‘James Galanos: Design Integrity’ Review: The West Coast King of Fashion

James Galanos often gets underrepresented in fashion history; a new show offers a corrective.
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Apple Mac mini review: A pint-sized powerhouse for the rest of us

Apple Mac mini review: A pint-sized powerhouse for the rest of usApple's Mac mini has gotten a major upgrade, making it a true value proposition for people interested in getting in on the Apple ecosystem at a decent price.



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Beautiful Boy Review

It’s hard to make a good film about drug addiction, because it’s hard to portray drug addiction honestly without turning your movie into a finger-wagging cautionary tale. Even the best films to tackle the subject sometimes carry a streak of the old Reefer Madness scare tactics, and Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, even though it features some truly incredible performances, is no exception.

Beautiful Boy tells the story of David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his teenage son Nic (Timotheé Chalamet), who becomes addicted to a series of dangerous drugs, including crystal meth and heroin. The way David saw it, their their lives were relatively perfect: they’re affluent, they have a loving household, and yet Nic’s seemingly conventional teen ennui led to one experimentation after another, and now he’s disappearing for days on end, and he’s an emotional train wreck whenever he does come home.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Review

Whereas normally a review would try to get to the heart of what makes a game fun (or not), in the case of a compilation like the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection I’m judging the work that was put into curating, presenting, contextualizing, and enhancing the artifacts on display. These games are relics of another time, and in some cases not much fun to play today. But video game history is important, and I’m grateful developer Digital Eclipse is willing to do the work to preserve games that most people today probably haven’t even heard of.

Digital Eclipse, known for its work on the Mega Man Legacy Collection and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, has put together another attractive museum exhibit for retro game fans to stroll through. The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection focuses on the pre-Neo Geo years of the company — basically the ‘80s (or The Greatest Decade, as I like to call it). Fourteen games are included at launch:

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Review: A Sex Scandal Upends a Campaign in ‘The Front Runner’

Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s real-life morality play.
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'Red Dead Redemption II' review: Wild, Wild West

'Red Dead Redemption II' review: Wild, Wild West'Red Dead Redemption II' is an ambitious saga that tackles the faults in myth making and savagery of the west.



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Apple iPhone XR review: A no-brainer buy

Apple iPhone XR review: A no-brainer buyApple's iPhone XR is less expensive than the XS and XS Max, but still manages to pack many of the same features.



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Daredevil Season 3, Episode 9: “Revelations” Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 9. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of Season 3, episode 8.

“You chose to hide the one thing that could have changed everything for me.”

Once again, I have to say, I’m very pleasantly surprised at how increasingly great these middle chapters are. Even Season 1, the last season with full-tilt Fisk, didn’t have the strongest midsection. These episodes are increasingly great, in fact. As in, Episode 8 is better than 7. Now Episode 9 stands taller than 8. Sure, it wraps up with the most cliffhanger-y ending so far, and that deflates the tires a touch, but “Revelations” is still really powerful all the way through. Most importantly, it makes me care about Nadeem.

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iPhone XR Review: You Don’t Have to Spend $1,000 for the Best iPhone

The iPhone XR has a few price-cutting compromises, but great battery life, Face ID and a colorful design make it the best iPhone to buy, writes Joanna Stern.
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Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Freddie Mercury was the most majestically debauched of all rock stars. A bad-boy diva with a famous overbite that made him look not just sexy but libidinous, he strutted around onstage with the come-hither flamboyance of a leering vampire prince. And, of course, no one in rock history had pipes like his. In his heyday […]

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Daredevil: Season 3 Review

The following contains spoilers for all of Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 on Netflix. Below, you can also find links to all the individual episode reviews for Season 3, for those who’d like a more focused take on a specific chapter, followed by our full Season 3 review.

London Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’

Stan Laurel, the slimmer British half of Hollywood double act Laurel and Hardy, was not one to wax lyrical about the art or mystique of comedy: “You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly,” he said, making vaudeville performance sound altogether as methodical and prosaic as shopping for groceries. No matter […]

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Film Review: ‘Galveston’

Let’s say you come across gritty desperadoes-on-the-run thriller “Galveston,” maybe flipping channels or because you decided to take a gamble and buy the Ben Foster-Elle Fanning drama on-demand. Watching the tough, Gulf of Mexico road movie unfold — burning slow and even from Louisiana to its title Texas destination like a lit cigarette in a dead […]

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Live Review: Elton John Stays Flashy on the Long Road to Farewell

The English musician conquered American pop radio in the 1970s and never entirely left. Now he’s on a three-year tour celebrating his many hits for the last time.
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? Review

Lee Israel, as she is depicted in director Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, only liked four things in life: Writing, Dorothy Parker, drinking, and her cat. If you weren’t one of those things, then she had no time for you and would probably lazily insult you for standing in her way. Israel, sensitively portrayed by Melissa McCarthy, was a misanthrope of an all-too-recognizable order, frequently eschewing human company and hurling cusses at the people she did find herself next to.

All between slugs of whiskey, of course. Early in the film, Israel barges into the office of her disapproving agent (Jane Curtin) to angrily demand an advance, but mostly to lambaste Tom Clancy (seen as a smug partygoer in an earlier scene) for being more successful than she. Her agent points out that she is caustic and unlikable and writes biographies no one wants to read. Her agent is right. Israel lives in squalor and poverty and desperation, taking comfort in the caustic and biting wit of people like Noël Coward.

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‘Halloween’ Review: Babysitters (and Jamie Lee Curtis) Beware!

