Books & Culture
The Unsettling Anti-Entertainment of “A World of Calm”
The HBO Max series doesn’t just service a viewer’s mood but seeks to induce a new state of mind—namely, a deep state of relaxation, or even a good, long nap.
Grouptherapy Embodies a New Model of Cultural Versatility
Formed as a reaction to the commercialization of creative energy, the collective project is refreshingly effortful.
The Mischievous Irreverence of “The Good Lord Bird”
Goings On About Town
Virginia Woolf’s Ghost at the Met’s Costume Institute
A “Hamilton” Star’s Left-of-Center Noise-Rap Album
Driving Through the Pandemic, and the Future of Trumpism
Nine Dance Moves Inspired by 2020’s Chaos
Here are some iconic steps to celebrate the year with, from the “Can I Get Six Feet, Please” to the “I Miss Obama."