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Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing as a creature of secrets in The Imitation Game.
Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.
Must art confront ugly realities with an ugliness of its own?
Swagger and survival in Foxcatcher and Red Army
Akhil Sharma’s Family Life is not a model minority story.
Capitalism’s newest critics offer a groundbreaking account of slavery, but does their economic history add up?