Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment
The new comedy on Starz presents itself as a satire of cable news, but mostly wrings laughs from watching the Shakespearean actor subvert his dignified reputation.
Her bizarre, challenging, and dazzling writing has become integral to the Brazilian literary canon, and has attracted a small but fierce cult following around the world.
Noah Baumbach’s new film stars Greta Gerwig as an energetic 30-something who’s having as hard a time growing up as the young student she mentors.
The author has doubled down on an earlier claim that he once considered adoption—not to help children, but to help his “creative process.”
Why Yale University Library decided to preserve nearly 3,000 horror and exploitation movies on VHS
E•MO•TION tackles romance with precision, clarity, and supreme exuberance.
The anonymous British street artist’s ambitious new installation features an orca jumping out of a toilet, ritual book burnings, and a dead Cinderella.
IFC’s mockumentary series, from Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Seth Meyers, gets its comedy from meticulous attention to detail rather than easy punchlines.
A lovable nerd who’s also a ruthless killing machine
125 years after his birth, the author known for his eerie tales—and his racist beliefs—has had one of the biggest comebacks in Western literature.
Straight Outta Compton attempted to bolster his legacy by leaving part of it out.
The smash Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the growing movement encouraging Americans to take a closer look at the Founding Father’s life and legacy.
The original Apatow blockbuster considers an age-old, and also thoroughly modern, question: How do you define adulthood?
Though there are big-budget franchise pictures on the horizon (Mockingjay Part 2, Spectre), the upcoming movie season sees a wider mix of genres and smaller-scale efforts on offer, with hardly a tentpole film in sight.
The Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Al Aswany explains how one word in Dostoyevsky’s novel The House of the Dead showed him how literature can help us understand one another.
The Nora Ephron comedy, starring the talented actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack, sags under the weight of lazy stereotype.
It’s the new circle of life: Stars sing the songs that they and fans grew up on, and no one’s embarrassed.
The coffee company is out with the fake ingredients, in with the real.
A director at the fashion brand Hervé Léger has served up yet another reminder of the hostility fashion houses can hold for the people who wear their creations.