A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment
In celebrating actresses shot without makeup, the artistic institution is jumping on a bandwagon rather than taking a brave stand.
Mackenzie Davis on why her new film’s portrayal of complex friendships between women feels so authentic
For centuries, the metal was a respected symbol of royalty and immortality. In more recent history it has come to be associated with dictators, pop stars, and a lack of refinement.
Turning the hit musical into a pop album highlights the romance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songs.
The Daily Show host was measured, respectful, and challenging in his 26-minute conversation with TheBlaze pundit Tomi Lahren.
The jazz saxophonist went from 1960s pop stardom to years of self-imposed exile, but he’s now producing some of the best music of his career.
The Natalie Portman-starring film follows Jacqueline Kennedy’s efforts to navigate public life in the days after her husband’s assassination.
Daniel Boorstin’s 1962 classic on celebrity, fame, and America’s tenuous relationship to facts remains as poignant as it is prophetic.
The new SyFy show, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, is set in a dystopian future U.S. ravaged by climate change and ruled by multinationals.
A slew of cover-song recommendations come from reader Dan Paton: How about Joss Stone’s version…
The singer’s first post-breakout album is even slicker and more ’80s-indebted than his last—though also strangely conflicted.
A new documentary series, co-produced by the quarterback, Michael Strahan, and Gotham Chopra, is a surprisingly meditative look at the way sports give people a sense of meaning in life.
I tend to favor depressing Christmas songs, but reader Adam Feiges probably has a better idea during this…
The actress and former Church devotee takes aim at its practices in a new eight-part series on A&E.
Kenneth Lonergan’s new film succeeds not because of its sad tale, but because of its humor and empathy.
A new production of the 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical switches the gender of its main character from male to female, making an old show sharply relevant.
Bad news for Paul: Gilmore Girls, for all its charms, has never been terribly fond of outsiders.
From reader Daniel: I really like your “most transformative cover songs.” Here’s a suggestion…
She sleeps with a source. She falls asleep while talking to another one. It’s no wonder she hasn’t won her Pulitzer yet.