David Gordon Green’s sequel to the horror classic brings Michael Myers back for blood.
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Gigabyte Aorus K9 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

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PC component maker Gigabyte is trying its hand at mechanical keyboards once again, this time with the $ 140 Aorus K9 Optical (See it on Amazon). Like most keyboards in this price range it brings full RGB backlighting and a premium look and feel to the table, but rather than using traditional mechanical switches, Gigabyte followed the lead of Bloody, Razer and Roccat and crafted a proprietary key switch dubbed Flaretech. They’re optical switches, meaning they use light rather than mechanical parts to actuate. Gigabyte claims the optical switch’s speedier debounce time and lack of metal parts offers a faster response, and, implicitly, an easier path to victory. How do those promises hold up in the real world?

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NBA 2K Playground 2 Review

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 does a solid job making 2v2 arcade basketball fun for the long haul. Expanding on its predecessor, this sequel – now under the NBA 2K umbrella – includes two new major modes that enhance both the solo and multiplayer experiences. While the core gameplay feels very similar to NBA Playgrounds, that’s mostly a good thing. Playgrounds 2 still lacks the depth of the defunct NBA Street series and the pure chaos of the also-dormant NBA Jam, but it has found its footing as a unique take on arcade basketball in its own right.

On the single-player side of the equation, Playgrounds 2 features a season mode, which replaces the six tournaments seen in the original. This isn’t a full-fledged 82-game haul, however. Instead, each season consists of 14 regular season games and a best-of-three playoff format for the top eight teams from each conference. The truncated schedule works well here. You can finish an entire season in under a couple hours with the default game length of three minutes. It’s a refreshing change of pace from the long slog of sports sim seasons. It also gives you the option to play the season cooperatively with a friend via couch co-op or online. Of note, season mode has four difficulty levels, and the AI feels smarter in the sequel, especially when ratcheting up the difficulty.

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The Book Review: Kate Atkinson on ‘Transcription’

Atkinson discusses her new novel about a young woman caught up in spy work during World War II.
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‘Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future’ Review: Modernism’s Missing Link?

The Guggenheim Museum argues for the little-known Hilma af Klint as an early, overlooked pioneer of abstract art
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Beautiful Boy Review

It’s hard to make a good film about drug addiction, because it’s hard to portray drug addiction honestly without turning your movie into a finger-wagging cautionary tale. Even the best films to tackle the subject sometimes carry a streak of the old Reefer Madness scare tactics, and Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, even though it features some truly incredible performances, is no exception.

Beautiful Boy tells the story of David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his teenage son Nic (Timotheé Chalament), who becomes addicted to a series of dangerous drugs, including crystal meth and heroin. The way David saw it, their their lives were relatively perfect: they’re affluent, they have a loving household, and yet Nic’s seemingly conventional teen ennui led to one experimentation after another, and now he’s disappearing for days on end, and he’s an emotional train wreck whenever he does come home.

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'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' review: The finest 'Creed' yet

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' review: The finest 'Creed' yet'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' revitalizes the 'Assassin's Creed' franchise, bringing out the best the series has to offer.



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Fashion Review: Bind Me Up; Set Me Free

The uncomfortable mystery of Thom Browne and the generous spirit of Valentino by way of Stella McCartney’s problem-solving prowess.
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Concert Review: Norah Jones Rocks Out Amid Jazz Comeback in L.A.

Thank heaven Norah Jones ditched jazz… and thank the stars she came back. Not that she ever entirely went away, or probably cares about our genre distinctions much anyway, but her sold-out show at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel this week felt like a sort of homecoming, making good live on what she’d delivered on […]

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Fashion Review: Birth and Chaos in Paris

Comme des Garçons embraces mystery, Balenciaga takes a wild ride through the cosmos, and other style statements from the weekend.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch review: The smartwatch for everyone

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: The smartwatch for everyoneSamsung's Galaxy Watch is the most compelling smartwatch available for all smartphone owners.



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Fashion Review: Offline and On Point at Dries Van Noten

What happens when you stop fixating on the small screen? Answers of sorts at Dries Van Noten and Chloé.
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Fashion Review: The United Nation of Gucci, and Liberation by Dior

From the theater to the dance, the Paris shows opened with a pair of different manifestos on the language of style.
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Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100

Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire.
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New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

The editor, Ian Buruma, left as the magazine faced a backlash after publishing an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job and reputation following sexual misconduct allegations.
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Attack on Titan Episode 46 Review

For as gory and merciless as Attack on Titan is, this episode puts previous dark, visceral episodes to shame. Biting humans in half is one thing, but this particular abnormal titan is a whole new level of just gross.

If you haven’t already caught up to this point in Season 3, turn back now. Full spoilers for “Ruler of the Walls” are ahead.

Last episode’s cliffhanger left off with a transformed Rod Reiss barreling toward the Orvud District. “Ruler of the Walls” follows the Scouts’ daring gamble to save the district, and features probably one of Attack on Titan’s more clever battles too.

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White Boy Rick Review

Features powerful performances and a fantastic mood setter of a score by Max Richter, but it rushes over some of its best parts.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Kursk’

For many of us of an impressionable age and frame of mind in the year 2000, the Kursk submarine disaster occupies a uniquely chilling part of the imagination. Even far removed and only getting updates via news reports, the real-time experience of the excruciating 7-day delay between the explosions that sent the Russian nuclear submarine […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Wild Rose’

If someone ever decides to make a biopic about Chrissie Hynde (and by God, they should), we now have the perfect actress to play her: Jessie Buckley. The resemblance is remarkable (the sharp nose and distinctive slanted-tooth smile, the surly sparkle), and Buckley has a set of pipes that can sing just about anything. She’s […]

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‘Mutiny: Works by Géricault’ Review: Equine Passions and Anxieties

Théodore Géricault used the iconic animal to capture his tumultuous world on paper and canvas.
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White Boy Rick Review

When White Boy Rick works, it is a beautiful and heartfelt drama about family and the injustice of the legal system when it comes to the war on drugs, featuring stunning performances by both established actors and a promising newcomer. But the second half of the film loses itself and rushes through the most interesting aspects of the story.

