Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

El Faro, a 790-foot container ship, sank in 2015 off the coast of the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin. All 33 individuals on board died. It was the best American maritime catastrophe in 40 years, and the ship’s closing hours had been captured in outstanding element on the ship’s voyage knowledge recorder, a nautical black field. […]

How Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ Fueled a Debut Thriller

How Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ Fueled a Debut Thriller

BABY TALK In “The Perfect Mother” — a psychological thriller that debuts this week at No. 5 — a gaggle of recent mothers meets at a Brooklyn bar, desperate to take pleasure in their first post-baby evening out, when the unthinkable occurs to considered one of them: Her new child is kidnapped. Aimee Molloy says […]

Rachel Weisz Reads ‘When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple’

Rachel Weisz Reads ‘When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple’

Modern Love On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the “Disobedience” star tells the story of two girls who should reconcile their love of God with their love for one another. CreditBrian Rea Modern Love: The Podcast | When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple This week, the “Disobedience” star Rachel Weisz tells the story of […]

Review: When the ‘Light Shining’ on Revolution Falters

Review: When the ‘Light Shining’ on Revolution Falters

Ms. Chavkin, who has regularly been introducing modern touches all through the play, levels the talk as if it have been a zoning committee assembly in a contemporary metropolis. One participant swigs from a bottle of Diet Coke; one other surreptitiously checks his iPhone. Droll as that is, it neither leavens the bureaucratic heaviness of […]

These Independent Women’s Designers Having a Big Moment

These Independent Women’s Designers Having a Big Moment

Photo From left, seems from the spring collections of Zero + Maria Cornejo, A Détacher and Rachel Comey. Credit Photograph by Fumi Nagasaka. Styled by Haidee Findlay-Levin IN THE FRENETIC world of vogue, the variety of ladies heading up main labels has gone from few to fewer: Carolina Herrera changed herself, Phoebe Philo quit Céline […]

Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’ Offers a Blackly Comic Take on Prison Life

Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’ Offers a Blackly Comic Take on Prison Life

Photo Credit Wesley Allsbrook THE MARS ROOMBy Rachel Kushner339 pp. Scribner. $27. Rachel Kushner’s second novel, “The Flamethrowers,” immediately established her as one of the vital gifted writers of her era — on the identical tier as Jennifer Egan and the 2 Jonathans, Franzen and Lethem. As the title suggests, it was a flamboyant guide, […]

Three Sparkling Debuts, Joined by New York City

Three Sparkling Debuts, Joined by New York City

Photo Credit John Gall LAURA & EMMA By Kate Greathead 334 pp. Simon & Schuster. $25. Photo “She was not a romantically or sexually inclined person,” we’re instructed at first of this novel spanning 15 years within the lifetime of a seventh-generation Manhattanite named Laura. In her 30s, Laura works as a marriage coordinator — […]

A Disaster at Sea, Animated by 26 Hours of Black-Box Recordings

A Disaster at Sea, Animated by 26 Hours of Black-Box Recordings

“‘That’s the place we ought to be and that’s the place the hurricane’s gonna be,’ Danielle stated, laughing, at all times laughing, on the absurdity of their predicament. Photo Maine Maritime Academy college students maintain a vigil for lacking El Faro crew members. Credit Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press “‘Gotta be a better way to go,’ […]

Prepare to Be Provoked. Caryl Churchill Is Back.

Prepare to Be Provoked. Caryl Churchill Is Back.

Into this debate plunge the members of three new radical teams: the Diggers, the Ranters and the Levellers. Ms. Churchill’s play picks up from there. It takes its title from a Digger pamphlet titled “More Light Shining in Buckinghamshire,” which included this line: “You great Curmudgeons, you hang a man for stealing, when you yourselves […]