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.
It’s that enticing-yet-elusive hook that often draws readers back to a writer’s work. Sometimes it’s characters that compel.
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.
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.)
Taylor Goes Minimalist
For the pop diva, folklore is uncharted territory.
Amy Seimetz's Mirror Worlds
In her new absurdist thriller, She Dies Tomorrow, the director-actress dares to think the unthinkable.
A Word on Seinfeld
The things you notice when you rewatch, rather than cancel, old sitcoms.
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.
Gronk's Winning Playlist
Football legend Rob Gronkowski, star of Game On!, shares his favorite tunes for summer
He Sees Dead People
The star of The Thomas John Experience communicates with spirits – and changes people’s lives.
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.
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.
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.
There Is Also This Civil War Inside of Me
A Conversation with Zisis Ainalis
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.
In this work of creative nonfiction from Cuba, plague is something common shared with those who lived in Thebes.
DURING A CRISIS, books provide solace and hope, offering comfort in the literary world.
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.
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.
Broken Novels, Ruptured Worlds
A Conversation with Michelle de Kretser
The mortar landed close, maybe two hundred meters away.
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.
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.
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.
Going Over the Line
In Josephine Decker’s new film, Shirley (and in life generally), being a muse is a trap.
Young & Restless
Traci returned from a boarding school in the summer of 1982 to spend time with her family before going off to college.
Culture & Critics
So Sad, Can’t Stop Laughing
Edie Falco– Words to Live By
Actress Edie Falco on the art of not always following the rules
With Dead to Me, Liz Feldman has created the best “traumedy” on television.
The Doctor Is In
As Dr. Maya Jacobs on Carol’s Second Act, Ito Aghayere delivers the laughs.