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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
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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
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
J.A. Bayona’s tear-jerking fantasy film doesn’t come close to earning its inevitably devastating emotional climax.
EDDIE REDMAYNE IS STANDING WITH his toes pointed out and his heels together. He picks up his right foot and very gingerly sets it down in front of him at the same awkward angle as it started, without creating any sound. “When you track a creature,” h
MEGAN MCCLUSKEY DESPITE ITS NAME, The Walking Dead has never really been about the zombies. From the show’s first episode, in which Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) awakens from a coma to find the world as he knew it overrun by the undead, AMC’s hit dra
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
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 influence of Game of Thrones is palpable in this edgy new network drama.
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