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Against the Rage Machine
A strange mania governs the people of our great nation, a mania that these days results in many individual and collective miseries. This is the love of opinion,…
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11 hours ago
Brendan Fraser on His Comeback, Disappearance, and the Experience that Nearly Ended His Career
Brendan Fraser wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green…
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14 hours ago
Nicole Cliffe on Twitter: "Ooh, I WOULD like to hear your best movie watching experience of all time (quality of film not important.)"
Favorite tweet:

1. Malcolm X, opening weekend, Times Square.

2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, opening day (which was also my last day of sophomore year HS), San Jose CA.

3. Dogville, Cannes premiere

4. U2: Rattle and Hum with insanely pumped up fans, San Jose.

5. Wild Zero, TIFF. https://t.co/Fn7L50IO3Q

— Mike D'Angelo (@gemko) February 22, 2018

http://twitter.com/gemko/status/966529181793202182
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yesterday
This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read
Alex Miller’s spare room had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end identified…
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yesterday
Why the women in my family cherish fine china - Philly
Willie Mae Lee holds up a cup from her fine china and glassware collection in her Laverock, Pa., home. This painted cup had been part of her mother-in-law’s…
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yesterday
Review: ‘Quest’ Is a Moving Portrait of an American Family
Christopher and Christine’a Rainey in the documentary “Quest,” directed by Jonathan Olshefski. Colleen Stepanian/First Run Features Barack Obama is not the…
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2 days ago
Roth Agonistes
Why Write?: Collected Nonfiction 1960–2013 by Philip Roth Philip Roth; drawing by David Levine Why write? Philip Roth answered the question in a 1981 interview…
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4 days ago
Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
At right, from the top, David Pecker, the chairman of American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer; Karen McDougal, a former Playmate of the…
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6 days ago
The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing
Illustration by Ben Kirchner Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. In a canyon in the Rocky Mountain…
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8 days ago
A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia
R ussia is a land of stories. Stories of the czar and his people, of Lenin and the revolution, of the Great Patriotic War; of the transformation of a backward…
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8 days ago
Kelly increasingly isolated as Porter scandal rages on
John Kelly's office remains a microcosm of the personnel issues facing the administration. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Turbulence in this West Wing is…
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9 days ago
Where are the black ballplayers in baseball?
This is the first in a series “Where are the black ballplayers?” in which we dive deep into the current state of affairs for African-American baseball players…
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10 days ago
Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell
One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message…
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10 days ago
At This Film Institute, the Course Material Is Killer
A figment of H. P. Lovecraft’s wicked imagination, Miskatonic University is the Harvard of his horror stories. It appears to be a typical New England college,…
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11 days ago
American Spies Paid $100,000 to Russian Who Wanted to Sell Material on Trump
The headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md. Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency BERLIN — After months of secret negotiations, a…
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12 days ago
VFX Master Warns Against the Overuse of Razzle-Dazzle Visual Effects
George Brich/AP Photo Fresh off 'Star Wars' in 1977, Erland (center) and fellow model makers Paul Houston (left) and Lorne Peterson created spaceships for TV’s…
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13 days ago
Dan Benjamin 🐍 on Twitter: "Me, age 8, autographs in hand. #Eagles… "
Favorite tweet:

Me, age 8, autographs in hand.#Eagles pic.twitter.com/Z1d1v202ub

— Dan Benjamin 🐍 (@danbenjamin) February 8, 2018

http://twitter.com/danbenjamin/status/961709080002859009
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13 days ago
Glenn Kenny on Twitter: "Oh that Richard Stark feeling… "
Favorite tweet:

Oh that Richard Stark feeling pic.twitter.com/eORiY6mv2Q

— Glenn Kenny (@Glenn__Kenny) February 8, 2018

http://twitter.com/Glenn__Kenny/status/961628481485406209
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14 days ago
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy…
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15 days ago
After the Super Bowl, Trump Again Politicizes Football | The New Yorker
Favorite tweet:

The subject of the President’s latest tirade wasn’t the Eagles or the Patriots but the death of Edwin Jackson, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. https://t.co/ctdBZEQMUl

