Why Female Cannibals Frighten and Fascinate—Kate Robertson analyzes the danger and appeal of insatiable women in Raw, Santa Clarita Diet, and The Lure.
Beauty and the Beast: A Tale as Old as Time, Told Worse—David Sims bemoans the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney masterpiece.
The Future Cult Classics at South by Southwest—David Sims investigates some of the movies making waves at this year’s festival in Austin.
The Summer-Blockbuster Season Has Already Begun—David Sims looks at how films like Logan and Kong: Skull Island are mainstays of a month that was usually left to broad comedies and family films.
Song to Song Is a Dizzying Romance With Little to Say—David Sims reviews the master auteur Terrence Malick’s latest film, which boasts an all-star cast.
What’s So ‘American’ About John Milton’s Lucifer?—Edward Simon shows how the fallen archangel and antagonist of the epic poem Paradise Lost was a self-made, individualistic iconoclast.
The Case Against the Grammar Scolds—Megan Garber argues that the lexicographer Kory Stamper’s new book Word by Word is an eloquent defense of a “live and let live” approach to English.
Is Girls Heading Toward a Conventional Happy Ending?—Sophie Gilbert wonders where the HBO show is going after an unexpected twist.