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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
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
How his true-life story of a hero-pacifist became his goriest movie yet.
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
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
Michael Chabon has written about superheroes and alternate histories. His new memoiristic novel required just as much imagination.
There’s nothing sexier than a man with his four-legged friends
THE ACTRESS STARS IN CBS’S DOUBT AND AS DR. FRANK-N-FURTER IN FOX’S REMAKE OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
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
RON HOWARD’S DAUGHTER, NOW STARRING IN PETE’S DRAGON, SHARES THE WAYS HER FAMOUS FAMILY RAISED HER RIGHT
Christian Lorentzen’s got these bookmarked.
STEPHANIE ZACHAREK DISNEY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF TERRIFYING children—especially when it comes to moms: Bambi’s is killed by hunters, Dumbo’s is captured and can comfort him only through the bars of a circus cart. Youthful reactions to these scenes ra
This December, Matthew McConaughey has two movies coming out within four days, and both pivot on a conniving salesman who, as he puts it, “wills his way into pulling off what he pulls off.” But where his character in the R-rated Gold is a money-hungr
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
S.Z. THE SUBTITLE OF DANIEL KWAN AND DANIEL SCHEINERT’S deeply self-conscious black comedy Swiss Army Man could be What Dudes Talk About When They Talk About Being Dudes, or maybe just Exile in Guyville. Paul Dano’s Hank is a man marooned on a deser
After more than a decade, Ellen DeGeneres reprises her role as Dory in the sequel to Finding Nemo
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
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
AFTER 4 DECADES IN THE BIZ, THE SCREAM QUEENS STAR AND AUTHOR, 57, IS STILL HAVING THE TIME OF HER LIFE
Radhika Jones Technically he’s not our bard, but you wouldn’t know it from the performances that light up the American landscape every summer. How did a playwright who died four years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth give rise to an annual tra
THE ACTRESS, 54, MAKES HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT (AND RETEAMS WITH TOM HANKS) IN THE MOVIE ITHACA
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
THE JASON BOURNE COSTARS TALK EMBARRASSING ON-SET INJURIES, ACTION-STAR STATUS AND, YES, X-RATED SPINOFFS
ETERNALLY ELEGANT, THE GONE WITH THE WIND LEGEND LOOKS BACK ON HER LIFE, HER LOVES AND HER ONLY REGRET
On interstellar reshoots and corset relief.
ELIZA BERMAN The actor, 38, wrote and stars in her directorial debut, The Intervention, a dramedy about a group of friends who gather for a weekend to try to persuade two unhappily married pals to divorce. When did this story come to you? I was a p
SHE’S GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER (AND GETTING EMMY LOVE) ON TV. NOW BATTLING BADDIES IN SUICIDE SQUAD, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HER RISE TO SUCCESS
ELIZA BERMAN Hahn, 43, may be best known as the measured Rabbi Raquel on Amazon’s Transparent, but she’s a barrel of raunchy laughs in the new comedy Bad Moms (July 29). She plays Carla, a single mom who prefers partying over PTA meetings. How much
THE OSCAR WINNER, 66, PLAYS A GRITTY TEXAS RANGER IN HELL OR HIGH WATER
STEPHANIE ZACHAREK GOD SAVE US FROM WELL-MEANING HIPPIE PARENTS. In writer-director Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic, Viggo Mortensen’s Ben is the surviving half of a couple who have gone off the grid, an idealistic dad who’s raising six kids in the wi
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