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 7, 2018

http://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/961215569033822208
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15 days ago
Adrienne Kennedy’s “He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box” Spins a Terrifying Tale of Poetry, Racism, and Doomed Love
Juliana Canfield (left) and Tom Pecinka play the young lovers at the heart of Adrienne Kennedy's daunting new work. Gerry Goodstein It’s June 1941, a dark,…
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16 days ago
Let's Stop Calling Movies Feminist
In SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933), Mae West calls all the shots but is still always a woman I amso sick of people calling movies “feminist.” In the past few years,…
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16 days ago
The Recipe for Life
Some quirk in me enabled me to ride the bare rails of my father’s memory into the past. Illustration by Greg Clarke Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more…
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17 days ago
Opinion | This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry
Uma Thurman in New York. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by By Feb. 3, 2018 Yes, Uma Thurman is mad. She has been raped. She has been sexually…
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19 days ago
Showman - The New Yorker
Favorite tweet:

The Maysles brothers' early film Showman @FilmForumNYC a portrait of a Hollywood man and the Hollywood machine https://t.co/Pbp60bMaxX plus Meet Marlon Brando, weirdly same: https://t.co/znIFa9vsAp

— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) February 2, 2018

http://twitter.com/tnyfrontrow/status/959461341361770496
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20 days ago
Re:Coil, Pt. I - EP by Gramatik on Apple Music
Favorite tweet:

God damn this album rules

Re:Coil, Pt. I - EP by @Gramatik: https://t.co/YMzhVfq6Ds pic.twitter.com/2p6D66JlN7

— Matthew Cassinelli (@mattcassinelli) January 31, 2018

http://twitter.com/mattcassinelli/status/958832432190431233
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22 days ago
My Woody Allen Problem
From left, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen and Jerry Lacy in “Play It Again, Sam.” Paramount Pictures On the morning of the Oscar nominations, I was chatting with a…
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22 days ago
Shawn Medero on Twitter: "Back in 2001 @textism recommend Warren Chappell’s “A Short History of the Printed Word.” Deciding it was time to bump it to the top of my to-read list.… https://t.co/j3lSHnefWo"
Favorite tweet:

Back in 2001 @textism recommend Warren Chappell’s “A Short History of the Printed Word.” Deciding it was time to bump it to the top of my to-read list. pic.twitter.com/90GaeK7nTZ

— Shawn Medero (@soypunk) January 31, 2018

http://twitter.com/soypunk/status/958499788470628352
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23 days ago
Letter of Recommendation: Rodney Dangerfield
Allen Tannenbaum/Images Press/Getty Images. Imagine having no talent. Imagine being no good at all at something and doing it anyway. Then, after nine years,…
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23 days ago
Ryan Gallagher on Twitter: "My compulsion to buy all of the Ghibli art books has spread into also buying all of the Japanese editions, as they come in at my bookstore. I hesitate calling it a “problem.”… https://t.co/qKzUldlfJD"
Favorite tweet:

My compulsion to buy all of the Ghibli art books has spread into also buying all of the Japanese editions, as they come in at my bookstore. I hesitate calling it a “problem.” pic.twitter.com/zsbVfRf2hv

— Ryan Gallagher (@ryangallagher) January 30, 2018

http://twitter.com/ryangallagher/status/958195470622273536
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24 days ago
Design Discourse Is In A State Of Arrested Development
Here is an incomplete list of places where designers can find new writing about our craft to begin each workday: Designer News, Medium, A List Apart , Sidebar,…
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24 days ago
Vulcan Video on Twitter: "Happy #femalefilmakerfriday! Elaine May is now on our Director’s Wall. Don’t worry, the blu-ray of Ishtar is on its way!… https://t.co/UMjqUngHKE"
Favorite tweet:

Happy #femalefilmakerfriday! Elaine May is now on our Director’s Wall. Don’t worry, the blu-ray of Ishtar is on its way! pic.twitter.com/iTZFw1vLhz

— Vulcan Video (@VulcanVideoATX) January 27, 2018

http://twitter.com/VulcanVideoATX/status/957095548867235841
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27 days ago
Robert Farley on Twitter: "But if you think that @KentuckyPress has contributed something of unique value, whether in its Classic Hollywood series, or in military history, or on the history of Kentucky, please consider letting these folks know: https://t.
Favorite tweet:

