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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

Luca Guadagnino

Introducing our new Seasoned Traveler feature, a questionnaire devoted entirely to travel routines. First up: the Italian director behind A Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name, and the new film Bones and All

Study in Brown

Down to Business

The Power and the Glory

In 1985, G.E. purchased RCA for $6.3 billion in cash, then the largest M&A deal of all time. That G.E. was actually buying back a business it had started 65 years earlier was largely forgotten

Crime Pays

He’s written 37 books and sold more than 80 million copies—yet The New York Times still won’t give Michael Connelly’s well-crafted and timely whodunits a proper review

The Bike Picture

How a long-haired band of outsiders with a 16-mm. camera, $300,000, and “a hell of an idea” re-invented American movies with Easy Rider

The Man Who Knows Don Giovanni

On the eve of a new production in Turin, master maestro Riccardo Muti unlocks the hero’s secrets

Pauline Chalamet

Although the star of The Sex Lives of College Girls grew up in a family of actors, writers, and directors, she resisted a life in the arts for years

Angelica Hicks’s Sketchbook

From Unknown to Downton, with Stops Along the Way

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

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

Sweet Nothings

Nan Goldin Flips the Script

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

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

Jim McMullan’s Sketchbook