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Ideas, Arts, and Culture (page 5)

July 20, 2023 5:31 am

Midnight Run at 35: A Shining Star of the Middlebrow Firmament

The Robert De Niro / Charles Grodin screwball comedy was surprisingly influential—and wiser than you might remember.
Hannah Long
July 18, 2023 12:01 pm

The Actors Strike! What Do They Want?

Plus: The new 'Mission: Impossible,' reviewed!
Sonny Bunch
July 14, 2023 5:31 am

Tom Cruise, the Living Manifestation of Kino

Review: ‘Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning: Part One.’
Sonny Bunch
July 7, 2023 5:31 am

In review: ‘Past Lives’ and ‘The Bear’

How we live with where we’re from.
Sonny Bunch
July 4, 2023 3:10 am

Let’s Make July Fourth a True Independence Day 

Together, we can live up to the Declaration's promise.
John Kingston
July 4, 2023 3:00 am

What It Takes to Protect the “Fundamentals of 1776”

FDR on the war and the fight for democracy.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
July 3, 2023 5:32 am

Why Do We Accept Cormac McCarthy’s Self-Mythology?

Every writer creates an idealized narrative about themselves. McCarthy found a willing audience for his even though it obscures some…
Randy Boyagoda
July 3, 2023 5:32 am

Putin in London

From the creator of ‘The Crown,’ a play about the rise of a dictator and the fall of his onetime…
Cathy Young
July 3, 2023 5:30 am

This July Fourth, Remember the ‘Founding Scoundrels’

They helped build America, too.
Timothy C. Hemmis and David Head
July 1, 2023 12:17 pm

A Decade of Big Muscles and Bigger Egos

Listen now (34 min) | Nick de Semlyen on his new book, 'The Last Action Heroes'
Sonny Bunch