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Daniel Espinosa’s new horror film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds as astronauts fighting a hostile alien.
The Hold Steady singer’s new album collects small, graceful fables about the downtrodden raising each other up.
“The Heart Part 4” seems to announce a new album while taking aim at rivals, Donald Trump, and the state of the world.
Beyond busted brackets and buzzer-beaters, the men's NCAA tournament offers the broader public an early look at likely professional draftees.
Danny Boyle's nostalgic sequel to his breakthrough film proves that you can go home again.
Who, in the 21st century, has the right to be left alone?
The big-budget reboot of the ’90s kids TV show never takes itself too seriously, even as it dials up the teen angst.
From Amazon to Apple, from Starbucks to upscale hotel chains, brands are making claims not just about what people should buy, but about what people should be.
His latest project borrows sounds from around the world for a successful party—but also hints at burnout.
The legendary cartoonist talks about turning one of his most irascible protagonists into someone who could be the hero of his own film.
Four hundred years after her death, misperceptions of the Native American icon continue to shape the cultural image of indigenous peoples—though that’s starting to change.
The company is swapping out its five-star rating system for a simpler one—another sign of its changing approach to the user experience.
The memoirist Melissa Febos discusses how an Annie Dillard essay, “Living Like Weasels,” helped refocus her life after overcoming addiction.
As the much-anticipated sequel to his 1996 cult classic gets set for release, the English director discusses the impact of the original, that memorable opening monologue, and Brexit.
The latest entry in the beloved video-game series is part of a larger industry trend—offering a vast playground for users without the narrative investment to justify it.
The latest music-category mindbender for the internet age: Why is the rapper’s new release a “playlist” instead of an “album”?
Confidence tricks have enjoyed a special place in American culture since the 1840s. But three TV shows suggest the image of the likable crook may be evolving.
The rock 'n' roll legend—who died at the age of 90—was a fierce guitarist and unparalleled raconteur.