Dark. Messy. Assaultive. Inscrutable. Even From Your Couch.

In October 1973, Arena Stage in Washington took its productions of “Inherit the Wind” and “Our…

An Artist Who Is Always Heading for Home

In January 2020, an M.T.A. bus driver named Tyrone Hampton found a nonverbal child still sitting…

Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91

“We thought it was good publicity,” Mr. Hellman said of the Esquire issue in an interview…

Black History, Continued: How Do We Learn to Dream

R.S.V.P. for this free event Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Eastern. Our dreams inspire an…

Jeremiah Trusty, Singer, Model, Actor, Dies at 38

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.…

What Should Museums Do With the Bones of the Enslaved?

The Morton Cranial Collection, assembled by the 19th-century physician and anatomist Samuel George Morton, is one…

Every Coupling Depends on Lies, and Men Are Aliens

Brace yourself for a hearty dose of fatalism in “Terminal Boredom,” a dystopian story collection by…

Richard Wright’s Newly Restored Novel Is a Tale for Today

The tragedy here is not what ultimately befalls Daniels, but how a single interaction with the…

‘The Marijuana Conspiracy’ Review: Grass Fed

You can almost smell the joints littering the screen as “The Marijuana Conspiracy” shuffles aimlessly forward.…

‘Red Moon Tide’ Review: A Village Paralyzed in Grief

“Red Moon Tide,” the enchanting second feature from the Spanish director Lois Patiño, is a portrait…