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Portrait of A.B. Yehoshua

The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.

Photo of Photo Booth Metro Station Montreal, Quebec

Robert Burley’s The Disappearance of Darkness, Harvey Wang’s From Darkroom to Daylight.

Ben Affleck

The feel-good portrayal of the agency in 'Argo' glosses over its role in previously overthrowing Iran's democratically elected leader.

A worker prepares for The Oscars

The Sundance-to-Oscar pipeline has been great for independent film directors—at least the male ones.

Yoko’s 80th birthday is a day to celebrate her art, music and activism.

Still from the film 'The Gatekeepers'

Two brilliant nominees, The Gatekeepers and 5 Broken Cameras, along with other recent documentaries, have deepened our understanding of the conflict.

A Coming Storm by Sanford Robinson Gifford

The Smithsonian’s show on the Civil War and American Art expresses a deep unease about the relationship between between art and history.

Impression III by Vasily Kandinsky

MoMA’s monumental exhibition recalls the time when abstraction affected people like love or revolution.

Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Side Effects

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

Blogs

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

An excerpt from When Hollywood Turned Left, Greg Mitchell’s new e-book about the first modern campaign to secretly raise massive amounts of money.

April 6, 2014