Emily Powell is the owner and C.E.O. of Powell’s Books, a true icon of independence in the age of Amazon. The bookstore has been family owned […]
What inspires journalists? Join New York Times journalists as they discuss an impressive piece of journalism from another news organization, book-club style. This week, […]
Yewande Komolafe is a frequent contributor to NYT Cooking and the author of our Essential Nigerian Recipes. Now she joins Sam Sifton, an assistant managing editor of […]
Join us as we share our perfect summer reads and much more, in this special two-part edition of Book Review Live. In Part 1, Pamela […]
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.
You may know Jameela Jamil as a mental health activist, a podcast host (or Tahani in the sorely missed NBC comedy “The Good Place.”) Now she joins […]
The iconic comedic actor Jerry Stiller died Monday at the age of 92.
The father of actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller–who, with his wife Anne Meara, found success in the ’60s as a comedy duo–found his greatest success as the perpetually aggrieved father to George Costanza on Seinfeld. Despite only appearing in 26 of the sitcom’s 172 episodes, his comedic presence was so great and his character so belovedly rageful that his riotously aggrieved presence felt foundational to Seinfeld’s ethos. Selected here are 7 of his most memorable appearances.
Food is a sensuous experience and filmmakers love using food to convey meaning, emotion, and subtext. In the dozen films selected here, filmmakers combine the sensuous themes of sex and food. Sometimes the results are messy (the notorious warm apple pie scene in American Pie), comforting (the whimsical Chocolat, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), erotically thrilling (The Beguiled), oddly erotic (the egg yolk scene in Tampopo), or crudely hilarious (Sausage Party).
Moonlight 2016 Directed by Barry Jenkins The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in […]
Like all of us in these times of social distancing, Hollywood stunt coordinator Zoe Bell is bored and restless. “I just want to play […]
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb, an expert thief who makes a business of extracting memories and secrets from people while they’re dreaming. For his next […]
The B-movie cult classic about carnivorous worms is currently streaming on Netflix. Ridiculously-plotted and fun from beginning to end, the movie flopped at the box-office but became a cult favorite on home video.