‘The Witch Elm,’ ‘Dopesick’ and More: Janet Maslin’s Favorite Books of 2018

The former staff critic and frequent contributor to The Times writes about her best reading experiences of the year.
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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Superheroes Series Premiere Date Set on Netflix

The dysfunctional-family superheroes of “The Umbrella Academy” are landing on Netflix worldwide on Feb. 15, 2019. The live-action series is based on the “Umbrella Academy” comic books created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, published by Dark Horse Comics. The Netflix original series comprises 10 one-hour episodes. “The Umbrella Academy” stars […]

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‘The NHS turned its back on mum – and it cost us £250,000’

How a family spent thousands of pounds on care after being let down by the health and care system.
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Books of The Times: ‘The Governesses’ Offers Subtle Lessons in Shame, Constraint and Lust

Anne Serre’s slender work of fiction, recently translated from the French, is about three carnal but innocent women working for a large family.
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‘Vox Lox’ Director Brady Corbet on His Next Project, ‘The Brutalist’

Brady Corbet, whose latest film “Vox Lux” with Natalie Portman and Jude Law has been drawing some awards buzz, talked to Variety about the themes of his next project, “The Brutalist” while attending Stockholm Film Festival. Unveiled in September, the rough plot of “The Brutalist” revolves around a Hungarian-born Jewish architect who emigrates to the […]

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Critic’s Pick: ‘The Favourite’ Review: Scheming for Power in a Kinky Palace Triangle

Yorgos Lanthimos’s new film, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, turns 18th-century royal intrigue into sublime and ridiculous comedy.
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Books of The Times: ‘The Condition of Secrecy’ Teems With Love for Language and the Natural World

In her wide-ranging essays, the Danish writer Inger Christensen, who died in 2009, cuts her towering erudition with mischief and generosity.
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Books News: Sigrid Nunez Wins National Book Award for ‘The Friend’

The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.” This year also saw the addition of a new category, for translated literature.
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Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider Get Ready for ‘The Other Two’

 Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider were on hand during one of the most memorable seasons in the recent history of “Saturday Night Live.” They are hoping for a repeat of sorts at Comedy Central. When “The Other Two” debuts on Comedy Central on January 24, it won’t have impressions of President Trump or clever music […]

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Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for ‘The Friend’

The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.”
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Boy Meets World’s Danielle Fishel Marries Jensen Karp: ‘The Best Day of My Life’

Danielle Fishel is married!

The Boy Meet’s World alum has tied the knot with Drop the Mic executive producer Jensen Karp, she confirmed on social media over the weekend.

“Mr. & Mrs. Karp. Established 11/04/2018,” Fishel, 37, wrote on Instagram alongside a wedding photo that showed off the delicate, lace short-sleeves of her wedding gown.

Sharing another photo from the nuptials — taken by B.O.B. Photography — Karp, 38, wrote, “Today I married my soulmate. We were surrounded by family and friends and it was the best day of my life.”

He added, “I also ate 3 donuts after dinner. Unrelated. @daniellefishel, I love you so much and thank you for giving me this smile.”

Guests included Fishel’s Boy Meets World costars Ben Savage and Will Friedle, along with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Karp’s groomsman John Mayer, who serenaded the newlyweds with his cover of Beyoncé‘s “XO” for their first dance.

“Jensen brought many new and wonderful friends into my life and the friendship of @johnmayer is at the top of the list. His immense talent is only overshadowed by his humor, his heart, his sincerity, his loyalty, his candor, and his generous spirit,” Fishel captioned a video from the wedding.

“We are beyond grateful and thrilled that he was not only a groomsman but agreed to sing our first dance song. I’m obsessed with his cover of this song (XO by @beyoncé) and he played it for us live at the Forum last year simply because I told him how much I loved it. Thank you, John, for all of it.”


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Jensen brought many new and wonderful friends into my life and the friendship of @johnmayer is at the top of the list. His immense talent is only overshadowed by his humor, his heart, his sincerity, his loyalty, his candor, and his generous spirit. We are beyond grateful and thrilled that he was not only a groomsman but agreed to sing our first dance song. I’m obsessed with his cover of this song (XO by @beyoncé) and he played it for us live at the Forum last year simply because I told him how much I loved it. Thank you, John, for all of it. Video by: @atomictangerinefilmco Coordinator: @union3events @lisagaskarth Photographer: @jillianbob Make-up: @julie4makeup Hair: @_hairbylaurie P.S. you guys are stuck with me posting pictures from this amazing day for a few days so #dealwithit. 😜😘

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Fishel, best known for playing Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World and the spin-off Girl Meets World, announced her engagement to Karp in March 2018.

WATCH: Boy Meets World Alum Danielle Fishel Is Engaged: ‘No One Is More Excited Than I Am’

“I woke up today thinking it would be a normal day and it was anything but normal. I put on my Genghis Cohen t-shirt and went to see @jensenclan88 at work where I proceeded to screw up a very romantic marriage proposal by being too efficient (this is very on brand for me). The future Mr. and Mrs. Karp are now engaged and no one is more excited than I am,” Fishel wrote.

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“We got engaged today. I don’t have anything witty or funny to say to accompany this picture. She is just the greatest person in the world and to imagine someone I went to high school with was always my person, is remarkable. You never know,” Karp captioned the same photo.

This is the second marriage for Fishel, who divorced ex-husband Tim Belusko in March 2016 after two years of marriage.


