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Broken Images

T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is the rare modernist masterpiece that still feels modern

Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Into the Maelstrom

Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades burns like a fever dream in the hands of Nathalie Stutzman, contralto turned star conductor

Not Your Father’s Ghostwriter

Unfortunately for the royal family, J. R. Moehringer, Prince Harry’s ghostwriter, specializes in damaged father-son relationships

Out of Step

While researching his book about the dance company Ballet Russes, Rupert Christiansen stumbled upon a dance critic’s account of their awkward interview

A Weight on Her Shoulders

The director Nanette Burstein’s new docuseries, Killer Sally, offers a nuanced look at the bodybuilder Sally McNeil’s 1995 murder of her abusive husband

Nan Goldin Flips the Script

Everybody’s Talkin’

How a disruptive new technology—sound—brought an end to the silent era and gave rise to the studio system. An exclusive excerpt from Hollywood: The Oral History

Bono Still Hasn’t Found What He’s Looking For

The U2 front man’s new memoir is romantic, sincere, and self-effacing. More than an inventory of rock ’n’ roll high jinks, it reveals how deep the trauma of losing his mother at just 14 sits, even today

Being Bunny

Messing with Perfection

In the latest affront to musical history, Cat Power is covering Bob Dylan’s 1966 concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Sweet Nothings

Jim McMullan’s Sketchbook

Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

The Filmmaker-to-Critic Road Map

Mystery Man

Eight Questions with Anthony Horowitz, the man behind Foyle’s War and Agatha Christie’s Poirot, a series of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond novels, and his own mystery TV show

A Seven-Decade Roman Holiday

The diaries of the American art critic, photographer, and Rome transplant Milton Gendel reveal a life spent mingling with artists, royals, and other notables

Liz Truss: Even Stranger Than We Thought

On this week’s podcast, Stuart Heritage reports on the very revealing new book about the former P.M.

Second-Lead Syndrome

Dancing man Tommy Rall steals the screen in MGM’s Kiss Me, Kate

Failing Up

The Wilder West

Post–Civil War, while most white settlers were eager to push American Indians off their land, General William Sherman advocated for the tribes

Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Handy Halloween Hacks

With a few minor tweaks, you can recycle an old costume into something more timely

Waxing Poetic