A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Inside the massive, two-year museum effort to conserve The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough’s famed 18th-century portrait
Members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill team up for political rock that seems immediately obsolete.
What to expect from the 69th ceremony honoring the best of television
Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, by the Indonesian author of Beauty Is a Wound, is a surreal, poignant account of a teen attempting to become a man.
The writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s metaphor-rich horror movie is a work of amazing ambition—and definitely not for everyone.
Maja Lunde’s climate-fiction debut uses species extinction to ask its human characters: What’s more important, self-interest or sacrifice?
The comic-book writer discusses working for Marvel, the loneliness of novel-writing, and why her epic-fantasy series is mostly populated by women and characters of color.
The FX comedy-drama by Pamela Adlon is one of the sharpest and most poignant shows in recent memory.
In What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir, the politician has become cautiously diaristic.
Amid raising $44 million, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé blew past the question of whether it’d be divisive to talk about climate change.
The manic-pixie yas kweens squirm under Trump in Season 4.
The Sour Heart author discusses Roberto Bolaño’s “Dance Card,” humanizing minor characters through irreverence, and homing in on history’s footnotes.
The young artist’s 1992 Deluxe is a super-fun, smart celebration of how identity is tied to culture.
Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Gwendoline Christie star in a returning series gone very wrong.
The Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow lost his job after clashing with the real power behind the franchise: the producer Kathleen Kennedy.
The physician and author Victoria Sweet finds her purpose.
Katherine Dunn’s cult classic, Geek Love, has eclipsed her debut, Attic, for too long.
Revisiting the work of A. E. Housman
The HBO show’s Season 2 finale takes a Sliding Doors approach to its characters’ lives—to masterful effect.
The director of The Lobster talks about the dark premise of his follow-up, working with stars like Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, and his unique sensibility.