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Topics: Scotland Yard and Kidnapping
Topics: Scotland Yard and Kidnapping
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
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.
THE FRENCH FILM GODDESS IS STILL STEAMING UP THE SCREEN IN ELLE AND THINGS TO COME. BONJOUR, OSCAR?
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
The most successful comedian in the world is also undoubtedly the busiest. Inside the industrious mind and fast-growing empire of Kevin Hart. “I’M GIVING YOU 100%,” Kevin Hart says with commitment, settling into a chair in a conference room inside h
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
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.
1. Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed It was submerged by the Hamilton tidal wave, but in any other season George C. Wolfe’s splashy, talent-packed re-creation of a landmark black musical of the 1920s
SARAH BEGLEY CERTAIN BOOKS LEAVE READERS FEELING THEY KNOW EVERY MINUTE detail of a character’s inner life, as if they were lifelong companions and daily confidants. Paul Auster’s massive new novel, 4 3 2 1, is such a book. The concept behind the 8
KARA WARNER You go head-to-head with Bryan Cranston in your new comedy Why Him? What was your favorite day on-set? One of the main reasons I did it was to work with Bryan. I think a lot of people forget that he came from comedy and how funny he is.
JESSICA CHASTAIN IN MISS SLOANE.
THE ACTOR, 49, STARS IN THE NEW MOVIE XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
WHO NEEDS REALITY TV WHEN reality itself gives us so many narrative twists? That’s the question NBC, in bringing back its Celebrity Apprentice franchise with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, seems not to have considered. The show’s previous host, Dona
PEEK INSIDE THE CHEERFUL MANHATTAN CONDO, WHICH THE YOUNGER STAR CALLS ‘A SOPHISTICATED PLAYROOM’
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
Meryl Streep shows the power of a middle-aged dreamer in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins
THE FENCES STARS TALK ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP, THEIR REUNION & THE PERILS OF THEIR INTENSE ROLES
How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.
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.
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
The master of supernatural suspense returns with Split, a psychological thriller that explores mental illness. Shyamalan discusses the untapped potential of the human brain and the changing nature of diversity in Hollywood
IT CONQUERED BROADWAY. NEXT STOP, THE WORLD
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
He became a TV icon on Growing Pains, but the star’s favorite role was as a real-life father of 3
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, the 36-year-old creator of the hit musical, talks about trusting his instincts, the value of a vacation, and how he accidentally married the oldest form of entertainment with the newest form of social media.
ELIANA DOCKTERMAN The former How I Met Your Mother star returns to television as Count Olaf, a man scheming after three orphans’ vast fortune, in a new Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s delightfully macabre children’s books, A Series of Unfortu
AFTER A TURBULENT YEAR, THE STAR IS BLISSFULLY IN LOVE, STARRING IN A HOT NEW SHOW AND OPENING UP ABOUT THE LIFE LESSONS SHE’S LEARNED
THE MODERN FAMILY STAR, 40, VOICES SHANGRI LLAMA IN ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE