Thursday, June 9 2016
Gaspar Noé’s Love was panned in many different parts of the world because its unsimulated sex scenes defy narrative norms and take moviegoers out of the story.
From deafness to gender identity, teen manga offer rewarding and complex treatments of fraught issues.
Tuesday, June 7 2016
In his new book, Ali vs. Inoki, Josh Gross untangles the complicated history of the 1976 meeting of two legends -- and a failed experiment.
On what would have been the groundbreaking musician's 58th birthday, a reflection on his final chord.
Monday, June 6 2016
Agalloch regularly melded metaphysical ponderings into its light-and-dark sonic tapestries, yielding a catalog that’s as enticing intellectually as it is musically.
Friday, June 3 2016
Montgomery Clift and Clifton Webb were both gay actors. One embraced his sexuality, while the other denied it, which made a huge difference in how their careers played out.
Personal and political tensions surface between two couples in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s absorbing Skiathos-set play at the National Theatre.
Wednesday, June 1 2016
Some fine performances bring Brechtian bite to Rufus Norris’s otherwise disappointing new production of The Threepenny Opera.
Thursday, May 26 2016
The pressing question isn't so much what a troll is and how he came to be, but what to do when confronted with a troll.
Tuesday, May 24 2016
Our drawing moves in circles and spirals, around us and our enemy, then swings from side to side quickly, as if dancing a jig.
Friday, May 20 2016
For all that it is cold and disquieting, DeLillo's latest is also his most sincere -- his most human -- meditation on death yet.
Thursday, May 19 2016
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer may be comedy legends, but at the heart of their success lies a romance that's real and true.
Wednesday, May 18 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert examines food in a manner that is Catholic. But also, it engages with food in a manner that is catholic.
Tuesday, May 17 2016
For all its infamy, few outside of France really understand what Charlie Hebdo is all about. A manifesto posthumously published by its editor, offers insights.
Monday, May 16 2016
Prince's life is over but his music is not, and that music was never just about him, and it was never just about me, and it was never just about you.
Friday, May 13 2016
Quietly, brilliantly, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter Ralph Alessi is everywhere at once, defining the music with flexibility and freedom.
Thursday, May 12 2016
Dark and bleak, absorbing and fascinating, Dark Horse's reprint of this massive samurai manga classic deserves your time.
Wednesday, May 11 2016
What's critical about cast-off pieces of fabric? Is Richard Tuttle's The Critical Edge merely ironic hyperbole?
Friday, May 6 2016
Disaster Drawn reveals that comics may be the most useful form for witnessing war and trauma.
Thursday, May 5 2016
A growing array of America’s leading thinkers and activists have gone from critiquing the excesses of capitalism to charting the future of American socialism.