You may be forgiven for thinking Yann Demange’s sophomore feature was going to be like Scarface. It’s got everything you would want out of a crime film – an underdog in a bad family situation who suddenly becomes successful by selling crack cocaine at age 15. Yet White Boy Rick has more in common with Spring Breakers than Scarface. This is a film about the optimism of a family who is convinced hard work will make anyone achieve the American Dream, and how that family can endure the hardships of the ’80s drug epidemic.

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Two Point Hospital Review

Getting into Two Point Hospital is sort of like meeting someone really charming and funny, then after a while, being pleasantly surprised to find they’re also really smart. The readable, disarming art style and chuckle-worthy fictional diseases that make patients think they’re Freddie Mercury or simply turn into a clown complement a layer of deep, strategic problem-solving.

Each of the 15 hospitals you’re asked to manage across Two Point County offers its own unique objectives and challenges, lending a welcome variety to the routine of diagnosing and curing patients to increase reputation and turn a profit. The layout of a facility has a large impact on the problem-solving, as it’s crucial to fit in diagnostic facilities, wards for long-term care, employee amenities, and specialists required to treat some of the wackier and more severe ailments. And there needs to be enough space left over for patients and staff to navigate between these hotspots. It’s a system that requires plenty of planning and rewards clever use of space.

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'Marvel's Spider-Man' review: An amazing story and spectacular combat

'Marvel's Spider-Man' review: An amazing story and spectacular combat‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ is exactly what fans of the character have always wanted in a game. Spider-Man is hands-down my favorite superhero. Sure, Superman is virtually a god, Batman is a goth with cool gadgets and Iron Man has more swagger than a billion Beyonces.



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Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.
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'Okami HD' Switch review: The perfection of a classic

'Okami HD' Switch review: The perfection of a classicOkami HD for the Switch is the ultimate version of this classic game.



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The Happytime Murders Review

Brian Henson, the son of The Muppets creator Jim Henson, has spent his entire career making puppet movies to entertain kids of all ages, and if his new film The Happytime Murders is any indication, he’s pretty mad about that. This raunchy comedy about a puppet detective and a human detective teaming up to solve a series of murders isn’t just a fantastical film noir in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Alien Nation, it’s a punch in the nose for everyone – inside and outside of the entertainment industry – who thinks puppeteering isn’t a serious art form.

In The Happytime Murders, a private detective named Phil Philips (Bill Barretta) picks up a new case, which leads him directly into a series of brutal puppet homicides. Someone is targeting the cast of The Happytime Gang, a once popular sitcom whose cast has hit hard times, and Phil has to team up with his old partner Det. Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) to solve the case.

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Film Review: ‘The Happytime Murders’

“Avenue Q.” “Meet the Feebles.” “Ted.” “Ted 2.” “Greg the Bunny.” “Wonder Showzen.” Hell, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” If each and every one of these titles is completely unfamiliar to you, and you are eager to start studying for your driver’s test, you may well go googly-eyed at “The Happytime Murders,” with its nonstop depictions […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Still the best big-screen Android phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Still the best big-screen Android phoneSamsung's Galaxy Note 9 is still the best big-screen smartphone on the market…just like the Note 8 was.



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Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is a Party With a First-Rate Guest List

Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of the best-selling novel is a lavish, slyly old-fashioned romantic comedy.
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BlacKkKlansman Review

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is many films, all at once. It’s a serious drama about racial issues. It’s a thrilling undercover cop movie. It’s a disturbing comedy about white supremacy. It’s a horror story about white supremacy. It’s a complex dialogue about propagandist cinema. And most importantly… it’s fantastic.

BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington as Detective Ron Stallworth, the first black policeman in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1979, Stallworth begins an undercover operation into the white supremacist organization called The Ku Klux Klan, in which he impersonates a racist white man over the phone. His infiltration is so successful he even gets the Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), on the phone for a chit-chat. When he needs to appear in person, Stallworth enlists his fellow officer, Detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), to take on the persona.

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Art Review: Rammellzee, From Living Letters to Living Sculpture

The universe of the graffiti master turned astrofunk storyteller, in a bracing show at Red Bull Arts New York, shows his lifelong battle against the limitations of form.
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Iconix Establishes Committee to Review Operations

COOPERATION, ANYONE?:  Iconix Brand Group Inc. and Sports Direct International have reached a cooperation agreement in which the latter can appoint two board members.
Separately, Iconix also will do an operational review of the company’s business. The board members selected by Sports Direct will be part of the committee conducting the internal review.
The two are James Marcus, a current board member, and Justin Barnes of IBSL Consultancy Ltd. The two also agreed that the board will be composed of no more than seven members after the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.
The meeting won’t be held on Aug. 2 as planned, but will be held this year by Oct. 1. They delay allows the company time to prepare proxy materials containing the full board slate of those standing for election. The two also agreed that in addition to Marcus and Barnes, shareholders will vote on a board slate that includes current executive chairman and interim chief executive officer Peter Cuneo, Drew Cohen, Mark Friedman and Sue Gove.
According to a regulatory filing, Iconix said Sports Direct has agreed to vote all of its shares in favor of the director nominees at the upcoming annual meeting. Sports Direct also has agreed to certain other customary

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Backblaze Review

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Backblaze is one of the most popular cloud backup services around right now, and it’s easy to see why. It costs only $ 5 a month per PC or Mac with unlimited storage, making it one of the most affordable services available, and it takes almost no time to set up (See pricing details on the Backblaze site). In just a few clicks, all your important files will be protected not only from hard drive crashes, but theft, fire, and other disasters.