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‘Billions’ Producers Pitch Debut Feature from Charlotte Glynn, ‘The Gymnast,’ at Los Cabos

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Sundance nominee and National Board of Review grant winning short filmmaker Charlotte Glynn is preparing her fiction feature debut, “The Gymnast,” and met with Variety to discuss the project at the Los Cabos market and festival where she is participating in the Films in Development section. A Pittsburgh-raised New York transplant, Glynn has made waves […]

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Books of The Times: The Wheels Come Off an American Journey in Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Feral Detective’

In Lethem’s 11th novel, a wisecracking woman goes in search of her friend’s missing daughter — and elusive truths about her country.
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‘The real Super Mario’ dies aged 84

The video game hero was named after property developer Mario Segale in the 1980s.
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Gaumont’s ‘The Emperor of Paris’ Pre-Sells to International Markets (EXCLUSIVE)

Jean-Francois Richet’s crime thriller “The Emperor of Paris” has been pre-sold by Gaumont to major territories. The crime thriller stars Vincent Cassel as Francois Vidocq, a real-life ex-convict who became a police detective during Napoleon’s reign. The cast includes Olga Kurylenko, August Diehl, Freya Mavor, Fabrice Luchini and James Thierée. Gaumont, which is hosting screenings […]

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‘The Crown’ Costumes to Be Spotlighted in Exhibition Next Year at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

While many fans of “The Crown” are still pining over lead actress Claire Foy’s decision to move on to other roles, they will be able to find remnants of her Queen Elizabeth II portrayal next year at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.
Her character’s wedding dress from the Netflix drama will be among the 40 ensembles spotlighted in “Costuming the Crown.” The lead actress ended her two-season run by winning the Best Actress award at this year’s Emmys. With Olivia Colman taking on Foy’s royal part, Tobias Menzies replacing Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Emerald Fennell stepping in as Camilla Parker Bowles, the third season of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama is underway.
Back in Wilmington, Del., Kim Collison, manager of exhibitions and collection planning and her team at the museum are finessing the museum’s upcoming show, which will be held in the Winterthur Galleries starting March 30. Working with Left Bank Pictures, which produces the series with Sony Pictures Television, the exhibition will feature an assortment of accoutrements — tiaras, epaulets, medals and the like — along with the period-appropriate ensembles.
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Actor Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial

Scott Wilson, an acting veteran of half a century who was a high-profile member “The Walking Dead” cast, was remembered warmly at memorial ceremonies Saturday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Wilson died at the age of 76 after a battle with leukemia on Oct. 6. The premiere episode of the ninth season of “The Walking […]

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Books of The Times: Tana French Is at Her Suspenseful Best in ‘The Witch Elm’

In French’s new novel, a young man struggles to make sense of his own memory and identity after barely surviving an attack.
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What Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino’s Jersey Shore Costars Have Said About His Tax Evasion Case

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino‘s Jersey Shore family will always have his back.

On Friday, Sorrentino, 36, is being sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion in January. Speaking to PEOPLE in April ahead of the Jersey Shore Family Vacation season premiere, the cast of the hit show weighed in on their friend’s legal case, rallying behind him as best as they could.

“I really, really hope he doesn’t wind up having to go to jail,” said Deena Cortese, 31. “When it comes to prison, I don’t think anybody is prepared for that. I’m hoping that they go easy on him. He became such a better person — and he was a villain for so long. We couldn’t even stand him, and now he’s so different. I can’t wait for people to see how much he’s changed.”

Jenni “JWoww” Farley, 32, said she calls Sorrentino “The Inspiration” instead of “The Situation” now.

“He has such a different view on life now,” she said. “I’m so proud of how far he has come.”

Indeed, Sorrentino has worked hard to turn his life around: The day before his sentencing, he celebrated being 34 months sober after battling a years-long prescription painkiller addiction.

“He’s not an a—hole any more,” said Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 30. “He’s full of life and positive energy.”

“I’m hoping for positive results for him,” she added. “And he survived a house with us raging lunatics sober and so positive, so god forbid he goes, jail should be a breeze.”

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 32, famously feuded with Sorrentino throughout the show’s original run — but now, he’s proud of his former foe.

“I always knew what he was doing behind cameras and nobody else knew,” he recalled. “I knew about his addictions and his bad habits, and that kind of ate at me. Because here this guy was, causing all this trouble, and it wasn’t really him. It was the demons inside of him.”

“It took him hitting rock bottom to humble him out and bring out the good person inside of him,” he continued. “Some people need that, and I’m sorry for the stuff that he’s going through — but it has made him a better person. We were very thankful that we got to live with Mike this time, and not ‘The Situation.’ ”

Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio agree.

“He’s a completely different person,” said Guadagnino, 30. “I mean, Mike went from being the guy that you didn’t want to be around to being a guy that is actually uplifting and inspirational. He holds his head high — he’s more positive than me.”

DelVecchio, 38, admitted Sorrentino used to be quite the “arrogant a—hole.”

“That’s not the case anymore,” he said. “He’s like a gentleman now, he’s sweet. It’s the weirdest thing for me. Sometimes on the show I’m like, ‘Mike, can you say something negative to somebody? Please?!’ ”

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As for how their friend would handle prison?

“That’s some scary stuff, I’ve got to be honest,” said DelVecchio. “I wouldn’t wish what he’s going through on anybody. I really hope that he doesn’t have to go away. I mean, that would be the worst thing that could ever happen.”

But if it came down to it, Guadagnino said he thinks Sorrentino would “handle it better than any of us.”

“I think he would handle it better than a lot of people out there, just because his mind is very positive right now,” he said. “He accepts everything and he takes everything one day at a time. He has all the tools to get through what he’s going through.”


