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The Circuit, Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s latest book, deftly chronicles tennis’s 2017 season with a joyful reverence.
The host of the new Netflix series Patriot Act turns a tested sphere—the topical talk show—into an immigrant home.
The Showtime series about a real-life prison break is just the latest work in the Peak TV era to suffer from existential confusion.
A triumph at Cannes earlier this year, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film is a quietly devastating drama about a family living on the edges of Japanese society.
LeBron James has just started his next act with the Lakers. But when he retires, what will become of the endless debate over which player is the Greatest of All Time?
In a new memoir and solo album, the Wilco bandleader supplants the “tortured artist” trope with the universality of suffering.
The former teen star broke down in excruciatingly public fashion five years ago. Her return brings up pointed questions about the way society handles struggling celebrities.
Andy Serkis directs an all-star voice cast in a grittier take on the Jungle Book stories. But the film is bogged down by weak visuals and a bland story.
The animator behind SpongeBob SquarePants, who died this week at the age of 57, invented a cult oddity that also managed to become a global brand.
A resident physician at the hospital that helped inspire the NBC show explains the dark side of the feel-good series.
Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone profoundly altered the racial subtext of America’s most iconic sports-film franchise.
Intimate in focus yet vast in scope, the director’s homage to his childhood in early-1970s Mexico City may be the best film of the year.
The Showtime series by Jed Rothstein and Alex Gibney looks at the recent history of American presidents trying to supersede the rule of law.
The sequel to Ryan Coogler’s Rocky spin-off had a spectacular opening weekend at the box office, which suggests a bright future for the series.
Future Sounds, a new book on the history of machine-made pop and classical songs, suggests that the radical power of the synthetic has largely been forgotten.
The unsettling stories in The Lonesome Bodybuilder are deeply preoccupied with the yawning disconnect between people.
The director of The Lobster has made a film that’s right in his wheelhouse: a period dramedy set in a palace full of mean aristocrats vying for power.
As the sport gets faster and scores climb higher, a formerly traditionalist program and its star quarterback embrace the future.
The scandal that led to an impeachment helped shape the America of 2018. Twenty years later, however, it also serves as a reminder of the stubbornness of the status quo.
For one writer, Gustave Flaubert’s tragic masterpiece has an offbeat and deeply poignant connection to Thanksgiving.
A jester shares his complex philosophy of life and work.