Book Review: Ed Ruscha, Nels Cline, and David Breskin make a “Dirty Baby” together
“Dirty Baby” is “muttish and raunchy,” but its dirtiness feels constrained and bitter rather than liberating or glorious.
Movie Review: “House of Gucci” Is Gloriously Gaudy
Although “House of Gucci” is fun, don’t expect froth. It’s a “Godfather”-scale family saga worthy of its Reagan-era setting.
Movie Review: Documentary “Julia” Cheers for Child
This is definitely Julia Child 101, but it’s an accessible introduction to the life and work of a culinary pioneer.
Theater Review: Reimagined “Oklahoma!” Hints America Is Not O.K.
Director Daniel Fish’s radical reinvention of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical shines in a production now touring nationally.
Theater Review: Theatre Pro Rata Brings Shoulderpads-Era Caryl Churchill to the Crane Theater With “Top Girls”
This accessible, absorbing production is ample reason to pause the endless content stream and check in again with live theater.
The Real Secret of Madeline Island
Madeline Island is like a leather-bound blank book. It’s a beautiful setting, but the island’s real value lies in the stories you write here.
Movie Review: “The French Dispatch” Is Sumptuous Storytelling
if you’re walking into a Wes Anderson movie, you should know what you’re getting just as surely as someone cracking The New Yorker.
Movie Review: “Dune” is a Page-Turner of a Movie
Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is an engrossing epic, truly a must-see theatrical experience. It’s everything you hope and more.
Movie Review: “The Last Duel” Heaves with the Weight of Its Purpose
“The Last Duel” has a Me Too point to make, but it knows the points of its battling beefcakes’ literal lances are what it’s really selling.
“Foundation” S1E4: Into the Mystic
David S. Goyer’s series continues to often feel as if it’s lifted the words but not the music of Asimov’s classic stories.
“Foundation” Episode Three: Asimov’s Heart, If Not His Plot
The Foundation is entering a series of existential crises, without instruction but with the assurance that somehow things will all work out.
“Foundation” Apple TV+ Series Evidences Asimov’s Vision, But Needs More Vision From Filmmakers
“Foundation” isn’t quite as dilute as the “eye-sci-fi” Isaac Asimov most disdained, but it takes ample liberties. Will they pay off?