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Studiocanal Acquires Library of ‘The Untouchables’ Producer

Studiocanal has acquired the library of Quad, the Paris-based production company behind Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s French comedy blockbuster “The Untouchables.” Besides “The Untouchables,” Quad’s library includes Nakache and Toledano’s other films such as “Samba” with Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and “Nos Jours Heureux,” as well as Alexandre Coffre’s “Eyjafjallajökull” starring Dany Boon. […]

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‘The Night Manager,’ ‘La La Land’ Producers Adapting Cold War Thriller ‘We Were Never Here’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The Ink Factory and Marc Platt Prods. are joining forces to adapt “We Were Never Here,” the highly anticipated novel from Lara Prescott based on events surrounding the publication of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago.” The project sets up a high-caliber partnership between The Ink Factory, the team behind BBC and AMC series “The Night Manager” […]

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In ‘The Favourite,’ Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos Upends a Period Piece

The main characters can all be found in British history. But to make the movie his own, Yorgos Lanthimos laced the story with invented touches that reflect his darkly comic style.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Wind’

The doorway shot in John Ford’s “The Searchers” is one of the most influential cinematic frames of all time. But it’s not often we really parse the meaning of that iconic image, or seek to understand the way it has shaped our understanding of the western as an outdoorsy, masculine genre. Emma Tammi’s feature debut, […]

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In ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls,’ a Key Player Pipes Up

One of the stars of the movie “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is a Wurlitzer pipe organ that went through a yearslong restoration.
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New Hall of Famer Jason Kidd was ‘the first LeBron’

Jason Kidd was a high school sensation in the Bay Area, where tear-stained battles with Gary Payton helped turn him into a future Hall of Famer.
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Coen Brothers Confirm Theatrical Release for ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

The Coen brothers confirmed Friday that Netflix had agreed to a theatrical release for their latest film, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” “Theatrical release was important to us, and they were happy to accommodate us,” Ethan Coen told reporters at the Venice Film Festival. “And I don’t even know if it was to accommodate us […]

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Profile: In ‘The Piranhas,’ the Chronicler of Italy’s Mobsters Tries His Hand at Fiction. For a Change?

In hiding for 12 years, Roberto Saviano is starting to realize that he’s not so different from the people he writes about. He’s not afraid to die, he wants to live, but he wants vengeance.
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Books of The Times: ‘The Personality Brokers’ Conjures the Mother and Daughter Who Helped Us Think of Ourselves as Types

Merve Emre’s book tells the story of the creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which became a widespread tool for personnel management, self-help and more.
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Wrestler Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies aged 63

Wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart – the tag-team partner of Bret “Hitman” Hart has died at the age of 63.
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‘The Reports on Sarah and Saleem’ Wins Best Picture in Durban

DURBAN — “The Reports on Sarah and Saleem,” directed by Muayad Alayan, scooped best picture at the 39th Durban Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday night with an award ceremony at the Suncoast Cine Center complex. The film tells the story of the political ramifications of an extra-marital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman. Variety described it […]

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It’s the Movie Hit of the Summer: Why ‘The Kissing Booth’ Clicked

The Netflix movie is based on a book by a real teenager, adapted by a fan of ’80s teen rom-coms and features stars who actually became a couple.
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Chrissy Teigen Laughs while Watching John Legend Pull Double Daddy Duty: ‘The Eyes Say Help’

John Legend certainly has his hands full taking care of his two children!

In a hilarious video shared by the 39-year-old singer’s wife Chrissy Teigen on Friday, Legend patiently tries to burp the couple’s 6-week-old son Miles Theodore as their daughter Luna Simone, 2, loses her balance while sitting on her father’s shoulders — and grabs onto his face so she doesn’t slip any further.

“Ahh, good burp, good burp,” Legend says while all of this action is taking place around him, as Teigen can be heard laughing in the background.

“Bahahahahaha,” she captioned the sweet video.

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The mother of two went on to share an image from Legend’s double daddy duty experience on her Instagram Story, captioning it: “The eyes say ‘help.’ “

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Teigen also poked fun at herself while documenting another parenting moment this week.

Alongside a photo of herself holding her two children, the 32-year-old cookbook author joked about the struggle that comes with having two children under the age of three and trying to get the perfect family Instagram photograph.

“Should I post the one where his head looks unsupported but my face looks good and Luna is over it, the one where his head is supported but my face is just okay and Luna is over it, or him crying and my face looks okay and luna is over it?” she wrote in the caption.

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Since welcoming the couple’s second child in May, both Legend and his wife have been taking some time off from work in order to spend more time with their family.

“There’s a lot of family days,” Legend told PEOPLE last month. “We’ve been home a lot. We haven’t been working much at all. I’ve barely been working and Chrissy hasn’t really been working at all, and so we spend a lot of time at home. We just enjoy each other’s company.”

“A lot of it’s just the nuts and bolts of making sure Miles is fed. Making sure he sleeps well. Making sure we burp him. Making sure we change his diaper. It’s just the practical everyday things of being a parent, and so we’re immersed in that time in his life right now,” he added.

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Legend also added that Luna is really taking to her role as a big sister.

“She tries to play with him. She takes care of him too. She’ll feed him. She’ll pat his little head. She’s very loving with him,” he remarked.


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Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ From Roseanne

Maybe the troubled “Roseanne” revival should have just ended. But if it won’t, here are some ways it could get better.
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Review: ‘The Last Defense’ Aims to Open Once-Shut Cases

This ABC docu-series, with Viola Davis as an executive producer, applies the true-crime formula to appeal the convictions of two death-row prisoners.
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Tonys Briefing: Tony Awards 2018: ‘The Band’s Visit’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Prevail

“The Band’s Visit” won 10 awards, including best musical, and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won best play. Students from Parkland, Fla., gave a surprise performance.
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David Harbour: Season 1 of ‘Stranger Things’ Was ‘The Most Miserable Time in My Life’

David Harbour may portray the emotionally hardened and nigh-invulnerable Sheriff Hopper on “Stranger Things,” but in a recent segment on Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Shutterstock, Harbour opened up about the pain he went through during shooting with “Twin Peaks” star Kyle MacLachlan. “The first season was the most miserable time in my life,” Harbour said. […]

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Americans’ Finale: The Deepest Cuts Don’t Leave a Mark

