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Friday, October 26, 2018

Is It Curtains for the Drama Book Shop? by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the Drama Book Shop, a beloved New York City theatre institution that will soon be forced from its home and is hoping to find a new space.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How Paul Dano Came to Adapt a Richard Ford Novel for His Movie “Wildlife” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman interviews the actor Paul Dano about his directorial début, ”Wildlife,” which is based on a novel by Richard Ford and stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

What Would Damien Chazelle Weigh on the Moon? by Michael Schulman

The director of “First Man” examines a chunk of moon rock and ponders space exploration.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe and the Art of the Fact-Check by Michael Schulman

Researching his role in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the actor embeds in The New Yorker’s fact-checking department.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jane Fonda Is Paying Close Attention by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman interviews the actress and activist Jane Fonda about talking to voters, supporting \#MeToo, and growing into herself.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 2018 Emmys: Nerd Love and Hannah Gadsby Won the Night by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the 2018 Primetime Emmy awards, where a surprise marriage proposal one the night.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Carrie Coon’s Existential Journey to TV Stardom by Michael Schulman

In shows such as “The Leftovers” and “Fargo,” she exudes a Midwestern pragmatism that has its own kind of mystery, Michael Schulman writes.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

When Bees Go Rogue, Call the N.Y.P.D. by Michael Schulman

A swarm struck Times Square. Members of an élite beekeeping squad rushed to the scene, Michael Schulman writes. 

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Shaming of Geoffrey Owens and the Inability to See Actors as Laborers, Too by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes on the inability to see actors as laborers in light of the recent shaming of the actor Geoffrey Owens, of “The Cosby Show,” after he was photographed working at a…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Glenn Close Grabs the Limelight in “The Wife” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews the new film “The Wife,” starring Glenn Close, and writes about the parallels between Close’s life and personality and those of the character she plays in the …

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Monday, August 20, 2018

A Frog’s-Eye View of the Five Boroughs by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the intrepid British writer touring the city’s public and private pools on a hot summer day.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Fall Preview by Michael Schulman

Superstar Vehicles, a Radical “Oklahoma!”

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Is “Pretty Woman” on Broadway a Big Mistake? by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews the newly opened Broadway musical “Pretty Woman,” at the Nederlander Theatre, starring Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Eric Anderson, and Orfeh.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

A Hollywood Hedonist Turns Ninety-Five by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on Matt Tyrnauer’s new documentary, “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” about the nonagenarian Scotty Bowers, whose 2012 tell-all book, “Full Service,” r…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Trapped in the Garden with Parker Posey by Michael Schulman

At her new digs in the West Village, the actress and newly minted memoirist gets locked out.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

“Head Over Heels,” Reviewed: A Trans-Positive Spin on a Sixteenth-Century Romance, with Help from the Go-Go’s by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews the musical “Head Over Heels,”at the Hudson Theatre, which features the first openly transgender woman to originate a major role on Broadway.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Complexities of Whitney Houston in “Whitney” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on “Whitney,” a new documentary about the singer Whitney Houston, directed by Kevin Macdonald.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Bo Burnham’s Age of Anxiety by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the film “Eighth Grade,” in which the former YouTube star turns on the medium that made him famous.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Encounters: Alison Brie Swaps Her Wrestling Costume for Boxing Gloves by Michael Schulman

The star of Netflix’s “GLOW,” which returns for Season 2, is not afraid of getting physical.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Aunt Lydia’s Garden Karma by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the in-demand character actress Ann Dowd, and her adventures with cattle prods, nuns, and hoarders.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

The 2018 Tony Awards: Springsteen, Meet SpongeBob by Michael Schulman

Michael Shulman reviews the 2018 Tony Awards, which he writes did not stint on weird juxtapositions, tuneful numbers, or memorable speeches.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Review: The Tender Biographies of “House of Nutter” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews “House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row,” a new book by Lance Richardson about the brothers Tommy and David Nutter.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

The N.Y.P.D. Police Band Takes the Stage by Michael Schulman

At a performance of “The Band’s Visit,” on Broadway, New York’s police band jammed with the show’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

How Interview Magazine Uplifted and Reshaped Celebrity Culture by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the folding of Interview Magazine, which was created in 1969 by the artist Andy Warhol.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Kathleen Turner Finds Her Voice at Café Carlyle by Michael Schulman

Telling stories punctuated by standards, Turner recalls falling in love with the theatre.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Carol Burnett Gets Woke by Michael Schulman

Now that the kids who grew up on “The Carol Burnett Show” are middle-aged, the actress is finding new fans on Netflix, Michael Schulman writes.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Summer Theatre Preview by Michael Schulman

“Pretty Woman” comes to Broadway, Armie Hammer stars in “Straight White Men,” and Chukwudi Iwuji plays Othello in Central Park.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The 2018 Tony Nominations: “Mean Girls,” “Harry Potter,” and Singing SpongeBob by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the 2018 Tony Award nominees, including “Mean Girls,” “Three Tall Women,” “The Iceman Cometh,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and others.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Grace Jones, Donna Summer, and the Power of Disco by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews two new projects about Grace Jones and Donna Summer—the bio-musical “Summer,” and the documentary “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.”

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Finding America’s Present in England’s Revolutionary Past by Michael Schulman

In Caryl Churchill’s “Light Shining in Buckinghamshire,” the director Rachel Chavkin sees a play for the resistance.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” Is Now a Fetch Broadway Musical by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about Tina Fey's "Mean Girls," now a musical on Broadway.

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