Film fans, please help fight to save the University Press of Kentucky, which has published many excellent film books that would never see the light of day were it not for university presses like this one. https://t.co/JXEITVem5b

— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) January 25, 2018

http://twitter.com/mattzollerseitz/status/956608689078751232
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28 days ago
Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture - 99% Invisible
Ever noticed how the bricks on newer British buildings are bigger, or stopped to appreciate hand-stenciled wallpaper, or enjoyed a sip from a fancy…
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28 days ago
PAUL MORAND, 88, NOVELIST, IS DEAD
July 24, 1976, Page 26 The New York Times Archives PARIS, July 23 (Reuters)—Paul Morand, novelist, diplomat and member of the Academie Frangaise, died here…
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28 days ago
Jake Cole on Twitter: "… "
Favorite tweet:

pic.twitter.com/RgxDMGdUcD

— Jake Cole (@jake_p_cole) January 24, 2018

http://twitter.com/jake_p_cole/status/956311639774593024
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28 days ago
Peter Hotez vs. Measles and the Anti-Vaccination Movement
December 2017 Texas is at risk of a deadly measles outbreak, and yet few have been willing to cast blame on the state’s combative anti-vaccine movement. Enter…
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29 days ago
Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith "A whole I planned, Youth…
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4 weeks ago
On Rumors of the iPhone X Only Being Produced for One Year
Mike Wuerthele, writing for AppleInsider (headline: “ If iPhone X Demand Is Less Than Expected, Analyst Expects It to Be ‘End of Life’ When Replacements Ship…
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4 weeks ago
No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say
With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Arts and…
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4 weeks ago
Jews and Their Jokes
THE MAGAZINE: From the January 22 Issue The sources and substance of Jewish humor, from King David to Larry David. “How odd of God / To choose the Jews,” a…
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4 weeks ago
How Do We Make Movies About a War That Never Ends?
Entertaining or not, movies like ’12 Strong’ show the difficulty in trying to understand the Afghanistan War from within. Another January, another film that…
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5 weeks ago
The End of the Awl and the Vanishing of Freedom and Fun from the Internet
The Awl was a place where outsiders and the unpracticed could find a sympathetic audience and an opportunity to sound like themselves. Photograph by Alex Welsh…
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5 weeks ago
Yes, Taraji P. Henson — and Cinematographer — Are Better Than an Iffy “Proud Mary”
As the title character in “Proud Mary,” a shoot-’em-up film directed by Babak Najafi, Taraji P. Henson plays a badass assassin who develops maternal feelings…
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5 weeks ago
Writing Fiction in the Shadow of Jerusalem
I started writing fiction while a cloud of death and mourning hung heavy over Jerusalem. To be clear: death and mourning are always hovering in the air over…
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5 weeks ago
How Kendall Jenner is bringing back film (and ruining it for some)
‘When she got seen with that camera, it just went mental’ (Laura Breiling for The Lily) K endall Jenner isn’t only posing in front of a camera. She’s behind one…
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5 weeks ago
Sundance Film Festival: 5 Movies to Watch
Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in “Sorry to Bother You.” Doug Emmett Even as the movie business continues to shift its models, the Sundance Film Festival…
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5 weeks ago
Birdcage liners
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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5 weeks ago
It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech
For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure…
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5 weeks ago
It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone - The New York Times
Doug Chayka It’s not Apple’s fault that you feel enslaved by your phone. But the company that gave the world the modern smartphone has a perfect opportunity…
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5 weeks ago
Martin Puryear - Art - Review
On Sunday, when the Museum of Modern Art’s 30-year retrospective of the sculptor Martin Puryear opens, the New York art world will find itself in what may be an…
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5 weeks ago
Pressure (1976)
Clip seen during I Am Not Your Negro
movies  cinema 
5 weeks ago
'The Iron Orchard': Brushes With Fortune in the West Texas Oil Patch
The Making of ‘The Iron Orchard’: Brushes with Fame and Fortune in the West Texas Oil Patch Can a 1960s novel with a cult following finally become the…
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5 weeks ago
Pop Culture’s Great Awokening
In 2017, it was possible to see parables everywhere. The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency was one in which the destabilizing fact of that presidency was…
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5 weeks ago
Akira Kurosawa on watching ‘Solaris’ with Andrei Tarkovsky • Cinephilia & Beyond
This piece was originally written for the Asahi Shinbun Newspaper, and published in the evening edition, on 13 May, 1977. It was reproduced, with the addition…
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5 weeks ago
baseballhall.org
Favorite tweet:

