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.
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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.
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.
Joe Moran’s book Shrinking Violets is a sweeping history that doubles as a (quiet) defense of timidity.
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Pete Holmes’s new HBO series is a refreshing break from the darkness of similar prestige shows about the lives of stand-ups.
The 12 Years a Slave director’s video installation Ashes highlights that death is narrative but existence is not.
The Tonight Show host, long derided for his lack of hard-hitting political material, is struggling to stay relevant in 2017.