The finale, like the series, raised questions of who deserved sympathy and why. As always, the answer was complicated.
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‘The Rain’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix has renewed “The Rain” for a second season, the streaming giant announced Wednesday. The series is Netflix’s first Danish original series.  The series will go back into production later this year, with the second season slated to launch in 2019. The series was created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. […]

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‘The Expanse’ Moves to Amazon for Season 4

“The Expanse” has officially been picked up at Amazon for a fourth season. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles Friday night. “The Expanse” is currently airing its third season on Syfy, with the cable networking having cancelled the series earlier this month. Shortly […]

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Books of The Times: In ‘The Mirage Factory,’ a Thriving Los Angeles Born From Humble Beginnings

Gary Krist tells the story of the city through the lives of three people whose restlessness and ambition transformed it in the early decades of the 20th century.
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Books of The Times: In ‘The Restless Wave,’ John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional

In his latest and likely last book, McCain expresses concern about the state of the union, but generally stops short of calling out President Trump.
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Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Bonfire of the Vanities,’ Dies

He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” “Bonfire of the Vanities” and “The Right Stuff,” and pioneered a novelistic form of journalism in the 1960s and ’70s.
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Fiction: Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’ Offers a Blackly Comic Take on Prison Life

The author’s much-anticipated new novel, a page turner set in a women’s correctional facility, reveals an imagination Dickensian in its amplitude — and in its reformist zeal.
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This Guy’s Problem With ‘The Last Jedi’ Is 40 Years In The Making

Ernie Fosselius, the creator of the 1978 short film “Hardware Wars,” has been holding onto a grudge for decades. He finally wants to iron some things out.
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‘The Late Show’ Shoots Facebook’s Upcoming Dating Service Down In Flames

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Colbert Mocks Trump For Doing Exactly What ‘The Crooked Clintons’ Did

“Late Show” host tears into Trump over latest White House hire.
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‘The Shape Of Water’ Ends Sci-Fi’s Losing Streak At The Oscars

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Books of The Times: In ‘The Moralist,’ Woodrow Wilson and the Hazards of Idealism

Patricia O’Toole’s book about the 28th president examines his long-lasting effect on American foreign policy and his complicated relationship with racial politics.
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Film Review: ‘The Desert Bride’

It’s a wonderful thing to be proven wrong after declaring a little-known character actor to have had a once-in-a-career moment — when that unforeseen breakthrough merely paves the way for an unexpectedly fruitful career. So it is with Chile’s Paulina Garcia, whose vibrant late-career performance in 2013’s “Gloria” turned out to be a fixed bolt […]

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Trevor Noah ‘Fires’ Michelle Wolf From ‘The Daily Show’

“Michelle should have had the decency not to comment on women’s appearances in any way, shape or form.”
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‘The NHS treatment that caused my cancer’

Thousands want answers after being infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products.
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Profile: In ‘The Pisces,’ a Woman and a Merman Fall in Love. Aquatic Erotica Ensues.

In her new book, Melissa Broder manages to knead together the genres of magical realism — a merman presumed to be real — and erotic literature.
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is A Horror Movie Women Can’t Stop Watching

Let’s break down the show’s eerie parallels to our current news cycle. And attempt to avoid having a panic attack.
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Showrunner Wishes The Show Was Irrelevant

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Hank Azaria Is Happy To ‘Step Aside’ From Voicing Apu On ‘The Simpsons’

“The idea that anyone young or old, past or present, being bullied based on Apu really makes me sad.”
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‘The Rock’ shares first photo with new daughter

The birth of one baby has dominated headlines – but another famous family has also welcomed their third child.
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Books of The Times: Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’ Offers Big Ideas in Close Quarters

Kushner’s gritty and persuasive book about a woman sentenced to life in prison recalls works by Mary Gaitskill, Denis Johnson and Charles Bukowski.
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‘The Exorcist’ Director Films ‘Terrifying’ Real-Life Exorcism For His Newest Movie

“I was scared, seriously scared,” says filmmaker William Friedkin.
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Night Eats the World’

Based on Pit Agarmen’s novel (a form in which this story doubtlessly worked better), Dominique Rocher’s feature debut “The Night Eats the World” focuses on an isolated guy’s boredom and loneliness after an outbreak of the flesh-eating undead leaves him trapped in a Parisian apartment building. The very definition of a well-made movie that nonetheless […]

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Books of The Times: After Disaster, Japan Seals Itself Off From the World in ‘The Emissary’

Yoko Tawada’s new novel imagines a time in which language starts to vanish and the elderly care for weakened children.
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JAY-Z Reveals ‘the Most Beautiful Thing’ Daughter Blue Ivy Has Ever Told Him

JAY-Z is opening up about his close relationship with his daughter Blue Ivy.

The 48-year-old rapper will appear on David Letterman‘s new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, on Friday. In a sneak peek of the episode, which Today premiered on Wednesday, the father of three recounted one of his favorite moments he’s shared with his eldest child.

“I told her to get in the car the other day because she was asking a thousand questions and we had to leave for school,” he told the talk show host. “So we’re driving, and I hear a little voice. ‘Dad?’ I turn around and she said, ‘I didn’t like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me. It hurt my feelings.’ ”

Though she’s only 6, JAY-Z was proud of his little girl for speaking her mind and standing up for herself. “That’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever said to me,” he said.

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JAY-Z’s chat with Letterman is filled with candid confessions.

In a clip released Monday, the Roc Nation founder opened up about the time his mother Gloria Carter came out to him — a conversation that he said left him weeping tears of joy.

“Imagine having to live your life as someone else and you think you’re protecting your kids. And for my mother to have to live as someone that she wasn’t and hide and protect her kids … didn’t want to embarrass her kids for all this time. And for her to sit in front of me and say, ‘I think I love someone…’ I mean, I really cried. That’s a real story,” JAY-Z said.

“I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free,” he continued, explaining that he later celebrated her sexuality in a duet titled “Smile,” from his June album, 4:44. “This happened eight months ago when the album was being made. She told me. I made the song the next day.”

