A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
The late Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning poet Galway Kinnell excelled at creating immersive moments. The stanzas and scenes…
The talented young rapper overhauls his sound on Big Fish Theory to criticize both the rap world and racism.
Exposing the disconnect between socially constructed beauty standards and the movement of acceptance
The Netflix show about a short-lived ’80s wrestling league for women is smart, funny, and subversive.
The team’s notorious “Process,” founded on tanking games, inched closer to paying off with this year’s NBA draft.
Sofia Coppola’s new film deploys stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell perfectly in a Civil War-era battle of wits.
A new Netflix documentary considers the dangerous ramifications of Bollea v. Gawker for the free press.
Kumail Nanjiani has transmuted a remarkable true story into a warm, big-hearted summer film that deserves to be a blockbuster.
The band’s masterpiece of 20 years ago communicated panic with a strangely charming smirk.
The tech giant just hired two industry heavy-hitters as it tries to move into a realm occupied by Netflix and Amazon: scripted television.
This installment marks director Michael Bay's final outing, but the loud, unpleasant franchise isn't planning to go away.
Spike’s new series, adapted from a Stephen King novella, is an absorbing supernatural thriller.
Twenty years ago, the George Clooney-starring comic-book sequel flopped with critics and audiences—and set Hollywood heroes on a new path.
The dark ending to Season 3 may force transformation on Jimmy.
Memorializing Manhattan’s earliest African residents
Readers respond to articles in the May issue.
A very short book excerpt
Is Yayoi Kusama’s new participatory-art exhibit about seeking profound experiences—or posting selfies?