A recent roundup of our writing on arts and entertainment
The latest installment in the flagging franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, offers a dreary, imitative voyage.
Based on Michael Hastings’s book about General Stanley McChrystal, the Brad Pitt-starring film wavers between dark comedy and bleak drama.
Life's a beach and then you dive.
In the 1700s, highly realistic landscape paintings called vedute gave European visitors proof of their trips to exotic destinations.
This definitely isn’t love.
A recent push for diversity has been blamed for weak print sales, but the company’s decades-old business practices are the true culprit.
Throughout his long career, the suave British actor—who died at age 89—refused to take himself too seriously.
Her career of female self-determination demonstrates the rights of religion, sexuality, and expression that much terrorism seeks to undo.
The premiere of the show’s 13th season featured one woman, 31 men, and … a stuffed dummy.
Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata all said their goodbyes last weekend—in very different ways.
A live multimedia performance by the musician DJ Spooky considers the 1915 silent film’s legacy as a pioneering document in alternative facts.
Is something in the news abnormal? Unprecedented? Totally wacky? Thanks to British English, there’s a perfect word for that.
Singing “My Heart Will Go On” for its 20th anniversary, Dion interrupted the show’s mediocrity and cemented her status as a symbol of perseverance.
David Lynch’s long-awaited television comeback is as strange as you’d imagine—and as beguiling.
When Gabriel García Márquez’s most famous novel was published 50 years ago, it faced a difficult publishing climate and baffled reviews.
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment
The first Spanish-language U.S. No. 1 hit since “Macarena” sees Justin Bieber jumping on a music style of fraught racial lineage in Latin America.
The midlife crisis film, based on a short story by E.L. Doctorow, is a strange, muted drama.
Tina Fey’s charming Netflix show offers more of the same in Season 3, suggesting the series could use a shake-up.