He also described the distinct qualities individual rappers bring to the table, proving his point with impressions of Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

“You can have a great voice, and you can just almost say anything,” JAY-Z said. “I think Snoop Dogg has a great voice — he can say ‘One-two-three and to the four.’ I was like ‘Oh my God.’ It just sounds good, right?”

“Or you can be someone like Eminem and just have amazing cadence and syncopation,” he said, imitating the rapper’s style. “There’s percussion inside the music, so there’s multiple ways to be really good. Some people just have it all.”

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JAY is the latest star to sit down with the former late-night host on his new program. Letterman’s guest roster for the series includes such names as George ClooneyMalala YousafzaiTina FeyHoward Stern and President Barack Obama.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: JAY-Z premieres Friday on Netflix.


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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Jokes He’s ‘Surrounded by Only Women’ After Announcing Baby Girl News

It’s raining girls for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Shortly after the actor announced that he and girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting their second child togeether – another little girl! – he stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the host congratulated him on the new addition to the family.

“Lauren and I are so happy,” the 45-year-old star said, before pointing out that it’s normal for him to be the only guy in a family of women. (The baby girl will be Johnson’s third daughter. He and Hashian share Jasmine Lia, who turns 2 on Dec. 16, and he’s also father to 16-year-old Simone Garcia Johnson.)

“The crazy thing is, I was raised by women, and still to this day, I’m totally and completely, 100 percent surrounded by only women!” Johnson said. “And I love it.”

DeGeneres replied, “That’s actually a good thing.”

“It’s a wonderful thing,” he agreed.

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Johnson also welcomed a surprise guest during the Ellen appearance: his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle costar Kevin Hart, who just welcomed a new baby himself.

DeGeneres said Hart was supposed to appear on her show a few weeks ago, but he missed it for a pretty good reason: his wife, model Eniko Parrish, went into labor with son Kenzo Kash, born Nov. 21.

“It was tough. I had to choose,” the 38-year-old comedian joked. “She was like four centimeters dilated, and I was like, ‘It’s the baby or Ellen.’ It was a conversation.”

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Hart also congratulated his pal for his new addition, but not without making a jab.

“He can’t make boys!” Hart quipped.

But Johnson quickly shot back, “Well, once Kevin finds out who the dad is for his boy, it’s going to be beautiful,” causing Hart to crack up.

On Monday, Johnson and Hashian stepped out for the Los Angeles premiere of his upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the TCL Chinese Theatre where the actor lovingly put his hand around his partner of a decade while the singer/songwriter cradled her baby bump.

Johnson announced the baby news on Monday with a little help from the pair’s daughter Jasmine.

“Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement – IT’S A GIRL,” the former WWE star captioned a photo of his toddler posing in front of the family Christmas tree with a sign that read, “It’s a Girl! Can’t wait to be a big sister! And finally be the boss!”

He concluded the caption, writing, “@laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis. And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime.”


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FX has launched an appropriately covert campaign to push “The Americans” for Emmy Awards consideration. “The Americans” revolves around a married couple in Washington, D.C. who are long-embedded spies for their native Soviet Union. FX has taken digital and print ads in the Sunday editions of the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles… Read more »

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Books of The Times: ‘The Long Haul’ Is a Trucker’s Slangy Tour of the Road

Finn Murphy opines about the transcendent pointlessness of material possessions, among other topics, in this memoir.
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‘The Simpsons’ Trolls Donald Trump With A Visit From Richard Nixon’s Ghost

“The Simpsons” has marked President Donald Trump’s first 125 days in office in comic style.

In a new short posted online Friday, the cartoon version of Trump attempts to patch things up with fired former FBI Director James Comey, who’d been leading an investigation into possible ties between Trump officials and Russia.

But their White House bedroom rendezvous is interrupted by a visit from former President Richard Nixon’s ghost, who thanks Trump for bumping him up in the “best president” stakes before offering him some sage advice.

Check it out in the segment above.

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British Designers Turn Out for Launch of ‘The World of Anna Sui’ Exhibition

SPOTLIGHT ON SUI: Designer love was flowing on Thursday night at the opening party for Anna Sui’s retrospective at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum on Thursday night. Among the guests were Sui’s creative peers, including Stephen Jones, John Rocha, Pam Hogg, Twiggy and Rifat Özbek.
“She’s been collecting my clothes for years. Then I gradually got to know her — which has been wonderful,” said Zandra Rhodes, who founded the museum in 2003. Rhodes, who first met Sui 15 years ago, said her favorite bits of the show were the prints she did for Sui “when she did her Tahiti collection.”
Rhodes has recently been working on prints for Valentino’s men’s wear and resort collections.
Jones said he met Sui in 1982 through Marc Jacobs and the jeweler Karen Erickson. He said his favorite Sui moment was the designer’s spring 1994 show at New York Fashion Week. “Linda [Evangelista], Naomi [Campbell] and Christy [Turlington], coming down the runway in little baby-doll dresses — genius,” Jones said.
Known for her exuberant looks made from rich fabrics, prints and colors, and for tapping into subcultures, “The World of Anna Sui” features 125 ensembles complete with accessories, shoes and hats and highlights the designer’s collaborations, collections, interior work

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is Having Trouble Accepting That ‘Baywatch’ Is A Bad Movie

When one of the biggest laughs in your movie revolves around the supposed hilarity of Zac Efron fondling a dead man’s scrotum, it’s probably a good move to check your outrage over its critical reception.

If you’ve somehow been able to remain ignorant to its relentless marketing campaign (seriously, how?), “Baywatch” hits theaters Friday and critics are already savaging the movie with a 19 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Some have compared watching the reboot to sitting in a wet bathing suit for a prolonged period, while others have conceded it’s stupidly entertaining at best.

