In writing, originality doesn’t have to mean rejecting traditional forms.
Houston’s dominance once looked like the sport’s biggest success story. Now their whole legacy is in doubt.
Makoto Shinkai’s bold and charming Weathering With You is set in a world ending so gradually, people barely notice it anymore.
The streaming service has turned the star’s controversial e-commerce brand into a series. Soft-lit chaos ensues.
The rapper’s “Darkness” video tries to fight gun violence while also glorifying it.
The author, who is an Academy Award voter, inadvertently captured why Hollywood’s biggest ceremony faces a diversity problem year after year.
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The absorbing posthumous album Circles shows the rapper considering his own fragility.
The new film starring Robert Downey Jr. as a doctor who talks to animals is transfixing at times, if only because it’s such a disaster.
The MLB has handed harsh penalties to Houston for sign stealing, but revoking the team’s ill-gained 2017 championship is implausible.
RuPaul’s patchy Netflix comedy portrays a queer art form as one of healing, not rebellion.
A lawsuit filed by Francesca Gregorini argues that the Apple TV+ series Servant shares eerie similarities with her 2013 film, The Truth About Emanuel.
Two dramas—Dare Me and Spinning Out—follow girls as they juggle their competitive ambitions and interpersonal relationships.
Every year, plenty of excellent films are excluded from the awards-season conversation for reasons that have nothing to do with talent or artistry. This year is no different.
Over the centuries, our magazine has prized great storytelling. Now we’re recommitting ourselves to publishing short fiction, beginning with a story by Lauren Groff.
“Often before I write a scene for the final time … I take a minute, close my eyes, and build the world of the scene around me.”
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Todd Phillips’s Joker is the biggest contender in an Academy Awards race featuring a single actor of color and no female directors.
The Outsider, HBO's new 10-part series about an inexplicable murder in a small Georgia town, misses the uncanny intrigue.
A London restaurant embodies the virtues of sustainability with a food system that generates zero waste.
The biopic draws power from its faithful retelling of a man’s wrongful conviction, but risks seeming more like a news summary than a narrative work.
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