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A Hollywood tragedy of original sin

Since Chinatown was released in 1974, admiration of the film has steadily grown. Prompted by a newly published book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye,...

Small farmers against Big Pharma

With Dark Waters, director Todd Haynes brings back to life the real story of Robert Bilott, a corporate defence attorney based in Cincinnati, who,...

The trials of a convert novelist

Almost a century ago, Catholicism offered inspiration to authors striving to cope with a minority status. The novelist Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943), whose The Well...

Sigmund Freud meets Sherlock Holmes

The Third Man begins with a world-weary narrator declaring, “I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss waltzes, its glamour...

A Hollywood tragedy of original sin

Since Chinatown was released in 1974, admiration of the film has steadily grown. Prompted by a newly published book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye,...

Small farmers against Big Pharma

With Dark Waters, director Todd Haynes brings back to life the real story of Robert Bilott, a corporate defence attorney based in Cincinnati, who,...

The trials of a convert novelist

Almost a century ago, Catholicism offered inspiration to authors striving to cope with a minority status. The novelist Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943), whose The Well...

Sigmund Freud meets Sherlock Holmes

The Third Man begins with a world-weary narrator declaring, “I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss waltzes, its glamour...