From the Publisher
This edition includes an article by and an interview with Kristin Cashore, as well as a sneak peek at her next book, Bitterblue!
While a few big names disappointed, many of the year’s best books were debuts or sophomore efforts. A changing of the guard is under way.
1. Moonlight ES A love story, a mother-and-son story, a story about being closed off from the world until you realize there’s no way forward unless you join it. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight engages on multiple levels, but it’s also a work of astonishing
JESSICA CHASTAIN IN MISS SLOANE.
Eddie Redmayne may be the star of the Harry Potter prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but his literary tastes are not confined to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. The actor tells TIME his list of favorites includes a historical acco
MICHELLE WILLIAMS IN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.
Hot husband, doting dad, shooting star. Hollywood’s nicest guy blasts off in a new movie with Jennifer Lawrence
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
As told to J.J. McCorvey SHONDA RHIMES Showrunner, author, CEO of television production company ShondaLand “A giant part of my job is running the business, but I need most of my time for creative work. A lot of that involves shutting off everybody
1. Frank Ocean, Blonde Frank Ocean has become pop music’s leading ascetic, a less-is-more devotee who’d rather let his melodies do all the talking. Released after four years of increasingly interminable when-will-it-drop hype, Blonde finds Ocean lea
In a year that featured standout documentaries and a truly modern Western, a musical (yes, a musical) topped them all.
THE FENCES STARS TALK ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP, THEIR REUNION & THE PERILS OF THEIR INTENSE ROLES
THE ACTRESS OPENS UP ABOUT FINDING LOVE AND RETURNING TO THE ROLE THAT CHANGED HER LIFE
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
The iconic actress, writer, and comedian—who died at the age of 60—was the kind of star Hollywood only sees once in a lifetime.
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
IT CONQUERED BROADWAY. NEXT STOP, THE WORLD
HE’S BACK! THE CONTROVERSIAL REPEAT CONTESTANT SPILLS ON THE NEW SEASON—AND WHY HE’S MISUNDERSTOOD
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
THE PALACE THEATRE IN LONDON’S West End has seen many hits over the years, Les Misérables among them. But surely nothing can compare to the hysteria surrounding its latest tenant, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth installment of the saga.
A DOZEN COOL THINGS TO SEE, HEAR, READ AND DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK
KARA WARNER Do people recognize you with short hair? Less people recognize me with the short hair. Hence I love the short hair. I like the 30 minutes a day I save on looking for hair ties, but my wife misses my ponytail. You’ve had a meteoric rise
Christian Lorentzen’s got these bookmarked.
AFTER MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF IN SMALLER FILMS—AND EARNING AN OSCAR NOD—THE ACTRESS GETS READY TO SHINE IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS OF THE YEAR
DISNEY KNOWS NOSTALGIA IS A potent force, especially when it comes to the Force. Last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens became the third highest-grossing film of all time and kicked off a run of six new Star Wars movies that will hit theaters befor
J.A. Bayona’s tear-jerking fantasy film doesn’t come close to earning its inevitably devastating emotional climax.
1. Beyoncé, ‘Formation’ Where do you start with “Formation”? It’s an unapologetic, specific document of black womanhood for a nation struggling with systemic racism. It’s the perfect epilogue for Lemonade, the “visual album” that mined Beyoncé’s per
PATRICK GOMEZ 1 She Has 4.9 Million YouTube Subscribers “I still can’t believe it happened,” the YouTube star, 20, known for her comedy videos, says of being named INSTANT’s Breakout Creator at the Streamy Awards in October. “It’s cool to remind my
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
OR (WHY MICHAEL KEATON WOULD RATHER BE A DOG)
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
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