One day you’re teaching yourself to play the piano in hotel lobbies, the next you’re contributing a song to a David Lynch soundtrack.
Arts & Culture
Wednesday, February 18
Tuesday, February 17
Key and Peele try to make comedic sense of America’s confusions about race. Their secret? “Really, there’s no actual strategy.”
Monday, February 16
The article that kept the New Yorker alive was written by a debutante. Who happened to be married to Irving Berlin.
Sunday, February 15
The many lives of Josh Tillman, who on the way to releasing one of the year’s best albums was “a defiant child of God, a broke dishwasher, a successful drummer, a Dionysian shaman, a failed poet, a drug-hoovering spiritualist, and a gleeful prankster.”
Saturday, February 14
She was not just a poet, she was an “event” in American literature all by herself.
Friday, February 13
In spite of the boiling-hot anticipation of its release, no one had much fun making this movie.
Wednesday, February 11
A draft dodger invents a pop music career for himself – without recording any songs.
Tuesday, February 10
Sunday, February 8
The dramatic liberties a much-heralded film takes with historical fact show how hard it is to get complexity onto the big screen.
The surreal pageantry of the North Korean Film Festival makes Hollywood look demure.
Friday, February 6
How the author’s father wrote over 400 pieces of “pirate porn, ghost porn, science-fiction porn, vampire porn, historical porn, time-travel porn, secret-agent porn, thriller porn, zombie porn and Atlantis porn.”