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Sept. 16 2016 12:11 PMWill Best Actress Be a Battle Between Natalie Portman and Emma Stone?They’re both A-listers showcasing the best performances of their careers. But which actress is the Oscar front-runner?
Sept. 15 2016 12:13 PMWhy Americans Are So Bloody Awful at British AccentsIf British actors’ American accents are “bang on,” why are Americans’ British accents such rubbish?
Sept. 14 2016 9:15 AMGood News, High Maintenance FansThe HBO version of the acclaimed web series doesn’t harsh the show’s mellow.
Sept. 13 2016 1:20 PMDoes the New York Times Have a False Balance Problem?Its public editor dismisses the criticism as irrational. She should take it a lot more seriously.
Sept. 13 2016 8:33 AMThe Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary ArtIt’s time to abandon the notion that everything must be a progression of what came before.
Sept. 12 2016 1:02 PMSeducing the A-ListThe author of a new book about legendary talent agency CAA on how Hollywood—and movie stardom—has changed over the past four decades.
Aug. 30 2016 12:31 PMDe La Soul Is AliveThe legendary trio returns with their first album in over a decade, and it’s excellent.
Aug. 1 2016 10:16 AMI Will Win!Trump loves Puccini—and new research is showing how fascism infused the composer’s work.
July 18 2016 1:01 PMOut of SlimeIn the 1980s, green goo oozed its way into the American consciousness. What became of all that sludge?
June 28 2016 9:01 PMAngels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
June 27 2016 1:28 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
June 20 2016 12:59 PMWhere Is the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Gun Control?And what would it look like?
May 30 2016 8:00 PMThe Black Film CanonThe 50 greatest movies by black directors.
May 27 2016 10:00 AMWhy Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
May 19 2016 5:51 AMThe SingingBehind the scenes as one of America’s most innovative opera companies adapts a Stephen King (and Stanley Kubrick) classic.
Sept. 15 2016 1:53 PMOK, American Horror Story’s Shameless Buzzmongering Totally Worked as a Setup for Season 6The premiere lived up to the hype.
Sept. 15 2016 9:30 AMTerrence Malick’s Voyage(s) of TimeThe director’s latest releases—two radically different versions of the same film—illustrate exactly why he’s become so polarizing.
Sept. 13 2016 1:24 PMHow Amos ’n’ Andy Paved the Way for Black Stars on TVWriter Trey Ellis on why he, Jesse Williams, and David Alan Grier want to make a movie about the infamous TV show.
Sept. 13 2016 9:39 AMThe Vagina Music of Walking and TalkingTwenty years ago, Nicole Holofcener’s debut flopped. Now, it feels like a prophecy about the women who rule pop culture.
Sept. 12 2016 6:54 PMColin Kaepernick’s Protest Is WorkingHis quiet gesture was precision engineered to accomplish exactly what it’s accomplished.
Sept. 12 2016 9:54 AMJust in Time for Our Impending Nuclear Holocaust … It’s Nena!The “99 Luftballons” singer on Trump, playing the U.S. for the first time, and the Americans who butcher her song at karaoke.
Aug. 17 2016 11:22 AMWhat’s It Like to Be an Audiobook Narrator?Simon Vance talks to Year of Great Books about narrating female characters, why he uses accents, and the many voices of Barchester Towers.
July 20 2016 5:30 AMWhen I First Heard Stakes Is HighHow De La Soul’s underappreciated album honored rap history without falling victim to gauzy nostalgia.
July 5 2016 1:13 PM“The Possibility of Violence Still Exists”An interview with Anonymous, the co-director of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence.
June 27 2016 3:00 PMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
June 23 2016 6:34 PMWhy Free State of Jones Isn’t Just Another White Savior MovieMany historians agree that Southern whites need a new kind of Civil War hero. Matthew McConaughey’s Newt Knight isn’t a bad start.
May 31 2016 5:45 AMWhat Makes Facebook Live Videos So Mind-Blowingly BadWith occasional glimmers of transcendence.
May 30 2016 4:12 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
May 24 2016 12:12 PMThe Spin DoctorHow one casting director made Dancing With the Stars the leader in celebrity image rehabilitation.
May 18 2016 1:48 PMGrowing Up BrontëThe productive, creative childhood of the Brontë sisters and how it influenced Jane Eyre.

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