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Daphne Merkin

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

HBO’s new documentary on the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll tells an inspiring story of survival

Me, Myself & Ich

The Anxiety of Assimilation

The powerful new play Leopoldstadt mirrors its author’s journey from Tomáš Sträussler to Tom Stoppard

Forces of Nature

The renowned photographer Karsh shot some of the 20th century’s most remarkable women

Family Fiction

The Super 8 Years brings the Nobel Prize–winning French novelist Annie Ernaux’s high literary style to the screen

When a Writer Loves a Writer

A Charmed Life

Poet, human-rights activist, world traveler, wife of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist William Styron—a new memoir chronicles the many sides of Rose Styron

The Cult Around the Corner

For nearly 30 years, a fringe psychologist exerted total control over the lives of his followers. His not-so-secret headquarters? A town house on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Down the Memory Hole

An arresting new biography gives George Orwell’s intrepid first wife her due