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The Oscars and Frank Ocean: The Atlantic’s Week in Culture

Why Netflix Will Release Martin Scorsese’s Next FilmDavid Sims unpacks the reasons behind why the streaming service will produce the director’s next gangster epic.

Get Out Is a Funny and Brilliantly Subversive Horror FilmDavid Sims relishes Jordan Peele’s excellent directorial debut.

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Is a Dark, Goofy Neo-NoirDavid Sims watches Macon Blair’s directorial debut, which swerves between indie comedy and ultra-violence.

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The Politics of Retelling Norse MythologyLisa L. Hannett unpacks Neil Gaiman’s remarkable new book, which has triggered a debate about who owns pagan tales.

Simon & Schuster’s Completely Avoidable Milo Yiannopoulos DisasterSophie Gilbert criticizes the publisher’s delayed cancelling of the former Breitbart editor’s book deal.

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Escaped Alone Finds Comfort at the End of the WorldSophie Gilbert analyzes Caryl Churchill’s new play, which finds solace amid an apocalypse.



The Maddening Media Obsession With Female Feuds, Katy Perry EditionSpencer Kornhaber discusses the problems with how the singer’s supposed rivalry with Taylor Swift is portrayed.

Frank Ocean’s Surprising Slide Back to PopSpencer Kornhaber listens to the enigmatic singer’s new collaboration with Calvin Harris and Migos.

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Scenes From the Mall of AmericaMegan Garber weighs in on the massive shopping center’s announcement of a writing residency in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Why Are They ‘Stars’?Megan Garber connects the history of why celebrities are considered celestial to Shakespeare, Chaucer, and movie cameras.

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