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A Drug Kingpin Worries Over His Imminent Regicide In 'The Gentlemen'

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Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he made his bones on, and the film's "rigorous and largely circular" plot is fun; more fun than McConaughey's undercooked performance, anyway.

'First, Last And Always, I Am A Fan': Michael Chabon Steers Latest 'Star Trek'

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The Pulitzer prize-winning author says he never had the "chutzpah" to dream of writing for Star Trek. But now, he's showrunner and executive producer on Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access.

In 'Sexual Citizens,' Students Open Up About Sex, Power And Assault On Campus

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Profs. Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Kahn asked more than 150 undergrads about their sex lives — what they wanted out of sex, how troubling encounters unfolded, and misunderstandings led to assault.

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'Zombi Child': When The Real Horror Is Colonialism

Writer-director Bertrand Bonello uses the tale of a Haitian zombie to explore intergenerational racial trauma in this quiet, moody film.

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'Nora From Queens' Is, And Is Not, Awkwafina

Awkwafina's career has ranged from rap to Crazy Rich Asians to a Golden Globe for The Farewell. Now, she's putting down a lot of her old habits in a new Comedy Central series.

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A Very Naughty Boy: Remembering Monty Python's Terry Jones

Comedian, author and filmmaker Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after suffering from dementia. As part of Monty Python, he was known for his drag characters, and for co-writing the "Spam" sketch.

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In True Tale 'The Third Rainbow Girl,' Townspeople Accuse Each Other Of Murder

Emma Copley Eisenberg's book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia — and digs into questions of how deeply misogyny and bias can run inside a community — as she tracks an unsolved double murder.

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The Rose City Classic Dog Show Is Something To Bark About

Nearly 3,000 very good dogs competed in Portland's annual Rose City Classic Dog Show.

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Marina Franklin: Single Black Female

Comedian Marina Franklin talks about her early efforts getting into comedy, and her latest stand-up special, Single Black Female.

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Recording Academy CEO Suspended Amid Misconduct Allegations Ahead Of Grammy Awards

The organization that puts on the annual Grammy Awards says Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the organization.

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Who'll Stop The Rain? She Will: 'Weathering With You'

Makoto Shinkai's latest animated feature doesn't live up to his hit Your Name, with which it shares many plot similarities. But it speaks to anxieties about climate change in a captivating way.

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The New York Public Library Has Calculated Its Most Checked-Out Books Of All Time

"The books on this list have transcended generations and, much like the Library itself, are as relevant today as they were when they first arrived," said the library's president.

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A Tale Of Revenge, Magic And Nuance, All 'Woven In Moonlight'

Isabel Ibañez's debut novel blends fiber art magic and Bolivian-inspired fantasy, for a story that seems at first to be about revenge — but blossoms into something more complex and surprising.