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Judy Blume Finally Got a ‘Yes’ From Hollywood
Decades after she first discussed translating her work to film and television, the Blume-aissance is upon us. All it needed was for Judy Blume fans to take charge in the entertainment industry.
Anthony Pellicano: Then and Now
A two-part documentary from The New York Times explores the work of a man who made the problems of Hollywood’s elite disappear.
Asian Oscar Nominees Reflect on Their Work in a Record-Setting Year
It was a record year for actors, but directors, musicians and other artists of Asian descent are also up for statuettes. We asked many of the contenders to reflect on their work.
Bernard Henri-Lévy Chooses War Zones in Ukraine Over Salons
In a new film, “Slava Ukraini,” the writer and filmmaker Bernard Henri-Lévy warns of a heavy price if the West fails to defeat Putin in Ukraine.
The Brave Man Whom Putin Wants to Kill
As the dissident Aleksei Navalny is tormented in a Russian prison cell, his daughter studies at Stanford and tries to keep her dad alive.
Stay With Me, The World Is a Devastating Place
It was 1970. Over 50 years later, these words serve as a dire warning.
‘Black Bear,’ ‘Sharp Stick’ and More Streaming Gems
Looking for something different to stream? We have options for you.
What if Hale County, Ala., Is the Heart of America?
The work of two photographers is joined to create a powerful meditation on race and poverty in the South.
India’s Proud Tradition of a Free Press Is at Risk
Self-censorship has spread, along with a shrill Hindu nationalism in news reports that echoes the government line.
The Memories I Ran From Found Me
A filmmaker revisits his time in Cuba to tell a story he left unfinished.
Sundance Film Festival 2023: Standout Movies
Dramas about couples (“Cat Person”) and families (“A Thousand and One”) tackle complex lives; documentaries on Judy Blume and Nikki Giovanni entertain.
A Conversation With Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Lasting Impact of the 1619 Project
“The 1619 Project” continues to provoke national debate about race and history.
Sundance, Once a Hotbed for Film Deals, Tries to Find Its Footing
The kind of independent movies that the festival showcases have struggled at the box office, spurring worries about what the market would be like this year.
A New Series, ‘In Service of Our Ancestors’
The 1619 Project, which has been adapted into a podcast and a book, premieres as a documentary on Hulu this week.
As India Tries to Block a Modi Documentary, Students Fight to See It
Officials at a public university cut the electricity before a planned screening, and the government has prevented clips from appearing online.
The Life of an Ambassador’s Wife
In Burkina Faso, a diplomatic spouse spends her days within the boundaries of the embassy.
She Made History as a Black Basketball Star. Why Won’t Her College Name Its Arena for Her?
Delta State University should do right by the “Queen of Basketball.”
A Trans Man in Mexico Forges His Own Path
In a traditional Catholic town, Alex develops his identity and defends his dreams.
Why Has America Fallen So Hard for Harry and Meghan?
Inside a vast, and somewhat peculiar, celebrity obsession.
Prince Harry’s Book Describes Physical Attack by William, According to Report
“He knocked me to the floor,” Harry recounts of the alleged assault by Prince William, according to The Guardian, which said it had obtained a copy of Harry’s coming book.
‘Don’t Make Me Over’: Dionne Warwick’s Documentary Encore
A conversation with the five-time Grammy-winning singer who is the subject of a new career-spanning documentary, “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over.”
Advice From Pelosi’s Daughter: ‘Every Woman Needs a Paul Pelosi’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, a multimillionaire venture capitalist recovering from a brutal attack, has long taken care of the couple’s “business of living,’’ including shopping for the speaker’s clothes.
Charles Charts a Path as a King for All Holiday Seasons
Adding a Hanukkah party and Diwali treats to the traditional Christmas address, King Charles III is publicly embracing a more inclusive monarchy in his first months.
William Strobeck Is Supreme’s Skate Video Auteur
William Strobeck brings rare intimacy to his skateboarding films. His latest, “Play Dead,” with Supreme, chronicles some of the sport’s biggest talents.
How Will History Remember Jan. 6?
History is not just what happened. It is the meaning we make out of what happened and the story we tell with that meaning.
Harry Takes Aim at William in New Episodes of Netflix Documentary
The younger prince made several incendiary allegations about his brother, who is now heir to the British throne.
