The 10 Best Movies Based on a True Story

Movies based on true stories are a special breed of entertainment. We know better than to believe every detail or line of dialogue—movies are always a fiction in the broad sense—and that filmmakers who are dealing with real-life events need …

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The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020

Reading fiction in 2020 was an act of defiance—of turning our attention away from the catastrophes playing out around us to engage in a quiet, imaginative act. And the year’s best fiction offered many paths toward greater understanding and meaningful …

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What I Learned From What Paradise Lost

California is on fire. More than 4.1 million acres in the state have burned this year, double the previous record.
Stats like these can be numbing. But for hundreds of thousands of Californians, they’re very real. They’ve watched fires sprint …

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The Best Broadway Shows You Can Stream at Home Right Now

Though Broadway theaters are shuttered through at least May of next year due to COVID-19, there are still options to get your theater fix. And they don’t involve going anywhere or being around people (unless they already happen to be …

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