He understands better than almost anyone how to turn angst into a hit.
Just embrace the chaos.
The genre’s popularity can feel like a relic of a bygone era—but these books share DNA with today’s bloodier thrillers.
In his new film, the 91-year-old actor-director gets back in the saddle.
The late comic’s best work exemplified his resistance to cheap, easy material, but also his utter unpretentiousness.
It’s not Bennifer or AOC.
With Harrow, her first novel in two decades, Joy Williams stares into the abyss.
The attacks altered the course of modern comedy, fueling the rise of political satire as a form of mainstream entertainment.
Impeachment: American Crime Story tells a humanizing story, but misses a bigger point.
A culture of acquiescing to Beijing’s censors is now the norm, and there’s little sign of it changing.
The late actor, best known for his work on The Wire, devoted himself fully to every role, no matter the size.
The Matrix author Lauren Groff spends a lot of time thinking about humanity’s past, present, and future.
The rapper embraces his caricature on his new album, but being in on the joke turns out to be pretty boring.
Worth, a Netflix movie about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, reminds us that tragedies can’t be neatly quantified.
Despite the public attention paid to big egos, colleges and universities run on the generosity of the common professor.
A short story
Karen Brown on how reading puts us in control
On Donda, the rapper conveys all the imagery of surrender, but little of the weight.
The show is about finding out how much your possessions are worth. But it has stayed popular because it values knowledge over money.
Nia DaCosta’s take on the 1992 horror classic finds new depths in an urban legend but drowns in its own innovation.