A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
The veteran CBS reporter, who announced his retirement from 60 Minutes last week, was 84.
The follow-up to Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s 2014 frat comedy has some smart things to say about gender roles.
Better replay technology and refereeing rules don’t necessarily make sports any less messy—or fair.
Megyn Kelly’s interview of Donald Trump made it clear once again: The definition of “bullying” has expanded almost to the point of meaninglessness.
In the middle of Chance the Rapper’s new album, Coloring Book—right after a dance tune about “drinking all night”…
A subset of fans are protesting the new movie ahead of its July release—with many speciously insisting their complaints have nothing to do with its female leads.
Even if she doesn’t have to record with Dr. Luke anymore, his company still can do things like stop her from performing at the Billboard Awards.
After a play turned into a punch, it’s time for the game to think seriously about the best way to police itself.
Guy Clark, one of the finest songwriters in Texas country history and a Nashville legend, has died. A…
The imported British miniseries is both a dazzling six-part spy story and a James Bond audition tape for its star, Tom Hiddleston.
For the writer Mark Haddon, Miles Davis’s seminal jazz album Bitches Brew is a reminder of the beauty and power of challenging works.
The Oklahoma City center Steven Adams has apologized for calling his black opponents “quick little monkeys.”
The uplifting Coloring Book makes profound use of Millennial nostalgia.
Saxophonist J.D. Allen’s new record makes the case that any genre that pretends to represent the full scope of U.S. culture can’t ignore black music.
The IOC says up to 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing at the games in Rio.
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A mother and daughter wade through the loss of father and son in Olja Savičević’s bleakly bizarre novel Adios, Cowboy.
Wide, wild eyes, a migration of facial features toward the center—could you be suffering from this grim condition? A very short book excerpt.
Max Porter’s debut novel careens between mocking hilarity and heartbreaking sorrow.