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Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Side Effects

Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects; Lynne Sach’s Your Day Is My Night

robert bresson's still from, the devil, probably

Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably; Maurice Pilat’s Police; Leo McCary’s My Son John.

Portrait of  Victor Shklovsky

A Russian novelist’s fight, in life and art, to see the world afresh in all its cruelty and splendor.

Photo of Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger’s Jews and Words.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

Yuri Shevchuk

The well-known musician talks about the adoption ban, Pussy Riot and the future of the opposition movement.

Every musical note has life in it. For six decades the composer Elliott Carter imagined that life precisely.

Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.

How working in hotels led Henri Matisse and Ian Wallace to rediscover the intoxicating purity of light.

Blogs

Watch his acceptance speech for the Courage and Conscience award from the Muslim Public Affairs Council. 

May 22, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

Eric reviews Jazz Fest 2014. 

May 9, 2014

Mixed in are some laughs, if you can handle that, and to get viewers to swallow this topic, a promise of cute hamsters.

May 6, 2014

It includes interviews with Blair, Raines and others involved.

May 5, 2014

From the self-portraits in the shower, to his portrait of Putin, the paintings are amateurish—street-fair quality at best—but that hardly halted the media orgy. 

April 17, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously will make you boiling mad about the climate calamity that awaits us in the twenty-first century.  

April 15, 2014

Conservatives see the selection of Colbert as the next host of The Late Show as proof of liberal media bias. 

April 11, 2014

How Mickey Rooney’s Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream changed Vidal’s life.

April 7, 2014