Disney's sequels will revive many of the filmmaking techniques of the original trilogy. Is that savvy nostalgia marketing, or an earnest challenge to the rest of the movie industry?
A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?
New accounts of child abuse from a football player have sparked a conversation about black fatherhood, but that just obscures the real issues here.
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The NFL commissioner portrays himself as a guy who takes after his father, a principled senator who opposed Nixon. His actions reveal just the opposite.
The “commercial” movie that wasn’t
Unlike some histories of the blues, the documentary Take Me to the River revitalizes its subject by grappling both with racism and contemporary pop.
Ten years ago, illustrator Mirko Ilic combined three visual cliches to create a fresh, enduring emblem for gay marriage.
With Perfidia, the novelist mines racial tensions in wartime Los Angeles, digging into the city's dark past once again to work through his own.
In which I am finally, inevitably, disappointed
So Ariana Grande strains to put her best face forward. Who doesn't?
Join our Twitter book club to read the comic artist's coming-of-age memoir.
But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds.
The glory of old films, memories, and the existential therapy of nostalgia
Extraordinary as it is, Richard Linklater's film avoids the topic of race in ways that are all too common for its genre, for Hollywood, and for America.
And, in the process, they created a nation of readers.
An overdue love letter to the extraordinary meta gangster movie
Novelist Edan Lepucki looks to the subversive metaphors in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale for lessons in channeling characters' weird, rebellious spirits.
Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one's virginity.
The demure look returning to runways this year once sparked a cultural uprising as it edged out the mini and angered feminists.
Come for the infant abduction, stay for the yodeling.