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Grab some candy corn and sit down with these Halloween-perfect story collections

As the anthology’s contributors know, disorientation is to Shirley Jackson what the gross-out is to lesser writers. In Elizabeth Hand’s “For Sale by...

Billy Porter bares his soul in ‘Unprotected’

The “Pose” and “Kinky Boots” star interrogates his traumatic upbringing in a stirring new memoir.

How the controversy over Dave Chappelle’s special put Netflix on blast

Other big names are lending their star power to the cause by directly supporting the employees who plan to walk out Wednesday. Netflix...

What to watch on Wednesday: ‘Winter House’ on Bravo

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | “Nature” returns on PBS

Edita Gruberova, dazzling operatic soprano, dies at 74

Born in Bratislava, she reigned over world opera stages for decades, thrilling audiences with her shimmering pianissimos and vocal pyrotechnics.

Peloton’s Cody Rigsby is powerfully predictable on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The fitness guru, who lacks a connection with his partner, could learn from the show’s same-sex couple, Jojo Siwa and Jenna Johnson.

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist for ‘Doctor Dolittle,’ dies at 90

He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including “Goldfinger” and composed music for the Hollywood film “Willy Wonka and the...

Synetic Theater’s ‘The Madness of Poe’ delivers a haunting mash-up from the father of...

The Madness of Poe, based on “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. Adapted by Katherine...

Orwell was more than a social critic. Rebecca Solnit’s new book finds him in...

A collection of horticulturally themed Orwell vignettes would be amusing enough, but this is Solnit’s road trip, and with her at the wheel...

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