#OTD in 1994, @Phillies Cy Young Award winner and World Series hero Steve Carlton is elected to the Hall of Fame. https://t.co/eBIc08mnl7 http://pic.twitter.com/21p5JrPDjC

— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) January 12, 2018

http://twitter.com/baseballhall/status/951680345044381696
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6 weeks ago
900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free
Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction , poetry and non-fiction , by…
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6 weeks ago
Review: Excellence Pursued in ‘Paddington 2’
Ben Whishaw voices the amiable bear in “Paddington 2.” Warner Bros. Fittingly for a benevolent live-action children’s film, “Paddington 2” begins with a gift.…
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6 weeks ago
Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price,” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just…
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6 weeks ago
Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life
Rex Reed in his apartment in the Dakota in Manhattan. Vincent Tullo for The New York Times “That’s me with Larry Olivier,” said Rex Reed, reaching for a…
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6 weeks ago
Mekado Murphy on Twitter: "At National Board of Review Awards, Jordan Peele said he knew that “Get Out” was resonating when white people who had conversations with him… https://t.co/h5mbyKICXe"
Favorite tweet:

At National Board of Review Awards, Jordan Peele said he knew that “Get Out” was resonating when white people who had conversations with him stopped bringing up Obama. http://pic.twitter.com/EjonJojXJi

— Mekado Murphy (@mekadomurphy) January 10, 2018

http://twitter.com/mekadomurphy/status/950912935039205376
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6 weeks ago
Interview: Jaume Collet-Serra - Film Comment
Working unobtrusively but consistently in a decadent Hollywood that’s doubled down on sci-fi/fantasy/superhero franchise tentpoles as the end-all-be-all of…
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6 weeks ago
“Texas”
Illustration by Keith Negley Subscriber? Create a login. Sign in. Audio: David Gates reads. After the children had left home and his wife had made her escape to…
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6 weeks ago
My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
I was sitting in the nearly empty restaurant of the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, getting ready for a showdown with the federal government that I had…
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6 weeks ago
Jessica Guynn on Twitter: "https://t.co/uBUV4s3fav"
Favorite tweet:

Sometimes, I think about how male turkeys will attempt to fuck sticks with fake female turkey heads on them https://t.co/NmPN6f0FjZ

— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) January 5, 2018

http://twitter.com/sarahjeong/status/949413734060998656
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6 weeks ago
It's Been an Open Secret All Along
Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The New York Times unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual…
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7 weeks ago
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign…
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7 weeks ago
The Paige Compositor
Twain, Paige and the Machine that Destroyed Them “I must speculate in something, such being my nature,” Mark Twain told his editor William Dean Howells in 1883.…
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7 weeks ago
Lessons from the Election of 1968
R.F.K. had a rawness that seemed to match the national mood. Photograph by Steve Schapiro / Corbis / Getty Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature…
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7 weeks ago
Even with 'Star Wars' surge, moviegoing could hit 22-year low. Blame bad sequels, rising ticket prices and streaming
Hollywood is celebrating the end of 2017 with astronomical sales from “ Star Wars: The Last Jedi ,” which is on track to soon exceed $1 billion in global ticket…
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7 weeks ago
The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018
For every amusingly wrong prediction in “Toward the Year 2018,” a speculative book from 1968, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark. Illustration by Robert…
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7 weeks ago
A Note From Our New Publisher
IN 1896 my great-great-grandfather left his hometown, Chattanooga, and traveled north to purchase a small, fading newspaper in New York. The moment was not…
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7 weeks ago
Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan
Some of the women who have established Time’s Up, clockwise from top left: the actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria; the lawyer Nina L. Shaw; the actress…
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7 weeks ago
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