From the Publisher
and possibly ninety year old teen agers. These students, who
actually managed to be absent from their respective English
classes on any given day during their teen years.
SADIE STEIN ENDINGS ARE VERY, VERY HARD—the greater question is less why books disappoint than why any succeed. Each of these is a good book written by someone of great skill who, for whatever reason, choked, rushed, or otherwise ran a narrative off
LOS ANGELES IS A CITY OF TRAFFIC. So it only makes sense that La La Land, in theaters Dec. 9, opens in the thick of it—a long, glittering caterpillar of cars stopped on an elevated freeway that stretches out to the horizon under an enamel-blue Califo
Richard Prince may have just taught us.
HE WAS MOPPING FLOORS 2 YEARS AGO. NOW, AT AGE 75, THIS SELF-TAUGHT PAINTER IS MAKING HIS DEBUT IN THE NEW YORK ART WORLD
If you know your Rossellini from your Kurosawa, FilmStruck might be the streaming service for you.
JEFF NELSON, with reporting by Elizabeth McNeil IS JENNY FROM THE BLOCK EXPLORING NEW territory? After Drake attended Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have concerts in Las Vegas twice in one week, rumors ignited that she and the rapper are an item—and they’re
THE FENCES STARS TALK ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP, THEIR REUNION & THE PERILS OF THEIR INTENSE ROLES
Madison Pauly 3200 B.C.: With stylus and clay tablets, ancient Mesopotamians create abstract symbols to represent syllables of their spoken language. 600s: Quill pens and parchment paper take hold in Europe. Drippy ink discourages pen lifting, henc
WE SET OUT TO FIND IMAGES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. ALONG THE WAY, WE UNEARTHED INCREDIBLE STORIES OF HOW THEY WERE MADE
SAM LANSKY The singer and American Idol alum, 34, is about to tour North America as the front man of Queen with original band members Roger Taylor and Brian May. Do you feel pressure to fill Freddie Mercury’s shoes when performing with Queen? At so
New shelters are designed to help refugees and others with limited means.
For making history If you ever find yourself in a position to sit down with Lin-Manuel Miranda, know this: You never really “sit down” with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is always in motion, on a mission; standing still really isn’t his thing. When the 36-
'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' – Pablo Picasso
George Shiras the third (1859-1942) was captivated by the waters of Lake Superior at night, when sounds, shapes, and movements seemed more mysterious, more dramatic. Under cover of darkness, he sought out animals that lived along the shore of the lak
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
JESSE GREEN CATS MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. LYRICS INSPIRED BY T. S. ELIOT. NEIL SIMON THEATRE. CATS WAS ALWAYS DIVINELY SNARKABLE, beginning with its provenance. How could anyone look at the morally knotty and verbally profound oeuvre of T. S
Web publications tend to favor straight quotation marks, a pragmatic approach to typography that old-school stylists can’t stand.
At the Rheingold site, ODA tries to balance the needs and wants of rich and poor alike.
BON IVER FRONT MAN Justin Vernon, the falsetto-singing woodsman who crafted his breakthrough album in a lonely cabin in Wisconsin, now sells out music halls all over the world. But even after winning two Grammys and hitting the top of the charts, he
Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.
Two legends of music-video history are back with sci-fi visions.
Dan Solomon For being a knockout filmmaker Though he’s directed just two feature films—the 2013 indie hit Fruitvale Station, the true story of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in 2009, and last year’s Rocky sequel, C
DAVID FOLDVARI “At the beginning of an assignment, I’ll draw on anything: sketchbooks, a tablet I have that is basically a digital canvas, and even bus tickets and envelopes. I like to make a lot of little drawings, even if I don’t have a cohesive v
The trailer for the latest franchise entry inspires dread for 2017 in film.
AURELIE CORINTHIOS A few months ago the world had never heard of Grace VanderWaal, the tiny, ukulele-strumming singing sensation from Suffern, N.Y., who just became the second female to win America’s Got Talent in 11 seasons. Now her audition video
THE ‘TREAT YOU BETTER’ AND ‘STITCHES’ SINGER, 18, CURRENTLY HAS THE NO. 1 ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY
Heisenberg makes the leap to Broadway.
S.L. SOLANGE KNOWLES HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF the more interesting figures working on the fringes of mainstream music, with each of her albums reflecting a discrete creative phase. Her Top 40–leaning 2003 debut, Solo Star, fell in the sizable shadow of
THE JASON BOURNE COSTARS TALK EMBARRASSING ON-SET INJURIES, ACTION-STAR STATUS AND, YES, X-RATED SPINOFFS
THE COUNTRY SINGER HAS A NEW ALBUM AND A HIT TV SHOW, BUT NOTHING BEATS HIS QUIET LIFE IN TENNESSEE