Celebrated memoirist Mary Karr on her new book, why being smart is overrated, the tragedy of trigger warnings and how Jesus liked to party
The memoir market has become a bit diluted of late. Like that old expensive bottle of scotch in your parent’s liquor cabinet you used to sneak shots from and then fill with water to mask the difference, the venerable form has caught some flack for fraudulence.
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It can raise a viewer’s heart rate just watching Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the second film in the popular franchise about a group of friends attempting to survive a post-apocalyptic world, so it’s no great surprise that actually starring in the film required intense dedication to some hair-raising stunts.
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The actress makes her big-screen debut opposite De Niro
When it comes to an office’s pecking order, interns usually aren’t near the top. But when you’re talking about The Intern, the new movie from Nancy Meyers featuring Robert De Niro as the titular character, things can get a little confused.
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Despite his countless hours on camera, Clive Owen’s first appearance on Broadway—in a production of Harold Pinter’s fractured love story Old Times—is somewhat anxiety inducing. “It’s my first play in many years, so I’m obviously nervous,” he says, “but because it was theater that made me fall in ... More
How The Color Purple brought the Oscar winner to the stage
Jennifer Hudson’s no stranger to the spotlight, but when she makes her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in a revival of The Color Purple, she says the stakes will be decidedly high. “Broadway is something that has been a dream of mine for a long time,” the Oscar and Grammy ... More
The legendary actor brings a real-life story to the stage with Allegiance
It’s been a six-year journey bringing Allegiance to Broadway, but for the show’s creator and star, George Takei, that wait was worthwhile. “It’s been exhilarating and fulfilling,” he says of the new musical, which is based on his own childhood experience in a 1940s Japanese-American internment camp. For director Stafford ... More
Why the actor's turn in Fool For Love is like "catching lightning in a bottle"
When Sam Rockwell first performed Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize–nominated Fool for Love at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2014, he had more than just lines to learn. “I’ve done two Western movies, and I could’ve learned to lasso then and didn’t,” he says. “I’m still kicking myself.” Now that the ... More
Love, deception, murder and an all-star cast for Thérèse Raquin
“Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov all owe a debt to this story,” Evan Cabnet says of Thérèse Raquin, the Émile Zola–penned drama he’s directing this fall. It’s true that the story of love, murder and revenge is influential, and not only with playwrights. “I love the play,” says Judith Light, who ... More
Inside Hamilton, the most talked-about show of the year
During its off-Broadway run, Hamilton—the political hop-hop musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda—earned a deafening buzz. Now that the show has hit Broadway, Leslie Odom Jr., who stars as Aaron Burr, feels that enthusiasm growing. “Every time there’s a new audience in the room, they’re thrilled to be there,” he says. According ... More