When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?
Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn; Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller; Peter Morgan and Ron Howard’s Rush; anniversary wishes to Stuart Klawans from Rabbi Simcha Feffeferman
How a jazz artist’s relationship to black identity gave his music its stormy weather.
An Iranian director’s ongoing meditations on the nature of illusion and reality, truth and consequences.
Hollywood’s wonkiest director hasn’t stopped working. He’s finding new problems to solve—and toying with us again.
Robert Neer’s Napalm: An American Biography; Juliette Volcler’s Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon
The author opens up about his latest art exhibition, magic, failure and unexpected success.
Thomas Hirschhorn’s unmonumental monument to egalitarianism and Antonio Gramsci.