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One Good Thing: Nothing in Criminal Minds makes sense and it’s perfect

One Good Thing: ABC’s Abbott Elementary breathes new life into the mockumentary

One Good Thing: The impish joy of the board game Sushi Go Party!

The best documentaries of 2021 and how to watch them

One Good Thing: The only Christmas music playlist you’ll ever need is (almost) 8 days long

Hanging out with the Beatles in Get Back

One Good Thing: Get lost in the gorgeous fantasy of the Daevabad trilogy, based on Islamic legends 

The books that made us think and act differently this year

One Good Thing: The Mole is a relic of early reality TV that still holds up

One Good Thing: Money Heist, a joyful TV series about fighting the system

December’s buzziest movies bring a wild movie year to a close

Netflix’s cute, whimsical “City of Ghosts” has layers for both parents and kids to enjoy

One Good Thing: How fashion became a part of The Nanny’s legacy

Machismo is terror in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

What can you even say about House of Gucci? It’s stupid. It’s perfect.

A guide to the must-read 2021 National Book Award winners and finalists

Prestige book season has arrived. Here are 11 titles not to miss.

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One Good Thing: The 1970s children’s book that envisions an America overrun by trash

One Good Thing: A documentary about Philly cops’ worst enemy becoming their DA

November’s movie calendar is packed. Here are 14 must-sees.

One Good Thing: Kacey Musgraves’s latest album is her messiest — and maybe her best

One of this year’s best movies is about its own making

One Good Thing: Knifepoint Horror, a collection of campfire ghost stories in podcast form

One Good Thing: A book that treats The Real Housewives as an academic text

19 must-see movies from the fall film festivals

One Good Thing: A YouTube decluttering channel that made my sister and me quit screaming

Where is the line between life and art?

One Good Thing: Only Murders in the Building plays like a Nora Ephron murder mystery

One Good Thing: A campy, colorful martial arts epic to stream after Shang-Chi

October’s must-see movies, from delayed blockbusters to arthouse gems

One Good Thing: A time loop video game that works like a Rube Goldberg machine

One Good Thing: Reservation Dogs is groundbreaking. It’s also incredibly funny.

One Good Thing: I didn’t watch any sports. Then I watched Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

One Good Thing: Lucy Dacus’s latest album is a different kind of ghost story

Ask a Book Critic: Autumnal books to get you ready for fall

Kick off the fall movie season with September’s 7 buzziest films

One Good Thing: This Chinese dance show is the only thing I care about

One Good Thing: An unsung drama of the 2010s you should stream right now

One Good Thing: A rom-com that celebrates the joy of easy watching