The movie’s star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, however, is on a one man social media mission to convince the world that “Baywatch” isn’t as bad as everyone’s saying it is. Cue the actor launching into an almost Trumpian tweetstorm on Thursday about how out of touch the media is with what the the public wants. 

He kicked it off by reminding us all of the “extremely high scores” from fans. 

Then he posted a story about the critics score on Rotten Tomatoes rising from its 13 percent to a slightly less embarrassing 18 percent. 

“Yay positive upticks,” he tweeted. “Fans LOVE the movie. Critics HATE it. What a glaring disconnect. People just want to laugh & have fun.”

Next he spent time praising some fans and critics who actually liked the movie with some choice retweets and knocks at those who laughed in the theater, but trash the film publicly. 

And to finish off, Johnson took one more jab at the “Baywatch” naysayers, reminding everyone once again of just how differently the fans and the media feel about the movie. 

“Oh boy, critics had their venom & knives ready,” he wrote. “Fans LOVE the movie. Huge positive scores. Big disconnect w/ critics & people.”

Considering the way things are headed, “Baywatch” will likely get a sequel and Johnson will make the White House home within the decade, so maybe we should submit and take a bite of what The Rock is cooking.

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Game Of Thrones: ‘The Great War is here!’

A new Game Of Thrones trailer gives fans a glimpse of the most significant event in the history of the seven kingdoms.
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Books of The Times: Grayson Perry’s ‘The Descent of Man’: Deconstructing the Masculine Mystique

Perry’s book has its own failure built into it. The men who need it most are unlikely to take advice from him.
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In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Good’ Men Are Not The Heroes

Warning: Some spoilers ahead.

There are three leading men at helm of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a show that centers more frequently on the horrific experiences women endure in a theocratic dictatorship known as Gilead.

Each male character probably consider himself a “good” man: The commander (Joseph Fiennes) would argue that any his so-called faults ― and there are many ― pale in comparison to his devotion to a greater future, which he is engineering for all of humanity. Nick (Max Minghella) would claim powerlessness, for he is, after all, just a driver, incapable of truly saving the woman he’s falling in love with. He might be a spy for the men who’ve made this hellish existence reality, but he chooses not to inform on Offred (Elisabeth Moss), or June as she was once known.

And then there’s Luke.

Luke, played by British actor O.T. Fagbenle, has escaped the dystopia that’s ensnared his wife June and turned her into a sexual slave for fearful misogynists. He reluctantly crossed the U.S. border into Canada, nearly dying in the process, eventually finding his way to a settlement known as Little America. By Episode 7 of the series, he’s lost his partner, his daughter, and ― unable to be the savior he’d probably imagined he could be; escape was his only means of reuniting with his family ― he’s stuck in limbo. In Canada, he’s begging officials to update him on the status of June, to help him locate her and their daughter, rescue them, bring them to safety. 

In Margaret Atwood’s book, the source material for Hulu’s series, Luke is but a figment of Offred’s memories. The Luke of the TV adaptation, however, has been given a heftier storyline, a little bit more agency in this stomach-churning universe that’s made life an existential nightmare for nearly everyone involved. Still, showrunner Bruce Miller and the series’ writers held back ― they didn’t turn Luke into a hero. In fact, even in Offred’s memories, he’s the imperfect feminist ally. He, like so many others, turned a blind eye to the creeping acts of sexism and violence around them. He wasn’t painted as a key member of the resistance; instead, when the world was falling apart, he attempted to quell June’s fears with the standard motto of masculinity: “I’ll take care of you.” These murmurs of imperfection are hardly indictments. “Good” men can be patronizing, the series makes clear. “Good” men can be fail to be heroes. 

Ahead of Episode 7, which was released on Wednesday, HuffPost spoke to Fagbenle about his character’s evolution. Check out our conversation about male feminists, Little America and populism below.

What was it about the character of Luke that drew you to the show?

To be honest, my first draw to it was the source material and the script that’s so profound, so important, so beautiful. And then to work with Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Miller, Reed Morano. I was like, I’m a fool not to be a part of this journey. But Luke is the one guy you meet outside of Gilead, and represents the counterbalance to the men who’ve bought into that system. I was really intrigued by that.

We experience Luke in two ways throughout the series ― first, through Offred’s memories, which seem dream-ified, maybe a little bit idealized; second, through the scenes that show Luke’s perspective on what happened during and after he and June are separated. As an actor, did you approach these scenes differently?

I think I had to approach each moment as if I was there and responding to everything, because there’s no real way of me playing someone else’s dreams, that you don’t know about. I just have to play my truth in that moment and hope that reads. For me it was more of a continuum.

Having read Margaret Atwood’s book, were you happy about the ways Bruce Miller adapted Luke’s character for the show? Were you excited about anything in particular?

You know, I’m an actual fan of the book. I can’t recommend enough to your readers to actually go and read the book. Don’t worry about spoilers, just go and read the book, because it’s amazing. It’s nourishment for the soul. So as a fan of the book, I’m very protective of it as well. What’s amazing about what Bruce and his extraordinary imagination has done is it’s taken the book and I think in ways fulfilled it visually. In terms of Luke, he’s taken scant lines, little whispers of Luke from the book, and helped create something ― along with Lynn [Renee Maxcy, who wrote Episode 7] ― and expand on Luke and the world in such a satisfying way. That’s one of the things I enjoyed so much about reading the script, because I have so many questions about this world and I’m so excited about this world. I’ve still got more questions I want answered and luckily we live in an age where there is a medium that can help fulfill my infatuation with the novel.

Episode 7 is such an intense episode for your character. How did you conceive of the emotions Luke’s going through at the time of his and June’s separation, when he’s forced to cross the border into safety himself, leaving his family behind?

I think the two main tools actors have are the imagination of what other people have gone through, to connect with and through research, and there’s one’s own experience. I think what was challenging about Episode 7 was trying to draw on everything I could to try and navigate my way through each scene. Fundamentally, that’s when you’ve got a great script and a great director and a great crew and actors opposite you.

