Audiobook review: “Where Are the Children Now?” Great question, glad you asked.
‘Where Are the Children Now?’ is suspenseful, sure, but it never generates nearly as much steam as the harrowing original.
Audiobook review: “Big Swiss” is an affair to remember
Jen Beagin’s new novel follows a self-loathing character into a dishonest affair, yet it’s surprisingly charming and empathetic.
Movie review: “Emily” plays favorites with the Brontë sisters
This is a movie about the creation of one of the most fundamentally inexplicable novels in all of English literature.
Audiobook review: Maya Phillips on her life as a proud “Nerd”
“Nerd” constitutes an argument for the power of imagined universes, and for the importance of remaining critically engaged.
Book review: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang’s “You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids”
This is a work of mature consideration, of hard-learned truths: a highly specific personal history, situated in a broader historical context.
Ten hot takes on “Falling In Love” (1984)
This is a romcom with the “com” surgically removed. It’s just a straight drama, and it totally works on that level.
Audiobook Review: Tara Isabella Burton’s “The World Cannot Give” Isn’t Extra Enough
There are two compelling books stuffed into “The World Cannot Give.” The author should have committed to one.
Audiobook Review: Jill Gutowitz’s “Girls Can Kiss Now” Is a Bingeworthy Essay Collection
Jill Gutowitz both celebrates the rapid rise in pop-culture queer representation and chronicles how very, very late that’s been in coming.
At 100, “Babbitt” Is Still Incisive
Sinclair Lewis’s novel remains essential as a razor-sharp — and highly entertaining — critique of a social system built to buttress Babbitts.
Movie Review: “Moonfall” is Majestically Dumb
Roland Emmerich’s “Moonfall” is just a big silly ball of cheese…kind of like the moon, right? Right? Bueller?
“Foundation” Season One Reveals Asimov’s Genius — By Omission
Asimov adaptations onscreen, it seems, will always be fundamentally different from the author’s published works.
Audiobook Review: Kevin Goetz Shares the Secrets of “Audience-ology”
In “Audience-ology,” Kevin Goetz shares insights from his extensive experience digging into audience opinions about movies.