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THE FRENCH FILM GODDESS IS STILL STEAMING UP THE SCREEN IN ELLE AND THINGS TO COME. BONJOUR, OSCAR?
MICHELLE WILLIAMS IN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P 2013 In the Brooklyn milieu of Ivy League and Oberlinish grads, the question is whether a durable relationship in a free romantic market can be made strictly on the basis of intellectual résumés. Adelle Waldman’s meri
KIRSTEN SALYER THE BOOKS WE READ WHEN WE’RE young have a special sort of power: they can inspire us to be brave and resilient (Matilda by Roald Dahl), take us on thrilling adventures (Divergent by Veronica Roth) and even introduce us to tragedy (The
FOR 60-PLUS YEARS, the Paris Review has asked writers just what they do every day. Judging from the excerpts below, a whole lot of them spend their time thinking—and arguing—about plot.
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
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
THE MODERN FAMILY STAR, 40, VOICES SHANGRI LLAMA IN ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
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
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.
SARAH BEGLEY ADULTS TEND TO FRET about how kids will handle the death of a loved one. How much can they understand about permanence? What should they be told about the possibility of an afterlife? How will they move on? The children’s books that st
HOW THE ACTRESS REWROTE THE RULES FOR MAKING IT BIG IN HOLLYWOOD
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
Christian Lorentzen’s got these bookmarked.
Nicole LaPorte For creating a unicorn business With more than 8 million subscribers, the L.A.–based vlogger Lilly Singh—aka ||Superwoman||—is one of YouTube’s biggest draws, attracting a global audience with her trademark blend of positivity and st
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
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LUKE CAGE streams on Netflix September 30.
After landing roles on Netflix’s The Get Down and in the upcoming Baywatch film, the Berkeley and Yale grad, 30, is about to be the next big thing