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Do-Gooders In Gangland

Ryan Gattis’ new novel, Safe, pits two narrators against each other–both of them bad guys trying to be good. Ricky Mendoza Jr., a.k.a. Ghost, a former addict who cracks safes for the DEA, has decided to go rogue in a...

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Her Food, Her Self

If you are what you eat, Eleanor Roosevelt was leftovers on toast. Culinary historian Laura Shapiro has memorialized one of the world’s most celebrated cooks in Julia Child: A Life and dissected American food culture in two...

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Bateman’s Stab at High Drama

Jason Bateman is among the most recognizable TV stars of our time. His dry turn as the harried, dutiful scion to a family of petty crooks on Arrested Development, burnished by endless viewings on Netflix, hasn’t held him back...

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Spider-Man, Ranked

6 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014) Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) unfortunately promised to leave his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) alone, robbing the movie of its best asset. 5 SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007) Director Sam Raimi’s...

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Valerian’s Half-Crazed Space Race

Fab French nutball director Luc Besson will try anything. But that doesn’t mean he can get away with everything. In his gonzo science-fiction extravaganza Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets–adapted from the...