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The films 4.1 Miles, Watani: My Homeland, The White Helmets, and Fire at Sea are all up for Academy Awards this year—and all deal with the migrant crisis or the Syrian conflict.
Celebrities are celestial because of Shakespeare. And because of Chaucer. And because of the weird workings of the movie camera.
His team-up with Calvin Harris and Migos on "Slide" scrambles some expectations, but mostly just sounds like summer.
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Macon Blair’s directorial debut, a big winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, swerves wildly between indie comedy and ultra-violence.
The Fences actor might collect his third Oscar this year, an achievement only attained by a handful of Hollywood’s biggest icons.
The Key & Peele comedian Jordan Peele makes a confident, richly textured debut as a writer and director.
Neil Gaiman’s remarkable new book has triggered a debate about who, exactly, owns pagan tales.
The massive shopping center, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, wants to bring on a writer-in-residence—to write in the mall, about the mall, and for the mall.
The Oscar-nominated documentary offers a compelling portrait of how the migration crisis affects, and doesn’t affect, a tiny island off the Italian coast.
The Oscar-nominated Manchester by the Sea director has a long history of portraying the lives of doormen, janitors, and waiters. But he seems uninterested in social change on their behalf.
She can’t seem to get her music or politics evaluated without a mention of her supposed rival Taylor Swift.
A $100 million gangster epic starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci has become too risky a proposition for major studios.
The new documentary returns to a safe haven for LGBTQ youths of color first examined in the landmark film Paris Is Burning.
In only now canceling the Breitbart editor’s book deal, the publisher is left with no goodwill, no payday, and no valid reason for working with him in the first place.
Caryl Churchill’s newest work explores the solace of community amid an apocalypse.
Ponte City, Africa’s tallest apartment block, is a mainstay of movies about the end of the world—but it was once an apartheid-era architectural triumph.
Listening to stories of grisly murders allows some people to exorcise their fears, and the community built around the show encourages listeners to take care of themselves.
The novels offer more than a good story—they can also be integral to critical-thinking skills, especially during periods of political turmoil.