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- Aug 21 20161 minute
Literature’s Very Worst Endings
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
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
La La Land, a Truly Modern Hollywood Musical, Strikes All the Best Chords
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
- Dec 25 20162 minutes
The Ten Best Books Of The Year
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.
- Jan 22 20171 minute
Obama Lit 101: Further Reading
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
- Jan 1 201710 minutes
These Brand Consultants Turned Nights On The Town Into Market Data
In 2013, Christopher Krietchman was walking down the street in Manhattan, worrying about his flailing meal-delivery company. Krietchman was the founder of Fresh Grill Café, which cooked and delivered healthy meals to New Yorkers. When he launched in
- Jan 9 20172 minutes
J.Lo & Drake Hot New Romance?
JEFF NELSON, with reporting by Elizabeth McNeil IS JENNY FROM THE BLOCK EXPLORING NEW territory? After Drake attended Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have concerts in Las Vegas twice in one week, rumors ignited that she and the rapper are an item—and they’re
- Sep 18 20166 minutes
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
- Apr 21 201624 minutes
Not All Practice Makes Perfect: Moving from naive to purposeful practice can dramatically increase performance.
In just our fourth session together, Steve was already beginning to sound discouraged. It was Thursday of the first week of an experiment that I had expected to last for two or three months, but from what Steve was telling me, it might not make much
- Dec 18 201627 minutes
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016
From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
The 10 Best Shows
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
- Jul 4 20161 minute
Sutton Foster’s Vibrant N.Y.C. Penthouse
PEEK INSIDE THE CHEERFUL MANHATTAN CONDO, WHICH THE YOUNGER STAR CALLS ‘A SOPHISTICATED PLAYROOM’
- Jul 7 20169 minutes
This Is Your Brain on Silence: Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making a remote and medium-sized country a world-famous tourist destination. The problem was that Finland was known as a rathe
- Feb 16 20174 minutes
How Hans Zimmer Became a Rock Star
The composer of films like Gladiator, Inception, and The Dark Knight has become so ubiquitous, he’s playing at Coachella.
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
Country’s New Darling
HOW THE TEXAS NATIVE WENT FROM NASHVILLE’S GO-TO SONGWRITER TO BREAKOUT STAR
- Aug 21 20162 minutes
The History of Plot
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
- Oct 3 20161 minute
With a Little Help, You Too Can Write a Young-Adult Novel
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
- Aug 21 20161 minute
How Much Does It Matter, Anyway?
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.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Javier Munoz Meet the New Hamilton!
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
- Feb 12 20176 minutes
The 2017 Grammys: Winners and Performances
Following along with music’s big award show
- Aug 22 20165 minutes
Off-Key, But on Point
Meryl Streep shows the power of a middle-aged dreamer in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins
- Jan 9 20172 minutes
Viola Davis & Denzel Washington
THE FENCES STARS TALK ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP, THEIR REUNION & THE PERILS OF THEIR INTENSE ROLES
- Jan 20 201711 minutes
Revisiting Anti-Bush Protest Music In The Trump Era
Remember "When the President Talks To God"? "American Idiot"? "Son of a Bush"? We do!
- Aug 8 20162 minutes
Harry Potter Returns to Work Magic on the West End Stage
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.
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
The Sad State Of Rock At The Grammys
How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.
- Feb 6 20171 minute
Four Roads Diverge In A Wood
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
- Jul 18 20161 minute
132. Hamilton Is Hitting the Road
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
- Dec 20 20162 minutes
The Curious Case of Nile Rodgers's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award
The induction class is a buffet of various kinds of uncool, made more perplexing by the disco band Chic’s 11th snub.
- Jun 1 20143 minutes
Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music
Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
- Feb 1 20177 minutes
Why restoring civics education to America’s classrooms is more important than ever
- Oct 10 20167 minutes
IT CONQUERED BROADWAY. NEXT STOP, THE WORLD