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Lovebox review – Pharrell and Childish Gambino preach resistance

Pharrell and Childish Gambino urge fans to fight Donald Trump while playing London’s Lovebox festival.
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Concert Review: Eaux Claires Festival’s No Advanced Lineup Concept Proves a Risky Affair

The 2018 edition of the Eaux Claires festival, the four year-old, artsy two-day fest curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner (pictured), came with a unique, potentially exciting concept for anyone tired of the same played-out fest tropes: no lineup would be announced until festival-goers took to the field in Eaau […]

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Review: Pam Tanowitz’s ‘Four Quartets’ Hits Poetic Heights

The choreographer’s staging of T.S. Eliot’s classic, at Bard College, might be the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.
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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Sueño Florianópolis’

There’s a lot of narrative in even the most uneventful family vacation. Removed from the daily domestic grind and cast into a shapeless routine of idling and ambling in unfamiliar surrounds, intimate tensions are placed in stark relief, and the mood can swing with the ocean tides from giddy togetherness to no-one-understands-me exasperation. And on […]

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Fashion Review: A Declaration of Independence at Valentino and Fendi

As the couture shows came to an end, there were fireworks of the most creative kind.
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Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard Review

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Cooler Master’s new CK550 line of mechanical gaming keyboards deliver ample bang for your gaming buck. I am reviewing the retail-only CK552 model (See it at Best Buy), which features Gateron Red switches, full RGB per-key lighting, and a brushed aluminum chassis. It also supplies convenient on-the-fly controls for lighting and macros in addition to a well-designed, easy-to-use software app that lets you customize your lighting, set macros, map keys, and create profiles. Good luck finding all of this in another keyboard that costs less than $ 100. At $ 79.99, the Cooler Master CK552 is a steal.

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Fashion Review: At Chanel and Dior, the Incredible Intimacy of What You Can’t Buy Online

Karl Lagerfeld crafts an ode to the underneath and Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrates an atelier of her own.
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Netflix to Review Nicolas Lopez Deal Amid Harassment Allegations

In the wake of recent sexual and workplace harassment allegations against Chile’s biggest box office hitmaker, Nicolas Lopez, Netflix has placed its relationship with the filmmaker “under review.” “Netflix has licensed several of Nicolás López films in the past and we have an agreement for one of his new projects, which is now currently under […]

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Now it's okay to talk to your TV

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Now it's okay to talk to your TVAmazon's Fire TV Cube combines the best of its Echo and Fire TV in a package that's a no-brainer for streamers and smart home owners alike.



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Huawei MateBook X Pro review: China's MacBook Pro

Huawei MateBook X Pro review: China's MacBook ProHuawei's MateBook X Pro is a powerful laptop with a superb display, but its webcam is flop.



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Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Not Ready to Replace Your Remote

Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube comes with a pretty radical premise: By integrating Alexa and far-field microphones directly into the streaming device, Amazon promises that you’ll be able to interact with your TV with simple voice commands. However, a brief test showed that you shouldn’t throw out your remote control just yet. First, the basics: […]

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‘Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album’ Review: Sitting in the Studio With Coltrane

The recording of a 1963 session with the saxophonist was purged from ABC Records’ storage in the 1970s—luckily, a second copy survived.
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Album Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong

The couple abruptly released their long-rumored joint album, “Everything Is Love,” a statement of solidarity in the face of personal and institutional challenges.
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Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review

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Acer is well-known for its high-end Predator gaming laptops, but it also has an entry-level lineup dubbed Nitro as well. Since IGN typically only reviews expensive, herculean laptops we figured we’d add a bit of variety to our coverage with a review of the $ 900 Nitro 5 (See it on Amazon). It’s made for gamers on a budget, and features a pretty basic design but with enough gaming-specific features to satisfy most folks. Honestly, it’s mostly about setting your expectations correctly, because for a device that’s priced under $ 1,000, you can’t expect more than what the Nitro 5 has to offer.

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Film Review: ‘The Story of a Summer Lover’

With his third feature, rising Romanian director Paul Negoescu (“A Month in Thailand,” “Two Lottery Tickets”) reaches back to a time when Woody Allen’s name was associated with intelligent romantic comedies and jazz, delivering a film drenched in Allen-esque situations replanted in Bucharest. That in itself is fine, yet while “The Story of a Summer […]

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Album Review: Kanye West Writes a Song of Himself on ‘Ye’

On the rapper’s eighth studio album the focus isn’t on America but his all-encompassing self-absorption.
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Razer Core X eGPU Review

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Razer has taken a scalpel its external GPU enclosure, shaving a few hundred bucks off the price tag and some features along with it. Dubbed the Core X, it joins the Core V2 in the company’s stable of “eGPU” boxes and like its predecessor lets you drop a desktop GPU into a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure and connect it to a compatible laptop for desktop-level GPU power in a laptop.

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OnePlus 6 review: A killer smartphone at a killer price

OnePlus 6 review: A killer smartphone at a killer priceWhen it comes to Android smartphones, there’s Samsung’s Galaxy’s line of handsets, and a long list of also-rans. Take OnePlus, for example. For its latest trick, the OnePlus 6, OnePlus is pushing the envelope even further, stretching its phone’s display to a massive 6.3 inches, packing an improved camera and still maintaining OnePlus’s signature low price, $ 529 for a base model.



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TV Review: ‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 on Netflix

There’s something perfect about the fact that season 5 of “Arrested Development” picks up almost immediately where season 4 left off as if no time has passed at all, alternately ignoring and winking at the fact that its cast has aged. After all (narrator voice): it’s “Arrested Development.” Opting to stick with the still unfolding […]

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'Detroit: Become Human' review: Strong characters make your choices matter

'Detroit: Become Human' review: Strong characters make your choices matter“Detroit: Become Human” is a game that wants all of your choices to matter. From how you reply to other characters, to the split-second decisions you make during a scuffle, to whether you peer into an open doorway, nearly every action you make in “Detroit” feels as though it would impact the game’s narrative and, eventually, its final outcome. It’s not a perfect game — I had problems with the controls at times and quick-time events that felt overwhelming— but this is easily the best title to date from developer Quantic Dream.



