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Learning from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Ben Stiller’s paean to the golden age of magazines.

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Which Oscar Contender is Right for You?

Answer our handy questionnaire and find out.

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Culture Index: Re-Experiencing Hendrix

And five other cultural to-dos.

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Top New York Bookstores

Readers rejoice—these literary hotspots are as intriguing as the editions on their shelves.

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Famous Literary Recluses

Three solitary American writers manage to remain firmly in the public eye.

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Ron Howard’s Rush

The director on how he learned to appreciate Formula 1, with a little help from George Lucas.

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Culture Index: “Homeland” Reclaims Sunday Nights

And five other cultural to-dos.

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Top Private Movie Theaters

These 10 intimate cinemas provide film-viewing perks that go far beyond popcorn and stadium seating.

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Vince Gilligan on Albuquerque

The creator of "Breaking Bad" has fallen for New Mexico’s second city.

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A. A. Gill Weighs In

Why didn’t Romanticism take off in America? The author investigates in an excerpt from his new book, “To America with Love.”