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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

One Good Thing: A family drama that takes the deaf audience seriously

Ask a Book Critic: Help me love reading again

The power and peril of documentaries in a skeptical culture

August’s most exciting movies

One Good Thing: Clear eyes, full hearts, please watch Friday Night Lights on Netflix

One Good Thing: A true crime book about the problems with true crime books

Ask a book critic: What’s a good summer read with a Wonder Years feel?

The 25 best movies of 2021 (so far)

Movies like Summer of Soul can reclaim America’s important buried history

Here’s your July movie checklist

One Good Thing: A podcast that proves all heists are a little bit gay

One Good Thing: These dark detective novels are really about ethics and hope

One Good Thing: A very funny show about girlboss feminism

The long-awaited In the Heights movie is electrifying and perfectly timed

One Good Thing: HBO Max’s Hacks features the amazing Jean Smart as an aging comedy legend

One Good Thing: The gorgeous horror movie St. Maud finds religious ecstasy in self-destruction

One Good Thing: A Zoom experience that will still be fun post-pandemic

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One Good Thing: Mare of Easttown is my new favorite murder story

One Good Thing: The perfect album for spring 2021

The 1995 Mortal Kombat is a masterclass in wonderfully bad movie-making

The new rom-com Together Together explores the romance of platonic friendship

One Good Thing: Starz series P-Valley has one of the best TV pilots in recent memory

It’s astounding that HBO’s new docuseries Exterminate All the Brutes even exists

We give geniuses license to be jerks. Mike Nichols tried not to be anyhow.

Ask a book critic: The history of the end of the world

One Good Thing: Netflix’s gone-too-soon Teenage Bounty Hunters is warm-hearted and whip-smart

Superstore was the best sitcom of its era, a wildly funny and poignant capitalist tragedy

One Good Thing: The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the perfect late-quarantine binge

One Good Thing: For All Mankind explores a world where humans lived on the moon — in the 1970s

One Good Thing: The brutal beauty of Veneno

Your guide to getting into Schitt’s Creek

One Good Thing: Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia is so much more than a Gilmore Girls rip-off