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Film Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

SPOILER ALERT: The following review contains mild spoilers for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The most important thing to note about “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is that, in spite of its widely-publicized behind-the-scenes turmoil, culminating with the replacement of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Ron Howard several months into shooting, the film […]

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James Murdoch Calls for ‘Robust’ Regulatory Review of Comcast’s Rival Bid for Sky

21st Century Fox leaders James and Lachlan Murdoch were tight-lipped about the drama swirling around its pending $ 52.4 billion sale of key assets to Disney now that Comcast has stepped up its rival maneuvers. But Fox CEO James Murdoch did offer his opinion that Comcast should have to run the gauntlet of regulatory processes in […]

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art review: ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Brings the Fabric of Faith to the Met

A museum’s blockbuster welcomes the Vatican’s holy garments to New York — and genuflects at the altar of haute couture.
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Review: City Ballet Salutes Jerome Robbins, a Master of 2 Realms

New York City Ballet’s gala showed Robbins’s Broadway and ballet sides with world premieres by Warren Carlyle and Justin Peck.
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Every IGN God of War Review

If you have been living under a rock for the past 13 years or are suffering from a very selective form of amnesia, you’re going to want to sit down for this shocker: Sony Santa Monica’s new God of War masterpiece is actually the eighth game in the series (counting non-numbered sequels) since it kicked off in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. IGN’s been along for the whole ride, so we’re now able to go back and look at what our reviewers were thinking in the moment when Kratos first leaped onto the scene and punched said scene in the face. Scroll through the slideshow below to read their review verdicts and scores, ranging from back in the day right up to the present.

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Woman Posts Hilarious Review Of Eyeliner That ‘Didn’t Budge’ Despite Car Accident

“This product lasts and looks amazing through anything,” she said.
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Review: Beyoncé Is Bigger Than Coachella

In a performance that reinvented the festival set, the pop star commanded the stage for nearly two hours, teaching history and sweating the details.
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Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset Review

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Logitech has given its newest gaming headset the simple moniker of Pro (See it on BestBuy), foregoing some bells and whistles in favor of a more streamlined device aimed at eSports enthusiasts. With a lightweight design, cross-platform compatibility, decent audio quality and a “pro” microphone, it’s a headset with a pretty simple feature set.Despite its stripped-down design, it’s still kind of expensive at $ 90, especially since it’s a wired stereo headset. That said, Logitech says it’s perfect for eSports or gamers who just want to use “pro” equipment. I tested them out to see how they stack up.

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‘God of War’ review: The first must-have game of 2018

‘God of War’ review: The first must-have game of 2018“God of War” is a triumph. Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, the team behind the latest entry in the series, deftly steered the franchise through its first over-the-top trilogy and off-shoots with seeming ease. The story of Kratos, a Spartan demigod and his quest for vengeance against the Greek gods who used him as a puppet in their twisted games, was always about making the player feel bigger, badder and more powerful through gory violence, massive set pieces and, yes, the occasional virtual sex act for the purpose of taking down the gods of Olympus.



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TV Review: ‘Westworld’ Season 2 on HBO

Like any self-respecting piece of tech, “Westworld” is always trying to upgrade itself. The good news is, several glitches and structural issues have been corrected and modestly improved in “Westworld 2.0.” The operating system is smoother, but the drama’s most insistent claim — or aspiration — is that it has achieved full sentience, or at […]

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Review of battle-royale game 'Player Unknown: Battlegrounds' — this week's No. 1 app

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Review: In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ an Old Story for (Yet Another) New Millennium

Led by the R&B hitmaker John Legend, NBC’s live, multicultural telecast of the early-1970s musical was a conceptual and artistic triumph.
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Art Review: Sally Mann’s Haunted South

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at the National Gallery of Art is a record of exploration — into her past, the country’s history and photography’s.
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'Far Cry 5' review: Destruction and doomsday in America

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‘Secret of Mana’ review: Can't capture that old-school magic

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Review of this week's No. 1 app: Human Anatomy Atlas 2018

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Concert Review: Four Tet Concert Dazzles Brooklyn Crowd With Wildly Inventive Fusion of Light and Sound

London-born Four Tet (a.k.a. Kieran Hebden) has long been one of electronic music’s leading lights, but even his continually inventive and melodic nine albums did not prepare fans for the wildly immersive and elaborate fusion of light and sound at his current run of concerts. Wednesday night’s two-hour-long show — which has already held down […]

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Film Review: ‘I Can Only Imagine’

“I Can Only Imagine” tells the backstory of how a song came to exist. Not just any song, but the best-selling Christian single of all time. Relatively unique among faith-based films, it’s a decent addition to Hollywood most hit-or-miss genre — the music biopic — that abruptly ends where the first-act break typically occurs in […]

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Review: As James Levine Sues, the Met Opera Opens a New ‘Così’

A Mozart staging set in 1950s Coney Island had its premiere days after Mr. Levine was fired when an investigation found evidence of sexual misconduct.
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Film Review: ‘Dear Dictator’

An audacious conceit in search of a bolder movie, “Dear Dictator” has 85-year-old Michael Caine as a Latin island tyrant whose overthrow improbably lands him in the garage of a suburban American teen. That casting and concept alone have a certain goofy appeal that makes writing-directing duo Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse’s third feature a […]

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Ready Player One Review

Though its pop culture Easter egg-filled trailers might have suggested otherwise, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the beloved sci-fi novel Ready Player One is far more than just a reference-fest. It’s an action film first, both in the relatively bland real world and in the colorful, over-the-top virtual one, and carries Steven Spielberg’s affinity for thoughtful timing and some genuinely thrilling sequences.

