The headliner at Donald Trump’s inauguration co-wrote and starred in an abysmal 2008 vanity project that nonetheless presents an occasionally interesting self-portrait of red state America.
Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love
From David, a reader in Oakland: I hope it’s not too late to point out…
In the aftermath of November’s election, many readers who had been shocked by Donald Trump’s victory shared poems that helped…
Acts like 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, and the Piano Guys offered the comfort of looking backwards.
After a promising debut last fall, NBC’s quirky, metaphysical comedy enjoyed a terrific first season—only to brilliantly upend its entire premise in the final episode.
In his new film, which features a brilliant performance from James McAvoy as a man with 23 personalities, the oft-derided director may have finally found a return to form.
Recent presidential installation ceremonies have been studiously planned and free of major disasters. It hasn’t always been so.
This is the song I have stuck in my head after reading David Sims’s review of The Founder…
No modern Republican commander-in-chief has featured a poet at their swearing-in ceremony, and it appears neither will Trump.
In a bland and forgettable new film, Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the cut-throat businessman behind the McDonald’s franchise.
The all-time great catcher, soon to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame, embodies the qualities of his time—for better and for worse.
An extremely comprehensive guide to the ceremonies—and the festivities—of the United States’s 58th presidential inauguration
From museums to Meryl Streep, the discussion around culture creators’ responses to Trump often misses the point.
Gregor Hens’s Nicotine describes a life spent chasing moments of heightened power.
The fantastic new film treats numbers as an instrument of meritocracy. It’s not alone in that.
A mix of patriotic balladeers and apolitical acts will take the stage on Thursday and Friday.
Reader Barry highlights a band of two young kids and their father that became a YouTube sensation several…
In its fourth season the BBC show turned its main character into a superhero, and lost everything that made it special in the process.
The show, once hosted by Donald Trump and now hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, manages to celebrate diversity and to mock it—both at the same time.
The film is poised to gross at least $100 million on a comparatively small budget—yet another reminder that audiences will pay to see diverse stories.
Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of the novel Eileen, opens up about coping with depression, how writing saved her life, and finding solace in an overlooked song.