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Marlon Brando: Hollywood’s Complex, Conflicted Cassandra
All else aside, writes William J. Mann, the actor was "a voice in the wilderness warning about the celebrity culture he spied coming down the tracks."
Bass Reeves, Overlooked American Hero, Gets Hollywood Close-Up
The story of the first Black deputy US marshal west of the Mississippi is coming to the screen.
Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand
Diversity, inclusion and curious sins of omission in a new book on the "greatest star."
Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’
An Off-Broadway musical fronts a hologram of Oscar Hammerstein II -- and faces headwinds.
“Making Oscar Wilde”: A Young Aesthete Lectures America
His American tour served him as he wrote the stage comedies that gave him lasting literary currency.
He Spent a Year Telling Students to ‘Sit Down and Shut...
Cinque Henderson's provocative memoir raises questions and concerns.
Why ‘RBG’ (Film and Notorious!) Is Calling Artists to Action
Forget the "quiet resistance." Artists must be an emphatic, self-assured group that won't be silenced.
Jayne Atkinson: Many Political Women, One Singular ‘Ann’
A Texas-sized challenge for any actress, even one at the peak of her performative powers.
‘An American Quilt’ Pulls Back the Covers of Enslavement Culture
But why doesn’t Rachel May run with her many “what ifs” and give us a novel?
‘The List’: How Many People Did My Friend Have Sex With?
A photography project, a book, and now a work for the stage, taken from real life.
New Bio Confirms: Martin Luther Was a Medieval Radical
Not to mention hemorrhoids and constipation when he faced the Catholic inquisition.
“After Andy”: When a Former London “It” Girl Went Warhol
In her memoir, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni also tells tales of Pinter, Jagger and Lagerfeld.
Actor-Writer Jim Brochu: The Greatest American Zero
"Zero is a great character to play, whether people know he was real or not."
Prince Biographer Alex Hahn: Nothing Still Compares to U
Always looking for a sense of home, Prince finally found it in Paisley Park.