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9 breakout Sundance movies to watch for in 2018

Movies about teenage girls, racism, infertility, demons, and the apocalypse were the festival’s highlights.<p>The 2018 Sundance Film Festival didn’t yield any true standouts — nothing like last year’s <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> or <i>The Big Sick</i>— but a general lack of buzz doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty of …

Blindspotting

Why Some Like It Hot is the greatest comedy ever made

Billy Wilder’s glittering masterpiece has topped BBC Culture’s 100 greatest comedy films poll. Nicholas Barber explains why.<p>In 1958, Tony Curtis was at a Hollywood party when Billy Wilder took him aside. Wilder was planning a film about two musicians who dress up as women to join an all-girl band, …

The 100 greatest comedies of all time

BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to determine the funniest films ever made.<p>“Why so serious?”<p>The Joker’s catchphrase was the most common response to BBC Culture’s poll of 177 critics last year to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Very few comedies made that …

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15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

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100 Books to Read in One Sitting

<i>Whether it’s a gripping plot, great characters, or gorgeous prose, there are some books you don’t want to put down. We know the feeling, so we’ve</i> …

'Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg' Review: Documenting Atrocities

Dallas<p>To most people, the evidence—detailed Nazi records, the crematoriums and barracks, personal testaments, and film of the Allied liberation of the death camps—is overwhelming enough to silence any Holocaust denier. These ghastly but highly valuable images are mostly thanks to the Special …

Brunhilde Pomsel, Goebbels’s Secretary and Witness to Nazis’ Fall, Dies at 106

Brunhilde Pomsel, the personal stenographer of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels during the last three years of World War II and one of the last surviving members of Hitler’s retinue in his final days in a Berlin bunker, died on Friday at her home in Munich. She was 106.<p>Her death was …

Film Festivals

Paul Auster's '4321' Explores Paths Not Taken

In his 880-page behemoth “4321,” Paul Auster meticulously follows his protagonist through four different versions of his life. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based author’s first novel in seven years, to be published in the U.S. Jan. 31, addresses a question he says he has long considered: What if?<p>“What if my …

A Drive To Destroy Themselves and Others

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the movie “In Cold Blood,” adapted from Truman Capote’s extraordinary feat of novel-reportage—a book that celebrated its own 50th anniversary in 2016. “In Cold Blood” offered a forensic reconstruction of the murder of an entire family in Holcomb, Kan. Capote …

Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One.

<b>HOW AMERICA LOST ITS SECRETS<br>E</b><b>dward Snowden, the Man and the Theft</b><br>By Edward Jay Epstein<br>Illustrated. 350 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95.<p>People who reveal secrets are either heroes or betrayers, depending on what the secrets are and on the inclinations of the audience for them. In the case of Edward …

Edward Snowden's Real Motive

What was Edward Snowden’s real motive in stealing hundreds of thousands of classified documents from the National Security Agency? Journalist Edward Jay Epstein believes he has unlocked a sensational answer: that even if he began with the intention of exposing official wrongdoing, by the time he …

In 'Dark at the Crossing,' a Former Soldier Gets Close to the Enemy

When Elliot Ackerman set out to write a novel about the Syrian civil war, the former U.S. Marine captain drew inspiration from a five-hour lunch with a former al Qaeda jihadist. Mr. Ackerman’s 2013 encounter with Abu Hassar provided the model for Athid, the haughty Islamic State soldier in his …

5 Soldiers-Turned-Authors to Know

A new generation of American veteran fiction writers use their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan to shape their work<p>Elliot Ackerman is part of a new generation of American veteran novelists, short-story writers and poets whose experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan shape their work.<p>Ron Capps, who …

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Clare Hollingworth, Reporter Who Broke News of World War II, Dies at 105

From a single gust of wind, Clare Hollingworth reaped the journalistic scoop of the century.<p>Ms. Hollingworth, the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents, who died on Tuesday in Hong Kong at 105, was less than a week into her first job, as a reporter for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, …

Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks Disagree With President-Elect on Some Key Issues

Divergent views on deficit, trade, climate change and foreign policy pose challenge for the incoming administration<p>Donald Trump has assembled a cabinet and senior staff with divergent views on such issues as the deficit, trade, climate change, and Russia, posing a challenge for his administration …

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Housing Gains Highlight Economic Divide

The volatile housing market of the past 15 years is widening the divide between pricey urban and coastal areas and more affordable inland regions, creating large swaths of winners and losers based largely on geography.<p>Average U.S. home prices rose 5.6% in the 12 months through October, according to …

Books for the Trump Era

The Donald Trump presidency is not yet officially upon us, but the Trump era has already been good for political reading lists. Book buyers baffled by Trumpism and seeking understanding have turned to various sociologies of the ur-Trump voter, making best sellers out of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly …

Political Science

The Best Films of 2016: From All Over Cinema’s Map

Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ and a handful of other films lit up an otherwise unremarkable year.<p>The most remarkable part of a mostly unremarkable movie year is that fine films continue to get made in spite of structural changes (like shunting independent features online) and the increasing …

Why Children of Men has never been as shocking as it is now

Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian thriller is one of the 21st Century’s most acclaimed films – and its version of the future is now disturbingly familiar. Nicholas Barber looks back.<p>Nothing goes out of date more quickly than films set in the future. Big-screen visions of tomorrow always reflect the era in …

Science Fiction

Little Rock boy, 3, dies in road rage shooting

<b>A three-year-old boy being taken out shopping by his grandmother has been killed in a road rage shooting in Little Rock, Arkansas, US police say.</b><p>Their vehicle was fired upon by another driver who thought the woman had not driven quickly enough through a stop sign, police said.<p>The grandmother drove …

A Long Century of Peace

A sweeping history of Europe, from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I. Stephen A. Schuker reviews “The Pursuit of Power” by Richard J. Evans.<p>By<p>Stephen A. Schuker<p><b>In his ambitious</b> synthesis “The Pursuit of Power,” the seventh in a projected nine-volume set by distinguished …

Remembrance Day

2017 Golden Globes: List of Nominees

<b>Best Motion Picture, Drama</b><p>“Hacksaw Ridge”<p>“Hell or High Water”<p>“Lion”<p>“Manchester by the Sea”<p>“Moonlight”<p><b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama</b><p>Amy Adams, “Arrival”<p>Jessica Chastain, “Miss Sloane”<p>Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”<p>Ruth Negga, “Loving”<p>Natalie Portman, “Jackie”<p><b>Best Performance by</b> …

Donald Trump’s Nominees Are Likely to Face Heavy Senate Vetting

Cabinet picks have been named without extensive reviews of their background and financial records, people familiar with the process say<p>By<p>Damian Paletta<p>Damian Paletta<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@damianpaletta<p>Damian.Paletta@wsj.com<p>WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump has rapidly assembled a …

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