On a rainy afternoon in July 2008, Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in Long Branch, New Jersey when residents called to report an eccentric man wandering around the Latin quarter. What followed, will surprise you.
He had woken from a deep sleep on his left side, curled inward, his right arm wrapped tightly round his upper torso. His face, […]
A celebration of the life and work of acclaimed indie filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who combined high-concept storytelling with intimate character studies.
Big King of New York Beetlejuice BlacKkKlansman Back to the Future 3 Young Frankenstein Pulp Fiction Slumdog Millionaire The Breakfast Club Call Me By […]
Bottom Line: BlacKkKlansman is an electric, jarring, disturbing, and subversively funny film from one of contemporary cinema’s most vital and necessary filmmakers.
When it premiered in late-summer 2018, filmmaker Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” put Lee back on the map, garnering him some of the best reviews of his career and proving to be his most commercially successful film since the heist thriller “Inside Man” from 2007. Set in the early ‘70s, the film tells the true story of a black detective who successfully infiltrates a Colorado chapter of the KKK.
A beginner’s guide to early 20th century British literature through the work of six authors.
Contemporary British literature offers readers some of the most vitally original voices working today. From established prose stylists Julian Barnes and Ian McEwan to the evocative historical novels of Hilary Mantel and Pat Barker, each of the ten British authors selected for this list has maintained a consistent output of inventive and emotionally-compelling work.
The indelible comic actor Fred Willard passed away May 15 at the age of 86. Best remembered for his roles as delightful oafs in the Christopher Guest improv ensembles Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind–Willard’s career spanned over fifty years, including a late-career flowering on TV, earning four Emmy nominations for his work on Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family.
In the middle decades of the 19th century, grand and picturesque depictions of the large and untamed American landscape were in vogue.
In the art world, a group of New York-based landscape painters–inspired by the doctrine of Manifest Destiny and influenced by the Romantic painters of Britain and Germany–sought to depict the American landscape. They were called the Hudson River School.
In the mid-‘70s, Al Pacino was nominated four times in a row for an Oscar. That doesn’t usually happen. Along with Robert De Niro, […]
The acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee has a new movie headed to Netflix in June. Grappling with the destruction and trauma of the Vietnam War, […]
10 whimsical novels to help you escape.