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‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and the mechanics of a mystery
Linda Holmes | September 23, 2022
Florence Pugh plays Alice in Don't Worry Darling. Warner Bros. Entertainment It wouldn't take you long to list a whole series of occurrences that would persuade you that something was terribly wrong in your world. Say, a giant dog materializes in your living room. You break an egg, and it's ...
Twitch bans some gambling content after an outcry from streamers
Joe Hernandez | September 22, 2022
A Twitch logo is seen on the screen of a tablet in this 2019 photo. Martin Bureau | AFP via Getty Images Some gambling content has been banned from Twitch after one of its streamers reportedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from fans and fellow streamers in order to ...
Saeed Jones confronts the end of the world in new poems
Jeevika Verma | September 22, 2022
Coffee House Press When Saeed Jones was working on his new book of poems during the pandemic's lockdown phase, he learned something about grief — it doesn't end, it just changes with time. The book is called Alive at the End of the World. The poet was nearing the 10-year ...
With ‘Ducks,’ the creator of Hark! A Vagrant reveals her shadow side
Etelka Lehoczky | September 22, 2022
Drawn and Quarterly Buried in the center of Kate Beaton's massive graphic memoir Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands is a terse, yet surprisingly apt, thesis statement. Drawn and Quarterly Fittingly, considering that this is a book about exploitation, Beaton borrows it from the Somali cab driver who gives ...
‘British Vogue’ editor-in-chief wants his magazine to reflect the world he sees
Tonya Mosley | September 21, 2022
Edward Enninful became the editor-in-chief of British Vogue in 2017. His new memoir is A Visible Man. Rafael Pavarotti | Penguin Random House Black women don't sell magazines. That's what Edward Enninful heard from the very beginning of his career in the fashion industry. And for him, that just sounded ...
‘Lucy By The Sea’ succeeds at capturing disruptions, anxieties of pandemic
Heller McAlpin | September 21, 2022
Random House Oh Lucy! What were you thinking, fleeing the comfortable Manhattan apartment you shared with your late, doting second husband to ride out the pandemic with your philandering ex in a remote seaside cabin in Maine? In Lucy By the Sea, Elizabeth Strout's fourth novel since 2016 about writer ...
Across the U.S., regional theaters are starting to transform. Here’s why
Bob Mondello | September 21, 2022
To mark the 75th anniversary of this uniquely American cultural movement, NPR is traveling across the country for a look forward in our series "The Next Stage." Kristen Uroda for NPR Say "theater" and many people think "Broadway." The musical 1776, perhaps, in a freshly revolutionary, re-gendered mounting by Tony ...
The cheating scandal roiling the chess world has a new wrinkle
Bill Chappell | September 21, 2022
Magnus Carlsen (left) and Hans Niemann face off at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis on Sept. 4. The two had a rematch on Monday, but Carlsen only played one move before resigning from the game. Crystal Fuller | Grand Chess Tour The cheating controversy gripping the world of elite ...