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10 Best Poetry Podcasts for Poets

For a little over a year now, I’ve been a co-host of the WritersMarket.com podcast with Brian A. Klems (listen here). While we cover business and …

Kinetic Adaptations of Nineteenth-Century Novels - The New Yorker

Literature

Celebrating David Hockney’s Eightieth Birthday - The New Yorker

What to Stream This Weekend

Five films that feature language in a starring role.<p><i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>“Damsels in Distress”<p>As an actor, <b>Greta Gerwig</b> started as a great writer, and vice versa—she improvised …

Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School

Kathy Acker was the most intentional of writers, but paradoxically, while <i>Blood and Guts</i> propelled her mid-1980s commercial breakthrough, it was her least intended work. She composed <i>Blood and</i> <i>Guts</i> in fragments, in her notebooks and as drawings, over five years that began when she was twenty-six years …

Kit Harington on ‘Game of Thrones’ and His Film Career | WSJ+ | Kit Harington | Pinterest | Kit harington

Wonder Woman Passes Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad to Become the DCEU's Biggest Domestic Hit

After less than a month in release.<p>As it heads into its fifth weekend in release, Wonder Woman has surpassed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, …

Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Big Little Lies in Her Most Revealing Interview Yet

Here's the thing about Nicole Kidman: she takes risks. Sometimes those risks pay off, sometimes they don't, but it's rare for a major A-list movie star to go places that might scare other actresses as often as she does. And it's been that way from the start. From playing a seductive villain in <i>To</i> …

The Game of Thrones season 7 finale is so long that it’s essentially a Thrones movie

Game of Thrones season 7 is <i>definitely</i> going all-out. The premiere is already going to be one of its longest episodes ever, but that’s got nothing on …

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Quan Yin

Netflix Revives Sense8: Read Lana Wachowski’s Heartwarming Letter

“Improbably, unforeseeably, your love has brought Sense8 back to life,” Wachowski tells fans in an open letter.<p>A month after Netflix announced that it was cancelling <i>Sense8</i>, the ambitious sci-fi drama that struck a deep chord with its audience, creator <b>Lana Wachowski</b> has announced that the protests …

The Story Behind Gypsy, Netflix’s New Psychosexual Drama Starring Naomi Watts

Gypsy debuts on Netflix June 30, and co-stars Billy Crudup and Blythe Danner.<p>When <b>Lisa Rubin</b> was a graduate film student at Columbia University, she gained a reputation for writing good sex scenes. They were sprinkled through her feature scripts, which centered on flawed women grappling with issues …

How Taylor Swift’s Fourth of July Party Became the Ultimate Symbol of Good, Clean, Famous Fun

The pop star has gone into hiding since February.<p>Few annual celebrity-hosted gatherings are surrounded by as much outsized mythos as <b>Taylor Swift</b>'s Fourth of July party, held annually at her beachfront home in Rhode Island. There’s <b>Diddy’s</b> white parties, <b>Heidi Klum’s</b> Halloween party, and. . . that’s …

Rhode Island

Why the Wonder Woman Effect Is Seriously Inspiring Female Filmmakers

Sam Taylor-Johnson applauds Patty Jenkins’s achievement—and thinks it’s going to boost woman directors across the board.<p>The blockbuster smash <i>Wonder Woman</i> has officially become the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman. Helmed by <b>Patty Jenkins,</b> the superhero flick has earned $675 …

The Best Yoga Mats 2017

When it comes to yoga, there’s only one essential purchase: a great yoga mat. Have one, and you can practice nearly anywhere, at any time. But with …

Forget the Future of Humanity, Climate Change is Threatening Game of Thrones

Will this finally sway public opinion?<p>Even though 97 percent of scientists agree that global climate change is happening, the astounding evidence isn't enough to convince a sizable section of Americans of its existence, including our silly president. But, if science isn't persuasive enough, maybe a …

Margaret Atwood: Don’t Give Up Hope on MaddAddam Adaptation

Having long ago conquered prose, Margaret Atwood has spent the past year seeing her empire expand into new mediums. Most famous is the acclaimed Hulu …

Graphic Novels

Kit Harington Already Died Once

He's the face of television's most obsessed-over show. His hair alone has more fans than most actors. But as Game of Thrones enters its second-to-last season, Harington faces a dilemma: To enter the next phase of his career, must he leave Jon Snow behind?<p>Kit Harington has bobbleheads on the brain. …