Did Bruce Miller or any of the directors/producers prep you and the rest of the Episode 7 cast on what this “Little America” represented to the story? In terms of what morale would be like there, what quality of life looked like, what the goal of the establishment was?

There were discussions about that. Luckily, Floria [Sigismondi], our wonderful visionary director, her and I would sit in this cute vegan diner in Toronto and hash over our ideas about what Little America was and how long Luke had been there and what he’d been doing ― why he was there ― and kind of emotionally fulfilling what that place is. Ultimately, I think for Luke and others like him, it turns out to be a very well-funded and resourceful place for refugees. And unfortunately, a lot of the refugees in our world don’t get such a haven.

A lot of Americans today are drawing pretty frightening parallels between the show and what’s happening in politics today ― as a Brit, do you see parallels between the show and real life beyond America?

There are so many things to take from the show. I think there’s questions of populism and charismatic leaders, and what happens when we abandon logic and empiricism about fundamental principles about creating a society, and instead, attach ourselves to fear and xenophobia and non-rational principles. And we can see consequences of that in lots of societies around the world. We can see the consequences of that inside families. I think there’s lots to be see in terms of the dynamics between the powerful and the powerless ― how structures can maintain those and normalize those, to the extent that we actually think those imbalances and inequalities in our society are inherent in them, when actually they’re not. They’re created by powerful people to maintain their power. It’s important for all of us to recognize and fight against those forces.

Another one of the interesting aspects of “The Handmaid’s Tale” show I wanted to talk to you about is how the show is able to explore this idea of “good” men as “bad” feminists. There are a few scenes that stick in my mind: For example, when June and her college friend Moira are panicking after they’ve been fired from their jobs and lost access to their bank accounts, Luke says to June, something along the lines of “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you.” He doesn’t mean in it a malicious way at all, but it is, in a way that Moira points out, dismissive of what’s really happening. Later on, when Luke asks June if she and Moira ever fooled around in college, it’s posed as an innocent question, but certainly a problematic one ― and you can tell that’s the case by June’s incredulous and amused response. Ultimately, the show allows Luke to be this imperfect character. So I’m wondering, when you were preparing for the role, was this something you thought about? About how a lot of “good” men would potentially fail to become heroes when a regime like Gilead first took control?

Right. We all fail and we all have weaknesses. I think that’s what helps us relate to characters we see on TV or read in books, is that we recognize our frailties within them and maybe don’t feel so alone. We get learn from their mistakes. Talking about that scene, when he says “Don’t worry, I’ll look after you,” I really love that scene as well, because it’s tough sometimes for men to know how to talk about feminism. It’s also sometimes hard for people to talk about the prejudices against minorities ― any number of things that you’re not necessarily experiencing yourself. But that doesn’t mean the conversation can’t take place. I find that very interesting, because we see how difficult it is [in the show] and also how incumbent it is on men ― and all of us, really ― to become more aware of the historical and present social context of what you say. The context of Luke saying, “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you,” is insensitive and betrays a lack of understanding about what real women around him are going through. It’s so exciting to be able to explore those things and share them with people who I’m sure can relate.

Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a second season. What are you most eager to see as the series moves beyond Atwood’s book?

There are so many questions raised in the book. I want to know ― and this is personally, I don’t know if this will be in the second series ― I want to know about the colonies. I want to know more about the outside world. I want to know more about Canada and the world outside of Gilead. And, of course, just give me more Elisabeth Moss, please. Because I could watch her for weeks, months.

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Netflix’s New True Crime Series ‘The Keepers’ Searches For Answers In 47-Year-Old Cold Case

There were a lot of things for true crime junkies to get excited about when Netflix released the teaser for its new series “The Keepers”: an unsolved murder, a missing nun, corruption, a possible Catholic school cover-up.

For all its promises, the series — from documentary veteran Ryan White, who also directed “The Case Against 8” and “Good Ol’ Freda” — delivers. The seven episodes center around the 1969 disappearance and death of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a young nun who taught English at a Baltimore-area Catholic high school and was beloved by students. Two months after Cesnik failed to return home from a routine shopping trip, her body was found by hunters in a remote wooded area five miles from her apartment. Investigations revealed she had suffered a mortal wound to her head. Her killer was never found.

“The Keepers” is as addictive and compelling as “Making a Murderer,” the documentary series that ran on the streaming network in late 2015, spurring theories, sprawling message board discussions and an acute hunger for more true crime stories. (The docuseries are entirely different, of course, but comparisons will be inevitable.)

Any good documentary needs narration, especially for one as layered, and with as many individuals involved, as this. While some of the key players in the story that unfolds surrounding Cesnik’s death have also since died, many are still around to keep the story alive — namely, a group of students at Archbishop Keough High School where the nun taught. It’s been more than 40 years, but the women are able to recount their memories of their former teacher as though they had just graduated.

Perhaps their sharpness is a result of running through those formative years over and over in their heads, trying to search their memories for anything that could explain Cesnik’s abrupt disappearance. Years after graduating, her former students have created a circle of amateur detectives, knocking on doors, looking up records and sharing information. They want to find out something, anything, about who killed their teacher.

Leading the crew are Gemma Hoskins and Abbie Schaub, a retired teacher and nurse, respectively. In the series, we meet Hoskins sitting down at a restaurant and inquiring about their chardonnay. When she discovers that they serve Yellow Tail, she answers with a laugh, “Oh, that’s fine, that’s what I drink at home. Only.”

Meanwhile, we are introduced to Schaub as she waits in line at a local library, stack of papers in hand. “We’ve been using your excellent services for about two years,” she tells the librarian in a high, warm voice when it’s her turn. “We’ve been looking into an unsolved murder case.”

