Paul Ryan takes the stage at the RNC.
A striking putdown of Ryan’s speech last night, especially given the news source.
David Carr talks to Errol Morris.
10 of the greatest Simpsons movie references.
Terrence Malick cuts lots of people from To the Wonder.
Daniel Kasman parses Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Penance.
Daniel Mendelsohn shares his critic’s manifesto.
Mark Le Fanu champions Boris Barnet’s The House on Trubnaya Street.
Melanie Lynskey stops by Nathaniel Rogers’s house.
Two never-produced Stanley Kubrick screenplays to be filmed for TV.
A chat with Junot Díaz.
In order to dodge the Times’s retarded honorific quota, just write like a seven-year-old!
Herman Cain sits down with Jon Stewart:
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