Best New Books: Weeks of 11/23/21 & 11/30/21

Jodi Picoult, Diana Gabaldon, Ann Patchett, Mel Brooks, Patricia Cornwell, and more.

Movie Review: Eternals

The way Marvel Studios runs things means we are unlikely to get any truly exceptional films out of them, but it also means that they can be counted on to make consistently entertaining escapist cinema, and Eternals is very solidly that.

Best New Books: Week of 11/2/21

Janet Evanovich, Mitch Albom, Gary Shteyngart, Elif Shafak, Wanda M. Morris, Kal Penn, MIchael Eric Dyson, Sam Quinones, and more.

Movie Review: Dune

For a long time Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune was considered to be “unfilmable,” likely due to the complex plot and deeper themes. This notion has proven itself true over several failed attempts thus far, but the latest by noted director Denis Villeneuve has decided to try splitting the tome into two separate, lengthy films to avoid having to make too many major cuts or changes.

Best New Books: Week of 10/12/21

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny, John le Carré, Susan Orlean, Alice Hoffman, Ron & Clint Howard, Nick Offerman, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/5/21

Amor Towles, Jonathen Franzen, David Sedaris, Jo Nesbø, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Unger, Miriam Toews, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/28/21

Anthony Doerr, Joshua Ferris, Richard Osman, Catriona Ward, Steven Pinker, Anita Hill, Ellen Datlow, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/21/21

Richard Powers, Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe, Craig Johnson, Ruth Ozeki, Wiley Cash, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/14/21

Liane Moriarty, Colson Whitehead, Mary Roach, Gabrielle Union, Gayl Jones, Joy Williams, T.C. Boyle, and more.

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Moreso than their other post-Endgame titles, this one really seems like the kickoff of Phase 4.