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Review: ‘Chernobyl,’ the Disaster Movie

Review: ‘Chernobyl,’ the Disaster Movie

How do you dramatize a great big mess? The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster is a subject full of gripping detail and historical and scientific import. But as a story, it’s hard to get your arms around — sprawling and repetitious, dependent on arcane particulars of

The Many Tragedies of 9/11

The Many Tragedies of 9/11

FALL AND RISE The Story of 9/11By Mitchell Zuckoff This book is painful to read. Even with the passage of nearly 18 years, reliving modern America’s most terrible day hits an exposed nerve that you thought had been fully numbed, only to discover that the

Morrissey Brings His Misery, and Melisma, to Broadway

Morrissey Brings His Misery, and Melisma, to Broadway

The Smiths were categorized as post-punk, but their music and Morrissey’s solo albums largely hark back to pre-punk: to full-bodied 1960s folk-rock and studio pop. The songs use pealing, Byrds-like guitars, gleaming keyboard chords and well-turned melody lines, a world away from the abrasiveness and

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