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While the latest offering from director Jim Jarmusch may be about blood-sucking bohemians, it's really a lament for the vanishing culture of the Beat Generation and mid-century rock and roll.
One of her work's most salutary effects is its reminder that to cut yourself off from utopian impulses is to die a little.
At the glamorous French film festival, as at the Oscars, women directors are hard to find.
There's a growing backlash against the sci-fi flick, and the critiques aren't necessarily wrong. But you have to understand it in the context of its time.
Why has Fox's pro-torture, 24 TV series not been put out of our misery?
A TV series can only toy with profundity—and not deliver—for so long before the whole thing starts to feel like a shell game.
Nomi Prins’s new book traces America’s propping up of banks since the robber barons.
One Hundred Years of Solitude didn’t just crystalize who García Márquez was; it crystalized who I was.
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The former Supreme Court justice has some suggestions for a better democracy in his new book.
If you hear a conservative complaining about Colbert replacing Letterman, he's probably just pretending.
The case for breaking our parochial American reading habits.
A new biography of the former president of France examines the man's setbacks, gambles, and pragmatic self-reinventions.
The fates of the stars of 1964's The World of Henry Orient say much about the decade in which they came of age.