Taking place half in Columbus, Ohio and half in a virtual playground known as the Oasis, Ready Player One follows the story of Wade Watts (played by Tye Sheridan) as he searches for an Easter egg hidden by the Oasis’ creator, James Halliday (played by Mark Rylance). VR-obsessed humans in the real world are on the hunt for the Egg, and should they find it they’d be granted control of the Oasis and a significant amount of riches. It’s an appealing challenge, set in a VR world that feels like it absolutely could be real in a decade or three.

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SXSW Review: ‘Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes’

The title is just a tad misleading. While “Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes” does indeed pivot on the 50-plus-year friendship between legendary heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and erudite TV talk-show icon Dick Cavett, both director Robert S. Bader and Cavett himself — frequent collaborators who co-wrote the film — always make it […]

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’

In “Unfriended: Dark Web,” the horror begins with a MacBook’s startup bonggg. Without leaving the computer screen — and Stephen Susco’s film will never leave the computer screen — the audience quickly learns several key things: A boy named Matias (Colin Woodell) has a stolen laptop, a deaf girlfriend named Amaya (Stephanie Nogueras), and a […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus review: The best Android phones around

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus review: The best Android phones aroundSamsung's Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the best Android phones on the market.



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Fashion Review: Sweatpants Forever!

And other forms of exhilarating self-expression from Undercover and Comme des Garçons, with a dose of the dominatrix at Hermès and a little latex at Nina Ricci.
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Review: A Brash Wunderkind, Now 37, Meets an August Ensemble

Gustavo Dudamel led the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in three programs of standards — and Ives’ adventurous Second Symphony.
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Fashion Review: Playing It Safe Amid the Protests

Armani, Cavalli and Ferragamo sent out classic styles but Versace took a chance by pairing styles with matching scarves.
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Fashion Review: Politics Comes to the New York Runways

Prabal Gurung addresses #MeToo, and Pyer Moss pays homage to black cowboys and their part in the history of the West.
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Review: A Conductor Delivers a Magnificent ‘Parsifal’ at the Met

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the company’s music director designate, brought his own strong take to Wagner’s profound, challenging and very long score.
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Dragon Ball Super Episode 126 Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode.

Time is running short for the Tournament of Power, and Toppo has decided that enough is enough. The entire episode is an escalating struggle as our heroes try to topple this new God of Destruction, and while Super does rely heavily on battle montages and huge blasts to satisfy visually, it’s the personal stories behind them that sell the experience.

Episode 126 opens effectively with Android 17 nearly losing his life. He’s been the one character to consistently perform well throughout the tournament, outsmarting his enemies at every corner. He also has years of history with the franchise as an intimidating, ruthless villain. Adding all this together only to see him get crushed by Toppo makes his defeat hit home extra hard.

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'Shadow of the Colossus' review: One of the best games ever made is reborn

'Shadow of the Colossus' review: One of the best games ever made is reborn'Shadow of the Colossus' as mesmerizing on the PS4 as ever. And with its improved graphics, it's easily one of the most beautiful games you can find.



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Vaginal mesh: England review into scale of harm

The audit will reveal how many women have suffered ill consequences from the controversial treatment.
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Review: ‘In the Intense Now’ Revisits the Drama of 1968 in France and Beyond

João Moreira Salles’s ruminative documentary essay features footage from the era along with personal voice-over narration.
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US military security review amid fitness app fears

The US military has said it will review its privacy policy amid concerns that an interactive map released by fitness tracking app Strava could reveal the locations of sensitive military bases.
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop Review

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Dell’s Inspiron gaming laptop lineup has long offered a decent gaming experience at an affordable price. However, since Dell owns Alienware it’s always careful not to step on its alien feet, and thus nearly all of the off-the-shelf Inspiron 15 Gaming laptops sport a mid-range spec sheet.

The newest version of the Inspiron 15 7000 (See it on Dell.com) / (See it on Currys PC World UK) adopts a few upgrades over the previous version, and the biggest one is that the GPU has been upgraded from a low-end Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti to a GTX 1060. Other small changes include the move to an IPS panel, a slight reduction in size, and the addition of a fingerprint reader.

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Fashion Review: Designs on Female Empowerment at Chanel and Dior

Surreal times call for surreal clothes. Should we play by the old rules? Plus, Iris van Herpen and Schiaparelli.
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Film Review: ‘Itzhak’

Good music and good company make “Itzhak” a pleasure, though those seeking a methodical career overview should look elsewhere than this genial personality sketch of the world-famous violinist. Alison Chernick’s documentary captures the Manhattan-dwelling subject at home and on tour around the globe, hobnobbing with classical colleagues as well as the likes of close friend […]

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‘Last Defense: The Genius of Japanese Meiji Metalwork’ Review: Creativity Forged Anew

A simple installation bears beautiful witness to the mastery achieved in the Edo period and the creative resilience that followed in the Meiji Restoration.
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Review: ‘Hamilton’ Conquers London (King George Slays, Too)

The newcomer Jamael Westman steps out as a fully formed star in the title role of the triumphant London production of “Hamilton.”
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PC Version 1.0 Review

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds didn’t invent the last-person-standing formula that’s made it one of the most massively successful PC games in history, but – over the course of a nine-month-long early access period – it certainly turned it into something special. 100 players drop onto a sprawling map and fight to the death using whatever weapons they can find within a shrinking force-field. This simple, bare-bones take on the Battle Royale-style deathmatch foregoes the fluff and high time investment of most hardcore survival sims in favor of fast, accessible action. The result is a tight, focused, no-frills experience that’s as exciting as it is unpredictable, and where no two games are ever alike.

