The History of Plot
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
- Sep 4 20161 minute
Our Book Critic’s 5 Most Anticipated
Christian Lorentzen’s got these bookmarked.
- Oct 17 20161 minute
Murder, She Wrote
SARAH BEGLEY THE MURDER OF AISLINN MURRAY LOOKS LIKE A BIG OPPORTUNITY for Detective Antoinette Conway. She usually covers domestic disputes turned fatal, with clear perpetrators. This one is different. The victim in Tana French’s new novel, The Tre
- Nov 14 20163 minutes
The Real Elena Ferrante Surfaces—in Books
BIG-NAME BOOK RELEASES ARE typically greeted with fanfare and enthusiasm. Midnight Harry Potter release parties? Sure. International book tours that keep authors on the road for months? Yep. The dual publication of Elena Ferrante’s Frantumaglia, her
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
Tales of a Kids’-Lit Power Couple
FAIRY TALES USUALLY INVOLVE A happily-ever-after, and Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi’s love story is no exception. Riggs, 37, and Mafi, 28, were already best-selling writers when they met: he is the author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Ch
- Dec 23 20163 minutes
When A Monster Calls, Just Ignore It
J.A. Bayona’s tear-jerking fantasy film doesn’t come close to earning its inevitably devastating emotional climax.
- Nov 14 20161 minute
Crimes of the Heart
S.B. Like many of his novels, Spanish author Javier Marías’ new book, Thus Bad Begins, isn’t exactly a mystery, though it is mysterious. Here, the 65-year-old perennial Nobel favorite tells the story of Juan de Vere, a young man working for a film d
- Oct 3 20161 minute
IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THE KIND OF GRAVITY THAT WORDS had with a ferociously intelligent man like Mr. Albee, who died Sept. 16 at age 88. He chose them and ordered them meticulously—not only in his great works of drama like The Zoo Story, A Delicate Ba
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Lion’s True Story Of An Unlikely Homecoming
It’s the kind of tale that would be unbelievable if it weren’t true: a young boy gets lost on the streets of Kolkata and lands in an orphanage, where he is adopted by an Australian family. Nearly two decades later, he tracks down his birth family in
- Jan 8 20172 minutes
One (More) Day At A Time
Norman Lear and Gloria Calderon Kellet bring back a ’70s sitcom staple, recast for the 21st century.
- Aug 29 20161 minute
ELIZA BERMAN The actor, 29, stars in War Dogs, a comedic drama about two real-life stoners from Miami, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who exploited a loophole in government contracting practices to become arms dealers in 2007. When you read the
- Jul 18 20161 minute
132. Hamilton Is Hitting the Road
Some half a million theatergoers have already seen the hottest musical of the decade, shelling out hundreds of dollars for tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton sing and rap about our scrappiest Founding Father at the Richard Rod
- Aug 22 20161 minute
E.B. Fresh off his turn as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Beyond, Pine, 35, stars in Hell or High Water, a neo-western heist drama in which two brothers steal from a chain of Texas banks to save their family ranch. What resonated with you about your cha
- Oct 24 20161 minute
SAM LANSKY The British-born actor, 34, gives an award-worthy performance in Christine (Oct. 14), director Antonio Campos’ harrowing reimagining of the final days of Florida TV news anchor Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself during a live broadcast
- Sep 26 20163 minutes
The New Curse of Blair Witch: It’s Barely Scary
IN THE VENN DIAGRAM REPRESENTING people who adore horror movies and those who take them so deeply to heart that they can barely watch them, the intersection is a jagged oval shaped something like the mouth of the guy in Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Som
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
An Impressive John Hancock
ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO I stumbled upon a shoebox filled with junk that had been gathering dust in a closet since my dad’s death. I found an old slide rule, a really nice stapler—and four fountain pens. To my amazement, they worked almost as well as they
- Nov 27 20167 minutes
Michael Chabon has written about superheroes and alternate histories. His new memoiristic novel required just as much imagination.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Javier Munoz Meet the New Hamilton!
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
- Aug 7 20161 minute
Finding the Little Prince
The painstaking process of bringing a children’s classic to life.
- Aug 8 20162 minutes
Rumaan Alam, Author
The D.C.-born, New York City–dwelling Alam took “Write what you know” and tipped it sideways for his fun but trenchant summer novel, Rich and Pretty, starring two young women, lots of beautiful furniture and our notions of class
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Changing The Face Of Hollywood Jimmy O. Yang
After starting out as a stand-up comedian in college, the Chinese immigrant, 29, now stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley and will be appearing alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Boston bombing film Patriots Day.
- Jun 6 20161 minute
Boys Do Cry, And That’s O.K.
SARAH BEGLEY IN THE WORLD OF MIDDLE-SCHOOL literature, the how-I-spent-my-summer novel is a genre, and the how-I-spent-my-summer-with-my-grandparents novel its subgenre—Richard Peck’s A Long Way From Chicago and Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons are cl
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
THE MODERN FAMILY STAR, 40, VOICES SHANGRI LLAMA IN ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
- Oct 1 20161 minute
I Know What You Watched Last Summer
MICHAL LEV-RAM WHAT DO The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe, and The Purge: Election Year have in common? Yes, all three are aptly named, gore-packed horror flicks. More surprisingly, all three made a killing at the summer box office. In an otherwise hum
- Oct 24 20161 minute
THE ACTRESS STARS IN CBS’S DOUBT AND AS DR. FRANK-N-FURTER IN FOX’S REMAKE OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
- Feb 1 20152 minutes
Should Your Business Use One Font Only?
It's not just what you type, but how it looks when you type it.