Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Everything that a fan could want from a Star Wars movie and then some.
James Grey on making "The Immigrant"; a 1945 Hollywood set decorators strike; how "Gravity" reveals CGI's limitations;
A defense of "Boardwalk Empire"; Wes Anderson and manic pixie dream girls; Phillip Garrel's "Jealousy"; seconds on "Seconds"; a real-life Gustavo Fring?
Searching for David Chappelle; Susan Faludi on "lean in" feminism; Jonathan Franzen's cranky nonfiction; Judging TV on its own merits; David Bordwell on the changing VIFF.
Shutdown blues; "El Paso" in the "Breaking Bad" finale; reconsidering Ron Howard; All Female Directors for "Call the Midwife"; reconsidering films is part of growing up. Plus: Senator Elizabeth Warren is as awesome as ever.
How social media turn teens into "friends without benefits"; A.O. Scott suggests some reasons why the centuries-old "conversation about race" keeps surprising everyone and not really leading where it should; Bruce Dern gets the best part of his 77-year life.
"Breaking Bad" ends with closure, sort of; "Muscle Shoals" and the GOP's queasy quest for purity; Eddie Izard was the victim of hate crimes in both London and New York; more "Chucky" for Jennifer Tilly; "dinotoys" in space.
A lost John Lennon interview; Goodreads' growing pains; 41 books a sexist professor should read; breaking down the visual composition of "Breaking Bad"; a letter from Steve Albini to Nirvana.
Popular Science shuts off its comments; a letter to Grand Theft Auto's progagonist Niko Bellic; why "Man of Steel" co-writer doesn't buy into a no-kill policy for Superman; a new theater resurrects lost musicals; odd habits of famous writers.
A case for abolishing apostrophes; new Newsweek owner accused of labor violations; why we need a documentary about the D.C. snipers (sorry, "Blue Caprice"); a PBS exec kvells over literary adaptations; who really writes letters to the editor?
An online community for men who believe female oppression is a myth; a thick glass ceiling for women conductors; how "Breaking Bad" redeemed its worst mistakes; Britt Ekland talks shop (and Sellers); NY regulators crack down on fake Internet reviews.