Nomadland follows in the tradition of The Grapes of Wrath.
Evil pro-lifers, warm-hearted gal pals, kindly Planned Parenthood workers … One character is missing: the baby.
Great atmospherics, but the plot is missing.
Its spacious galleries and renovated courtyard have plenty of room for cautious museumgoers.
There is a difference between hearing something and actually listening to it, and Twenty Thousand Hertz’s Dallas Taylor understands this.
A new book argues that a stress reaction, not a sonic weapon, caused the mysterious symptoms experienced by American diplomats
A cult-classic novel from the 1920s about a modern-day St. Francis continues to fascinate.
The effect will be to allow the vast majority of our society to share thoughts freely and publicly, just as
About the Fourth Plinth program in London’s Trafalgar Square: Beauty will save the world — and ugliness will ruin it.
A public service — and smashing great read — for twentysomethings and others.
Michael Shellenerger makes a good case for a hopeful, pragmatic, populist environmentalism.
Imperfect in life, he played imperfect men who are nonetheless worth looking up to, even today.
Long-simmering complaints about pay and treatment still need to be addressed.
folklore risks putting Swift’s fans to sleep.
Even in a Holocaust-adjacent movie, what’s the point of ramming home the same point in a hundred sickening ways?
Hannibal Lecter, for example, and the cowboy who keeps 30 paces from either of his dueling foes
Drop what you’re doing and watch it now, children of the ’90s.
Two beautiful museum buildings show old and new seamlessly.
The movie, streaming on Netflix, attempts to rewrite history, taking sides with the Cuban regime against the Cuban people and
America’s leading good guy sticks to what works in Greyhound.
On this holiday celebrating our beginnings, today’s raging, bored, and bossy mob may need a dose of history paintings.
Why Lawrence of Arabia holds up so well.
A new book explores the ideological wellsprings of ethnic and racial identitarianism.
The Last Poets’ eloquence outshines the ‘no justice, no peace’ drone of today.
A new low-budget sci-fi movie straight out of the 1950s asks deeper questions.
As recent events show, the elites simply don’t play by the same rules as the rest of the country.
The new series by David Simon and Ed Burns is beautifully shot and acted, but its message of looming totalitarianism
Competing in the ultimate physical, social, and mental challenge, contestants demonstrate how much excellence human beings are capable of.
In A Land Apart, Flannery Burke explores a distinctive region that is an integral part of our nation.
A history of hysteria and syphilis reveals how the separation of neurology and psychiatry has complicated our understanding of mental
He survived the crash of 1929 by working from dawn to dusk, always loving America and defending its founding principles.
A lot of stale humor pads Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix standup set.
Houston’s MFA and NY’s Hispanic Society offer Velázquez honchos, Goya’s hot-tamale Duchess, and Sorolla en la playa.
The first lady exaggerates racial slights against her in her new Netflix documentary.
Good cause, bad TV.
A book on cocktail-making gives Catholics a new hobby for time stuck indoors.
Muriel Spark on personal morality after social crisis
Napoléon visits plague victims (and does not social distance), skeletons dance, an archangel intervenes.
Literature amid a pandemic.
Neal Bascomb’s account of the improbable victory of René Dreyfus over Nazi Germany’s elite racing team has speed, depth, and
The sci-fi great’s Foundation novels are an unrealistic depiction of free will, civilization, and crisis management.
If he were around today, he’d be mocking today’s pieties, not joining the chorus. A new documentary about him misses
A new book traces the history of American feminism and how it became entangled with the abortion-rights movement.
People who read novels all have the one that got away — the one big famous book they have started,
The musical master turns 90 on Sunday.
The zombie can represent anything, or nothing—and that may be the source of its pop-culture durability.
Tara Westover’s Educated hides a deep and unsettling point.
Two big design-world news stories of the week.
‘The most interesting man in London,’ a 19th-century wit, continues to entertain and instruct.
Persons are not gods, but neither are they robots.