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Review: The Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Overcomes Months of Chaos

The stakes were high and the cancellations many. What the Met delivered was fine singing in a traditional-looking, scrupulously inoffensive production.
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‘All the Money in the World’ Review: Weighing a Young Life on the Balance Sheet

Ridley Scott’s film stars Christopher Plummer as the billionaire J. Paul Getty, asked to pay a ransom for his kidnapped grandson.
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Review: Christopher Plummer Dominates ‘All the Money in the World’

Mr. Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty, is magnetic in the film, which recounts the 1973 kidnapping of his grandson.
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Kelvin Benjamin TD reversal distorts NFL’s replay review system — again

The latest in a string of touchdown reversals has exposed a shift in an interpretation of the rulebook under senior VP of officiating Al Riveron.
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MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G Review

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Nvidia’s newest Pascal GPU is the GTX 1070 Ti. It’s a great line for 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x1440 gaming. So far we’ve reviewed GPUs from Zotac, Asus, and EVGA, and now we’re taking MSI’s flagship offering for a spin around the test bench. The company is offering three versions of the card; two on the lower end of the spectrum, and one high-end model that’s available in two color schemes; red and black, or silver and black.

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Film Review: ‘Ethel & Ernest’

“There was nothing extraordinary about my mum and dad, nothing dramatic,” says Raymond Briggs during the brief live-action prologue to “Ethel & Ernest.” Truer words were never said, even if they’re among very few words not directly taken from the graphic-novel source in Roger Mainwood’s scrupulously faithful adaptation of that slender 1998 tome. This animated […]

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Art Review: Homage to Mexico: Josef Albers and His Reality-Based Abstraction

A radiant Guggenheim exhibition grounds the proto-Minimalist abstract paintings of Josef Albers in the geometric grandeur of Mesoamerican monuments.
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Broadway Review: ‘The Children’

Pack your bags, people — the apocalypse is coming. This warning comes to you courtesy of Lucy Kirkwood, whose cautionary disaster drama, “The Children,” scared the wits out of audiences at London’s Royal Court Theater and promises to do the same on Broadway, where it recently opened in a Manhattan Theatre Club production. Its sterling […]

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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock Review

Despite all its acclaim, the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series that ran from 2004 to 2009 has been severely underrepresented when it comes to quality games. Similarly, recent choices for space-based strategy games have been limited too, especially if you aren’t looking for a 4X experience. But Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock solves all of these issues single-handedly, with tactical-strategy gameplay featuring Cylons, Vipers, and Battlestars. The best surprise, though, is that it’s all of that and a good game.

Deadlock is a cleverly designed space combat game layered on top of a challenging resource-management simulation. In this regard, Deadlock echos what makes games like XCOM so addictive: the ships you manage from a strategic perspective are the same ones you command in combat, so decisions made in one phase have significant impacts on the other. For instance, spending resources on a fleet officer might enhance a ship’s firepower in combat, but lose that ship and you will have a harder time tackling future missions. It’s a formula that’s worked in other games, and works just as well here.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Action and Angst of Galactic Proportions

The space saga’s latest episode examines old loyalties with surprising results.
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No-spoiler review: Star Wars has changed forever

A long time ago, I gave up on Star Wars. Grew tired of bad acting and vague catchphrases. “What this franchise needs is a rebel,” I thought. Now it has found one.
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With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.
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Film Review: ‘Just Getting Started’

Some bad movies trigger swells of anger and outrage, while others prompt industrial-grade snark and scorn. And then there are leaden clunkers like “Just Getting Started” that provoke an ineffable sense of sadness as one considers how much time, money and talent has been squandered on something so thoroughly useless. Unduly protracted, clumsily contrived and […]

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Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Takes the Queen From Scandal to Scandal

Netflix’s award-winning series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II covers war, sex and the difficulties of managing a royally messed up family.
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Rosetta Getty Pre-Fall 2018 Review

Walking into Rosetta Getty’s downtown space, the tone for pre-fall 2018 was instantly set by a calming room with moss mounds and chair installations, by artist Thomas Barger, and racks filled with earth-toned and powder blue hues. Getty looked to the Hammer Museum’s exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985” — specifically to the works of Lygia Pape, Ana Mendieta and Leticia Parente — to inform her latest collection. “There were a lot of Latin women artists at that time, they were really activists…incredibly fierce,” Getty said of the artists. Interpretations came in the form of prints, like a beautiful silk jacquard dress with a baby’s breath print and split-neck ties, offered in black or melon, that was pulled from Mendieta’s works.
“I try to look at it as more of a collectible wardrobe, the silhouettes and finishes and the way it’s designed is to go with the things you already have,” Getty said of the collection and her overall brand aesthetic. By creating a more seasonless collection, Getty has been building her customers’ wardrobes. This time she added supple nappa leather trimmings, three new footwear shapes and autumnal fabrications. There was a great floral jacquard dress that could be tied

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Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 Review

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Tensions were high as Universe 2 and 6 struggled and failed to prevent their annihilation in a tense, action-packed episode. Unfortunately, Episode 118’s split focus between two stories wasn’t balanced well, causing Universe 2’s erasure to feel considerably less important. Even still, great callbacks to scenes earlier in the franchise worked very well during the Universe 6 battle, and several touching moments helped give Universe 2 a touching but somber farewell.