What We Learned From ‘Harry & Meghan,’ Part Two
The second collection of episodes of the couple’s Netflix docuseries landed on Thursday. It dives deep into mental health and royal drama.
Experience the Great Outdoors From Prison
Incarcerated men and women watch nature videos on a loop in a mental health program.
The Villain So Far in ‘Harry & Meghan’? Not the Royal Family.
Harry and Meghan focused their ire in their Netflix documentary on the tabloids they say have hounded them out of remorseless greed and scarcely concealed racism.
Netflix’s Harry and Meghan Documentary Series to Be ‘Personal and Raw’
The documentary series is the most high-profile project from Story Syndicate, a company run by the filmmaker Liz Garbus and her husband, Dan Cogan.
Best Comedy of 2022
Stand-up specials like “Rothaniel” pushed boundaries this year, and Netflix’s financial setbacks could mean that its dominance in comedy is slowing.
My Mother’s Unlikely Bond With a Baby Squirrel
A space is filled after an only child leaves the nest.
Andy Jassy Declines to Say If Amazon Will Add Disclaimer To Antisemitic Film
He said the company has a panel that reviews content that might be objectionable, but that cases were not always “straightforward.”
Roberta Flack Has A.L.S. and Can No Longer Sing, Her Publicist Says
The highly decorated vocalist, known for hits like “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” was diagnosed with the disease in August.
Divers Discover Piece of Space Shuttle Challenger Off Florida Coast
The discovery came 36 years after the shuttle exploded over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all seven crew members on board, in one of the worst accidents of the American space program.
Patrick Haggerty, ‘Lost Pioneer’ of Gay Country Music, Dies at 78
In 1973, he put out a little-noticed album of songs about same-sex love and social protest. Forty-one years later, he became an unlikely star.
Amazon Considers Disclaimer to Antisemitic Film Irving Shared Online
The company said it was working with the Anti-Defamation League to potentially add language to the page that viewers see before buying or renting the film.
Louis Armstrong’s Last Laugh
Private recordings, heard in the new documentary “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,” add a further dimension to the artist.
‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me’ Review: An Honest Portrait of Stardom
Sincere and soul-baring, the documentary, directed by Alek Keshishian, captures Gomez’s challenges with mental illness, lupus and fame.
Trump Asked, ‘Is This a Good Jewish Character Right Here?’ in 2021 Video
Donald Trump made bigoted remarks about Jews and Persians at an event in 2021, in a new video provided by a British documentary filmmaker.
Reindeer Dog vs. the Swedish Tax Agency
Indigenous Sami tradition vs. Swedish bureaucracy — who wins this dogfight?
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Adnan Syed
Mr. Syed, whose case was featured in the hit podcast “Serial,” had been convicted in the death of a high school classmate and spent 23 years in prison before being released last month.
Jeffrey Dahmer Series on Netflix Revisits a Painful Past
A Netflix series about the infamous Milwaukee serial killer aims to tell the gruesome story through the experience of his victims. Those who remember them say that attempt failed.
Jeremy Lin Finally Loves ‘Linsanity’ Just As Much as You Do
A star turn with the Knicks in 2012 made Lin a cultural icon. But the focus on his race — Lin is Taiwanese American — made him uncomfortable for years.
Two Kids. One Pony. Hundreds of Miles to Montreal’s Expo 67.
Two brothers from the Boston suburbs set out on an improbable journey to Montreal’s Expo 67 by hoof.
Sundance Liked Her Documentary, ‘Jihad Rehab,’ Until Muslim Critics Didn’t
The film festival gave Meg Smaker’s “Jihad Rehab” a coveted spot in its 2022 lineup, but apologized after an outcry over her race and her approach.
In New Film, Former Employee Says Mario Batali Sexually Assaulted Her
A woman who worked for the chef comes forward with her account of a night at the Spotted Pig in Manhattan.
Judge Overturns Murder Conviction of Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’
Mr. Syed, 41, had been serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his high school classmate Hae Min Lee. The judge gave prosecutors 30 days to ask for a new trial or drop the case.
Adnan Syed’s Legal Journey: a Timeline
The defendant, who was the subject of the 2014 podcast “Serial,” is serving life in prison, maintains that he is innocent and has fought to be released.