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The Agonies of Intimacy
Two new graphic books by Charles Burns capture the pleasures and discomforts of human connection and self-expression. Source link
An Ingenious New French Comedy of Art and Friendship
One of the privileges and pleasures of working as a film critic is that people occasionally send me movies that aren’t yet available in the U.S. Some of them...
Lena Dunham’s Change of Pace
On a recent sun-dappled afternoon, I met the thirty-eight-year-old writer, director, and actress Lena Dunham at a brasserie called Soutine, in London, not far from her home in North...
How Lonnie G. Bunch III Is Renovating the “Nation’s Attic”
In September, 2016, when the Smithsonian’s crown-like National Museum of African American History and Culture (N.M.A.A.H.C.) opened its doors to the public, its founding director, Lonnie G. Bunch III,...
Nicolas Cage Is Still Evolving
The wobbly distinction between reality and artifice fascinates Nicolas Cage. The first time we encountered each other was in 2001, during the making of “Adaptation”—a film based on Charlie...
Ira Glass Hears It All
It can be easy to take the greatness of “This American Life,” the weekly public-radio show and podcast hosted by Ira Glass, for granted. The show, which Glass co-founded...
Rashida Jones Wonders What Makes Us Human
For someone who used to ride a school bus with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Rashida Jones is remarkably earthbound. Growing up in Los Angeles, the daughter of the...
The Knotty Death of the Necktie
Not long ago, on a Times podcast, Paul Krugman breezily announced (and if we can’t trust Paul Krugman in a breezy mood, whom can we trust?) that, though it’s...
The Kamala Harris Social-Media Blitz Did Not Just Fall Out of a Coconut Tree
Among the many videos of Kamala Harris that have recirculated heavily on social media in the past, momentous week, one has defined the conversation above the rest. In the...
Jackson Arn’s Summer Public-Art Picks
Jackson ArnThe New Yorker’s art criticOutside of “immersive experience,” I think the two saddest words in my industry are “public art.” You’ve heard the old joke that love is...
“Clipped,” Reviewed: A Romp Back Through an N.B.A. Racism Scandal
One upshot of the current glut of streaming platforms is a flood of programming to fill them: something for every attention span, something to plug every potential gap of...
Ivan Cornejo’s Mexican American Heartache
Four years ago, when Ivan Cornejo was a junior in high school, he had a meeting with his family to announce that he was dropping out. His parents were...