Barack Obama makes case for second term.
Only six awards were announced at the VMAs last night. Click here to find out who else won.
D.T. Max writes about the juvenilia he drew on in writing his David Foster Wallace bio.
Michael Atkinson on the Lynchian maelstrom of his dreams.
Reviewing Michael Chabon’s Telegrpah Avenue, Jennifer Eagan shows up Michiko Kakutani.
Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott on how digital is changing the nature of movies.
R.E.M. issues Fox News a cease and desist.
Lana Del Rey gets naked.
Jessica Chastain is off to Broadway and back to school.
Cloud Atlas gets its first official trailer:
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