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‘Claim Your Own Dancefloor’

The director’s cut of 54 brings the film closer to the club’s brand of disco-as-spectacle.

Swole Without a Goal

When I started gaining weight, I didn’t just want to get big: I wanted to occupy as much as space as possible.

‘Life Itself Was Following Some Conventions’: An Interview with Mia Hansen-Løve

Talking to the director and co-writer of Eden about authenticity in portraying electronic music on film, refusing to moralize about partying, and the masterpiece that is Showgirls.

Better Sex, Better World

By situating a lesbian love affair in the conventions of classic Hollywood filmmaking, Desert Hearts became a cult favorite.

Beauty in the Service of Others: Remembering James Salter

On the author of A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and Last Night, who died last week at the age of 90.

Murder For Lunch

Now that I was once again omnivorous, I wanted to watch a deer get turned into meat.

Can I Tell My Crummy White Man Boss To Shove It?

Are you locked in an endless power struggle? From conflicts and confrontations both institutional and personal, to managing your own privilege without being a dick, Scaach-22 is here to help.

Mercury in Gatorade

Despite the rise of analytics in sports journalism, we still talk about basketball as though it’s magic.

‘Writing Was Always an Act of Losing Control’: An Interview with Etgar Keret

The author of The Seven Good Years on peace versus compromise, Hebrew Book Week, and how writing fiction is like dreaming.

Suddenly, the Same Thing

Giving birth mere hours after a terrorist attack.