It’s not the kind of thing you’d immediately expect to hear from Schaub, who comes off as a studious, cheerful grandmotherly type. She and Hoskins make an unlikely team, but one that easily becomes central to the series. In the first episode, Hoskins recalls her excitement upon walking into Cesnik’s class at 13 to learn they’d be reading The Scarlet Letter, describing her wonder that “a cool nun” would be teaching the somewhat scandalous classic. Cesnik, we learn, was supportive and eager to listen to her students, a rare source of comfort in a strict religious and academic environment.

“Gemma’s been the Nancy Drew, I think,” Schaub tells the camera while she and Hoskins are sitting side-by-side at a kitchen table, discussing their efforts to find more information about those fateful months in 1969. “She’s good at getting people to talk to her.”

“Abby does amazing research, like no one I’ve ever met,” Hoskins adds. Hoskins likes to pick up the phone and talk to people, which Schaub says is perfect — she does not. It’s hard not to fall in love with the idea of two old high school acquaintances teaming up to solve a long-cold case, proving that the yearning to solve a grisly crime is not confined to whatever notions of detectives we typically see on screen. Other former classmates, journalists and retired law enforcement join the two women in their search for answers.

Hoskins and Schaub’s passion for justice is inspiring, a torch through the darkness that will emerge most pointedly in the series’ second episode. It’d be inaccurate to paint the series solely as a thrilling caper — real traumas occurred within the halls of Archbishop Keough, the effects of which carry through to the present day. The pair of women leading the amateur search for answers provides a framework for the rest of the shocking narrative to reveal itself, a positive and endearing aspect of a tale with much abuse of power and darkness, where the possibility for true justice feels as long buried as its subject.

“The Keepers” begins streaming on Netflix Friday, May 19.

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Stephen Colbert Explains Why Trump’s Firing Of Comey Isn’t Really Like ‘The Godfather’

President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey has been likened to a classic scene from “The Godfather.”

Following Comey’s dismissal on Tuesday, one senior intelligence official told NBC News that the “thuggish” and “humiliating” way in which his termination was carried out was like a “horse head in the bed.”

It was “designed to send a message,” the official added.

But on Friday’s “Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert explained why the comparison wasn’t actually that accurate ― and it’s all to do with one of Godfather Don Corleone’s favorite personality traits: respect.

Find out the reason in the clip above.

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Mayim Bialik Warns Fans To ‘Grab A Tissue’ For ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 10 Finale

Last week’s penultimate Season 10 episode of “The Big Bang Theory” may have left viewers with a few lingering questions. Mainly, what will become of Amy and Sheldon’s relationship? In a big plot twist, Mayim Bialik’s character, Amy, decides to accept a research fellowship at Princeton University, far away from the West Coast, where she and her beau, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), reside.

So, now what? 

Consider yourself warned: The show’s season finale, slated to air Thursday, might leave you feeling a little sentimental.

“The season finale is very final. Our writers took a very big risk that honestly I was even surprised that they took,” Bialik told HuffPost at Build Series, adding, “It’s emotional. Grab a tissue.”

But there’s good news for fans of the CBS series, which is consistently one of the most popular comedies on television. It just got renewed for two additional seasons. 

“For us, this is job security … There’s also this sense like, ‘Wow, this is what I’ll be doing for the next two years of my life.’ Actors play different parts all the time and so this feels like a very long-running play … This is the longest I’ve played dress-up as one person,” the former “Blossom” star said.

“The Big Bang Theory” is among primetime TV’s highest-rated shows and also ranks high in syndication for Warner Bros. A spinoff show, dubbed “Young Sheldon,” is also in the works.

“We’re not curing cancer, but we are providing entertainment for people in a way that millions of people seem to like. And there’s always those haters,” Bialik said. “I don’t know why ‘The Big Bang Theory’ haters always comment on things and I always read it. Like, ‘This writing is horrible! I hate this show!’ It hurts me deeply. And there’s enough people who like it. I just get to go in and do my job, and haters can hate.”

As for future seasons of “The Big Bang Theory”? 

“I don’t know what’s going to happen next year, and that’s the truth. I won’t know until literally the night before we start rehearsing the first episode of Season 11,” she said. 

“The Big Bang Theory” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Bialik released a new book this week called Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular. Find out more about the book in the Build interview below. 

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Finally, The Trailer For ‘The Dark Tower’ Is Here

After 10 years of development, “The Dark Tower” is at least headed to the big screen. The first trailer previews a stormy adaptation of Stephen King’s series about an 11-year-old adventurer (Tom Taylor) whisked to another dimension, where he becomes involves in a plot to save the world. Idris Elba plays the Gunslinger, who is on a quest to stop the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the titular tower. 

J.J. Abrams was attached to direct when the movie was first announced in 2007, then Ron Howard took over, and now Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel (”A Royal Affair”) is steering the ship. “The Dark Tower” opens Aug. 4.

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‘The Last Ship’ Halts Production Amid Eric Dane’s Battle With Depression

“The Last Ship” has halted production so lead actor Eric Dane can treat his depression, People reports.

“Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues,” Dane’s rep said in a statement to outlets. “He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request.”

Variety, citing an “insider,” noted that shooting for this summer’s fourth season has already wrapped ― but the hiatus is delaying production of the fifth season. The two seasons were being filmed back-to-back.

“He looks forward to returning,” the rep added, per Variety.

In the popular TNT series, Dane stars as the captain of a naval destroyer on a mission to save the world after a a global pandemic.

The 44-year-old actor, who previously starred on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has publicly dealt with personal issues before. He entered rehab for a painkiller addiction in 2011. Earlier, he weathered a scandal over a nude tape, in which he and wife Rebecca Gayheart appeared with another woman.

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How Hulu and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Revived 2 Careers

Daniel Wilson and Fran Sears hadn’t worked together in years. But they still owned partial rights to a certain 1990 movie based on Margaret Atwood‘s book.
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