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Tonight is the Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden. It’s the best awards show of the year, partly because it honors people who are at their best in live performance and partly because we get to see highlights from the […]

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30 years ago today, Ferris Bueller took the day off and in our hearts we all went with him. While kids at school were listening to Ben Stein drone on about tariffs and voo-doo economics, three kids with last names […]

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At Rogerebert.com, critics talk about their favorite films of the year so far. Of course there are the usual festival gems and art-house indies, but also films like “The Nice Guys” and “Captain America: Civil War.” I was very happy […]

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When Barack Obama took a summer job at a Chicago law firm after his first year of law school, a recent Harvard Law School graduate named Michelle Robinson was assigned to be his supervisor. He asked her to come with […]

Disney’s Zootopia is smart and funny, one of my favorite films of the year, and this week it’s out on DVD/Blu-Ray, with terrific bonuses that include an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes, and a sneak peek at some […]

Aisha Harris and Dan Kois got ideas from a range of filmmakers, critics, and historians to prepare Slate’s list of the “50 Greatest Films by Black Directors,” a response to the many “canonical” lists that overlook these films. In an […]

A new Harry Potter story is coming! But unless you can get tickets to see it on stage in London next month, you won’t find out what happens in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Or, you can buy a […]

I’m really looking forward to this new documentary about comedy — and comedians.

While looking for books to read to her eldest daughter (when she was 2), Ylleya Fields was struck by the limited number of titles featuring African American characters. And so she created one: Princess Cupcake Jones was created, with Princess […]

Devin Faraci writes that “Fandom is Broken.” He compares today’s tweet-storming fans to the crazed Annie Wilkes of “Misery,” Kathy Bates’ Oscar-winning role, now a Broadway play about a fan so deranged that she holds the author hostage and hobbles […]