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In ‘This Is 40,’ Family Life In All Its Glory

Since first earning widespread acclaim as a writer, producer and director of the television show Freaks and Geeks, Judd Apatow […]

Time Passages: The Year’s Best Historical Fiction

Long dismissed as genre fiction, the historical novel has now established itself in the literary mainstream, thanks in part to […]

Revisiting, Reappraising Cimino’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’

The director Francois Truffaut once remarked that it takes as much time and energy to make a bad movie as […]

The Spatter Pattern: Does All The Good Television Have To Be So Bloody?

[This piece contains information about the plots of lots of contemporary TV dramas, probably most notably a context-free discussion of […]

Jimmy Fallon And The Roots Help Restore The Charm Of Mariah Carey’s Christmas Classic

You’d really think that last year’s weird, distasteful Mariah Carey/Justin Bieber video-slash-Macy’s-commercial that made a creepy slop out of “All […]

Forty Years After ‘Free To Be,’ A New Album Says ‘It’s Okay To Do Stuff’

Forty years ago, Marlo Thomas assembled a gang of big-name musical and comedic talent — Mel Brooks and Diana Ross […]

The Year’s Best Sci-Fi Crosses Galaxies And Genres

This was a good year for cross-genre pollination. It was packed with brilliant books that stretched the boundaries of what […]

Feminism Turns Fatal In A 1970s Classic

Mary Stewart Atwell is the author of Wild Girls. This may be an exaggeration, but as I remember it, I […]

Learning To Cook Under Pressure

Depending on your age and how much time you spent in the kitchen with your mother or grandmother, you may […]

Susan Straight: One Home Town, Many Voices

Think of all the great writers who have made their hometowns literary history — William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas […]

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