CATEGORIES

LOVE ON THE RUN

LOVE, BULLETS, AND THE OPEN ROAD. CRIMINAL COUPLES ON THE RUN ARE A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STAPLE—AND IT’S ALL DUE TO A PAIR OF DEPRESSION-ERA HELLRAISERS.

8 mins read
Mystery Scene
Fall #165, 2020

JENNY MILCHMAN

It’s that enticing-yet-elusive hook that often draws readers back to a writer’s work. Sometimes it’s characters that compel.

7 mins read
Mystery Scene
Fall #165, 2020

CAMILLA LÄCKBERG

Before Camilla Läckberg’s debut novel was published, the Swedish author devised an ambitious, yet workable marketing plan. Among other things, she would visit, if possible, every bookstore in the country to do book events, sign stock and meet and greet as many booksellers and readers as she could.

10+ mins read
Mystery Scene
Fall #165, 2020

A MARY HIGGINS CLARK ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

It’s easiest to say she had magic. Anyone who has ever been in the room with Mary Higgins Clark understood there was some sort of aura around her, a force field of joy and delight, an authentic pleasure in being wherever she was. (If that wasn’t true, all the more brilliant. You would never have known it.)

9 mins read
Mystery Scene
Fall #165, 2020

Taylor Goes Minimalist

For the pop diva, folklore is uncharted territory.

6 mins read
New York magazine
August 3 - 16, 2020

Amy Seimetz's Mirror Worlds

In her new absurdist thriller, She Dies Tomorrow, the director-actress dares to think the unthinkable.

9 mins read
New York magazine
August 3 - 16, 2020

A Word on Seinfeld

The things you notice when you rewatch, rather than cancel, old sitcoms.

7 mins read
New York magazine
August 3 - 16, 2020

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' delayed indefinitely by virus

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” which had hoped to herald Hollywood’s return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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AppleMagazine
July 24, 2020

Gronk's Winning Playlist

Football legend Rob Gronkowski, star of Game On!, shares his favorite tunes for summer

1 min read
CBS Watch! Magazine
July/August 2020

He Sees Dead People

The star of The Thomas John Experience communicates with spirits – and changes people’s lives.

2 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
July/August 2020

Cool Catch Ups

Extra time on your hands this summer? Take a dive in or a step back into CBS’s catalogue of binge-able shows, which offer the thrills, chills, and laughs you just might be craving.

3 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
July/August 2020

Michaela the DESTROYER

How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the most sublimely unsettling show of the year.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
July 6-19, 2020

AMC Pushes Back Movie Theater Reopening By 2 Weeks

AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said that it would open approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and the remaining 150 the following week.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
July 03, 2020

There Is Also This Civil War Inside of Me

A Conversation with Zisis Ainalis

9 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Why Iranians Continue to Seek Refuge in Australia

Shokoofeh Azar moved to Australia as a political refugee in 2010. Her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (see WLT, Spring 2020, 96), originally written in Farsi, was shortlisted for Australia’s 2018 Stella Prize for Fiction and the 2020 International Booker Prize. Here she recalls her refugee journey from Iran to Christmas Island and reveals why Iranians continue migrating to Australia, despite the absence of war.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Not Pregnant

In this work of creative nonfiction from Cuba, plague is something common shared with those who lived in Thebes.

5 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Quarantine Innovations

DURING A CRISIS, books provide solace and hope, offering comfort in the literary world.

2 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Mapping My Mother

In isolation, a writer connects her mother’s attempt to protect her from “never-being-able-to-leave-Cuba-itis” to her own desire to protect her children amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

5 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Keeping My Mother Alive

In Greece, a son who has returned to his mother’s home to care for her during the Covid-19 crisis contemplates what the global pandemic can reveal about our character.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Broken Novels, Ruptured Worlds

A Conversation with Michelle de Kretser

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Hands

The mortar landed close, maybe two hundred meters away.

3 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Desegregating Language - The New Afrikaans Crime Novel

Encountering postapartheid Afrikaans fiction for the first time, particularly the fast-paced crime novels of Deon Meyer, the author finds that the most unexpected element is the new lack of segregation between Afrikaans and English.

7 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

Assembly

The students noticed an opening at the bottom of the fence, a tear in the wires. On the other side of the fence was the outside, which they only saw from the bus window when they were on their way to or from school.

3 mins read
World Literature Today
Summer 2020

The Quiet Storm

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard is an unlikely superhero film, both patient and intimate. But she’s always been uncompromising.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
June 22 - July 05, 2020

Going Over the Line

In Josephine Decker’s new film, Shirley (and in life generally), being a muse is a trap.

10 mins read
New York magazine
June 8-21, 2020

Young & Restless

Traci returned from a boarding school in the summer of 1982 to spend time with her family before going off to college.

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
June 8, 2020

Culture & Critics

So Sad, Can’t Stop Laughing

6 mins read
The Atlantic
June 2020

Edie Falco– Words to Live By

Actress Edie Falco on the art of not always following the rules

3 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
May/June 2020

Dead Heat

With Dead to Me, Liz Feldman has created the best “traumedy” on television.

2 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
May/June 2020

The Doctor Is In

As Dr. Maya Jacobs on Carol’s Second Act, Ito Aghayere delivers the laughs.

4 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
May/June 2020