The Namekian battle between Universe 6 and 7 was a great homage to past Dragon Ball events. The callback to Namekian fusion was particularly impactful with the implications it had for Planet Namek in Universe 6, but also what it meant for Piccolo and the few times he’s performed this forbidden technique. Super also handled Gohan well, pushing him into the mentor role for just a short time and using that to mirror scenes from as far back as the Saiyan Saga of Dragon Ball Z. Beyond fighting, the erasure of Universe 6 allowed for some good somber scenes, like seeing Beerus stoically watch his counterpart be erased. Universe 6 has been built up as the fun rival to Universe 7 for a long time, and their complete obliteration made for a truly sad moment in Super history.

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Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.
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‘Peter Pan’ Review: A Grown-Up Adventure

Bedlam’s staging of J.M. Barrie’s work taps into the original’s ambiguous, disturbing and surreal aspects.
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Home Office review over harassment at abortion clinics

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Review: Verdi’s Requiem Recast as Memorial for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

A four-performance run of the great choral work has been dedicated to the memory of the Russian baritone, a beloved Met artist who died on Wednesday.
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The Book Review Podcast: O Pioneers!

Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”
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Review: Will Gompertz on George Clooney’s Suburbicon ★★☆☆☆

Matt Damon and Julianne Moore star in the dark portrayal of 1950s suburbia.
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The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.
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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Not So Kosher

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s latest show features great one-liners, endearing performances and a visually opulent representation of New York in the nascent “Mad Men” era—but its Jewish milieu make no sense.
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Marvel’s The Punisher: “Memento Mori” Review

The Punisher goes up against his archenemy, while David tries to reconnect with his family.
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Review: A Boy’s Own Desire in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

In the latest movie from the Italian director Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”), Armie Hammer plays a visiting student who falls for his host’s teenage son.
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A detective must find out who’s telling the truth about The Punisher.
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Art Review: David Hockney’s Life in Painting: Spare, Exuberant, Full

An artistic journey through six decades of painting sums up his achievements — and leaves you wanting more.
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Marvel’s The Punisher: “Resupply” Review

Frank and David track down a gun dealer in hopes of finding the men behind their tragic stories.
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Godless: Netflix Series Review

This is a non-spoiler review for all seven episodes of Netflix’s limited series Western, Godless – premiering Wednesday, November 22nd.

“Welcome to No Man’s Land,” states the apt tagline for the new seven-part series Godless.

Created by Scott Frank (The Lookout, Logan) and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, Godless brings the Western back to (streaming) TV in a big, beautiful way with a sweeping saga of love, loss, revenge, and redemption set in and around the small isolated mining town of La Belle – a community populated, and run by, mostly women after all the able-bodied fathers and husbands lost their lives in one fell mining accident swoop. “83 good men” gone, leaving the town seemingly vulnerable to conniving industrialists and crazed outlaws.

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Review: ‘Coco’ Brings the Pixar Touch to Death

The movie delivers moments of cinematic rigor and playful pop-culture erudition. And though it deals with the afterlife, don’t let that scare you.
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Marvel’s The Punisher: “Cold Steel” Review

Madani and Stein set a trap, while Frank and David deal with troubles on the homefront.
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Dragon Ball Super Episode 115 Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode.

Things are heating up with Kefla’s entrance, and her immense power and playful personality make for a great fight as she pressures Goku. Episode 115 also does a great job of weaving in several smaller moments that showcase the many other warriors that have been on the backlines for several weeks.

If there’s one thing to be said about Kefla, is that she’s a lot of fun. Just like Vegito, Kefla again proves that combining two Saiyans together yields powerful and humorous results. Her clumsy fighting, cocky attitude, and quips to Goku make her a great addition to the series, even if it’s one that’s likely short lived. Super wisely focused in on the Green theme for her, and her attacks follow this trend. This not only makes it easy to decipher between her and Goku’s attacks but also help her stand out against the plethora of warriors and attacks that exist in the Dragon Ball universe. One small annoyance was the sheen they gave her character after going Super Saiyan. Certainly her gold cuffs might shine, but her face and arms also have a glossy layer that makes her look a little unusual.

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Brantley in Britain: Review: ‘Network’ With Bryan Cranston Is Convulsive, Immersive and Still Mad as Hell

A stage adaptation, directed by Ivo van Hove, confirms the prophecy of a 1976 movie about populist rage and manipulative technology
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The Book Review Podcast: Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump

Andersen talks about “You Can’t Spell America Without Me”; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season’s children’s books.
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Album Review: Taylor Swift Is a 2017 Pop Machine on ‘Reputation,’ but at What Cost?

On her sneakily potent sixth album, the pop star shifts away from her signature melodies, engaging with the competition on its terms, not hers.
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The Book Review Podcast: The American Revolution in Six Lives

Russell Shorto talks about “Revolution Song,” and Richard Aldous discusses his new biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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art review: Michelangelo Is the Divine Star of the Must-See Show of the Season

The Metropolitan Museum’s show of 133 drawings by the Renaissance artist, the largest ever assembled, is a tour de genius — the evolution of Michelangelo as deity and brand.
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Rick and Morty: Season 3 Review

Note: this is a mostly spoiler-free review of Rick and Morty’s third season. Check out my previous Season 3 reviews for more spoiler-filled, in-depth discussions of each episode.

The first episode of Rick and Morty’s third season ends with Rick breaking the fourth wall (as he’s often wont to do) and telling his grandson that they’re in store for the darkest, craziest season of their adventures yet. That scene really set the stage for what was to come. Season 3 lived up to its promising by even more dark and unpredictable than the previous two. It might be a stretch to call Season 3 the show’s best, but in many ways it’s the most consistent and ambitious so far.

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Art Review: Yayoi Kusama and the Amazing Polka-Dotted, Selfie-Made Journey to Greatness

The artist of “Infinity” rooms has become an Instagram darling. But two new gallery exhibitions in New York show that she’s much more than that — an almost frighteningly fertile talent.
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