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Initially written for his own "best beloved," Just So Stories was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.
FAIRY TALES USUALLY INVOLVE A happily-ever-after, and Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi’s love story is no exception. Riggs, 37, and Mafi, 28, were already best-selling writers when they met: he is the author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Ch
WHEN I’M CHANNEL SURFING, I find it impossible not to stop on the following: Notting Hill, the Julia Roberts movie, and any kind of true-crime show. Notting Hill because it just makes you feel good; true-crime shows because they pull you into a myste
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.
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
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
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
Christian Lorentzen’s got these bookmarked.
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
Michael Chabon has written about superheroes and alternate histories. His new memoiristic novel required just as much imagination.
SARAH BEGLEY IN THE WORLD OF MIDDLE-SCHOOL literature, the how-I-spent-my-summer novel is a genre, and the how-I-spent-my-summer-with-my-grandparents novel its subgenre—Richard Peck’s A Long Way From Chicago and Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons are cl
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
THE MODERN FAMILY STAR, 40, VOICES SHANGRI LLAMA IN ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
The painstaking process of bringing a children’s classic to life.
ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO I stumbled upon a shoebox filled with junk that had been gathering dust in a closet since my dad’s death. I found an old slide rule, a really nice stapler—and four fountain pens. To my amazement, they worked almost as well as they
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
It's not just what you type, but how it looks when you type it.
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
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
E.B. Fresh off his turn as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Beyond, Pine, 35, stars in Hell or High Water, a neo-western heist drama in which two brothers steal from a chain of Texas banks to save their family ranch. What resonated with you about your cha
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
JESSICA FECTEAU KIMBERLY HEBERT GREGORY After years of vying for a place in Hollywood, the actress, 43, is hitting her stride with a new HBO show PROFESSION Actress BORN Houston LIVES Los Angeles WOMAN IN CHARGE Hebert Gregory plays the hea
IN THE VENN DIAGRAM REPRESENTING people who adore horror movies and those who take them so deeply to heart that they can barely watch them, the intersection is a jagged oval shaped something like the mouth of the guy in Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Som
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
LUKE CAGE streams on Netflix September 30.
TARA JOHN At the age of 19, Polly Stenham was catapulted to fame when her play That Face—the first thing she ever wrote, she says, other than “terrible poetry”—was discovered in a writing workshop and produced by London’s Royal Court Theatre to wide
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
On interstellar reshoots and corset relief.
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