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Liaisons, yes. Dangerous, not so much: Antaeus revives Christopher Hampton's tale of sexual conquest

Wherever these wealthy, mannered characters’ tale is set, we find their outfits extreme, their rooms overdecorated, their customs stuffy and their morals appalling — but we have no problem understanding their desires and weaknesses. Selfish, venal, ignoble, vengeful as they may be, we’ve been there too. For all its cynicism, the play is somehow consoling, reminding us that the pressures ...

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'Wonderstruck' spins a visually captivating and fully engrossing tale of wonder for movie fans of all ages

With its intricate structure and 600-plus page length, Brian Selznick’s “Wonderstruck” is not the easiest Young Adult novel to bring to the screen, and filmmaker Todd Haynes is not the likeliest director to take on any YA book, easy or not. Yet, working beautifully together with a major assist from the visual team of cinematographer Ed Lachman and production designer ...

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Why ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Creator Picked Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ to End the Season

It was the final gut punch delivered in Season 1 of “The Handmaid’s Tale:” Tom Petty’s “American Girl” thundering out as Elisabeth Moss’ Offred faced an uncertain future with a defiant smile. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is just one instance of classic Petty tunes punctuating pivotal scenes in movies and TV series. The musician, who died Monday at the age of ...

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Neiman Marcus and the Cautionary Tale of Toys R Us

Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive weekly briefing is ready, with members-only analysis and a digest of the week’s top news. Don’t forget to download the BoF Professional iPhone app.  This week, a nine-year-old named Andrew wrote a letter to Keith Phillips, the bankruptcy judge overseeing the case of Toys R Us, which filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this month. The ...

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