Category: Art

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Tessa Hadley: By the Book

Photo Tessa Hadley Credit Illustration by Jillian Tamaki The author, most recently, of “The Past” finds it “frightening to think about the books that form us. It’s not just Emma Bovary who makes her...

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Depardieu to play Stalin in new film

Larger-than-life French actor Gerard Depardieu is to play Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a forthcoming movie. Made a Russian citizen by Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin, Depardieu will feature in a screen adaptation of a...

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‘The Blizzard,’ by Vladimir ­Sorokin

Photo Credit Aesthetic Apparatus/Michael Byzewski Russians have been trying, and failing, to make their way through blizzards for as long as they can remember, or at least as long as they have been writing....

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Open Book: The Year Ahead for Readers

Photo Credit Joon Mo Kang If your resolution for 2016 is to read more, here are 16 possible places to start. At less than 300 pages, Don DeLillo’s “Zero K” (due in May) won’t...

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'Star Wars' smashes Christmas Day box office record

The latest “Star Wars” film has smashed yet another box office record, raking in $49.3 million on Christmas Day in North America – the highest total ever on the holiday, industry figures showed Saturday...