The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘The Mule’

After last week’s new release marathon, we’re thankfully back to more manageable levels of new release intake. So this week we’ve got an energetic new documentary on Netflix, a couple of prestige dramas from the fall, an above-average popcorn movie, and a documentary about one of the legends of New Hollywood. ON NETFLIX The Legend […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Will Stop at Nothing to Be ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’

Winter is finally (FINALLY) beginning to morph into spring, and it’s never too early to start piling up your beach reads. And we’ve got a recommendation: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend (out this week from Graydon House), the story of a young woman willing to go to any lengths – and I do mean any – to […]

Book Excerpt: ‘The Trial of Lizzie Borden,’ the Original True Crime Sensation

It might feel like we’re in the midst of an unequaled true crime boom, thanks to the ubiquity of non-fiction crime documentaries, series, podcasts, and books, but don’t be fooled; the culture has always had a perverse fascination with the evil that men do. Or women — to this day, one of the most notorious […]

The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘The Favourite’ ‘Creed II’

This week’s big streaming title of note is the feature directorial debut of one of our finest actors, while the new release disc and VOD slate includes an Oscar winner, a couple of shoulda-been nominees, an engaging sequel, and a forgotten little early-‘90s gem. ON NETFLIX The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Chiwetel Ejiofor not […]

Book Excerpt: Two Young Lives Collide in ‘The Current’

Tim Johnston’s debut novel, 2015’s Descent, was both a critical success and a New York Times bestseller — so anticipation is obviously high for his newest book, The Current (out this week from Algonquin Books), a story of loss, survival, and buried secrets. But the ambitious author is up for the challenge. “The Current may differ […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Old Man and the Gun’

Fresh starring roles for familiar faces are in the new release spotlight this week, and though the vehicles vary — a new entry in a horror franchise and a modest, indie character drama — the results are just as pleasing. We’ve also got a controversial new documentary, a horror drama that you might’ve slept on, […]

Book Excerpt: Revisiting ‘Pine Barrens’ with ‘The Sopranos Sessions’

On January 10, 1999, HBO debuted The Sopranos — and kicked off a cultural revolution. The series, created by David Chase, sprung from the one-joke concept of “gangster goes to therapy” (there was apparently something in the air; two months later, the feature film Analyze This explored the same idea) but quickly proved itself as much more. […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘The Oath,’ ‘Annihilation’

This week’s best new releases couldn’t be further apart: a breakneck political satire on one hand, the meditative final film from an Iranian master on the other. And on your streaming services, we have one of last year’s best movies, a classic comedy, and a shoulda-been-a-classic as well. Let’s dive in: ON NETFLIX Monty Python […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]