Movie Review: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Fails To Touch the Soul
Unfortunately, the new biopic fails Tammy Faye as a character: we see the tragedy of her story, but not her complexity as a person.
Audiobook Review: “Falling” Finds Terror In the Skies
Like its pilot hero, this debut novel by former flight attendant T.J. Newman makes a promise and aims to keep it.
Theater Review: The Birth Play Project’s “Aquelarres” Brings Strange Magic to the Open Air
Though uneven, “Aquelarres” marks a welcome stage in the gradual return of live independent theater in all its wonderful weirdness.
Audiobook Review: Fatal Fair Jars Jedi in “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm”
Cavan Scott does for the High Republic what Episode IV did for the original Star Wars series: pushing the frontiers of a fantastic world.
Book Review: 40 Years After Its Launch, NASA’s Space Shuttle Continues To Fascinate
“NASA Space Shuttle” is a fascinating time capsule and a reminder of a strange, wonderful period in the history of space exploration.
Theater Review: Theatre Elision Finds Safe Harbor With “Islander”
In one of Minnesota’s first indoor productions since the pandemic struck, Theatre Elision presents an atmospheric a capella musical.
Audiobook Review: Victor Jestin’s “Heatwave” Is a Poignant Sizzler
“Heatwave” is an impressively cinematic book for one so interior; we see its adolescent protagonist from both inside and out.
Audiobook Review: Zakiya Dalila Harris’s “The Other Black Girl”
Believe the hype: “The Other Black Girl” is a richly realized journey into uncomfortable places, and you’ll be rooting for its heroine.
Book Review: “Magnetic North: Imagining Canada in Painting 1910-40”
“Magnetic North” expands our understanding of the complex dynamics behind landscapes that once appeared simple pleasures.
Audiobook Review: Karen Tumulty’s “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan” Offers the Ultimate Insider’s View of ’80s Politics
Karen Tumulty’s book suggests that perhaps the best way to tell the story of the Reagan years is not through Ronnie’s eyes, but Nancy’s.
Audiobook Review: Star Wars Springs Into Its Past, Present, and Future
Three new titles dwell on the demise of the Galactic Empire; turn back to the Jedi Order’s glorious past; and head out beyond known space.
Book Review: Jan Schwochow Explains the World in 264 Infographics
Jan Schwochow’s ‘The World Explained’ is an incredible journey, demonstrating the growing fascination of infographics.