The Arts

Book cover of 'While Justice Sleeps' novel by Stacey Abrams

A Constitutional Quirk Inspired Stacey Abrams’ New Fiction Thriller, ‘While Justice Sleeps’

A Supreme Court justice is gravely ill, ideological control of the court hangs in the balance — throw in a ruthless president and an international conspiracy, and what you have is the plot of Stacey Abrams’s new novel, While Justice Sleeps. Yes, that Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician, and she’s written a thriller ripped straight from the headlines — inspired by a conversation over lunch with her mentor.

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Jessie Mei Li stars as Alina Starkov in the new Netflix series, Shadow and Bone, adapted from author Leigh Bardugo's works. Netflix

On Netflix, Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Shadow And Bone’ Celebrates A Diverse Grishaverse

Every so often, a fantasy series with adventure, magic and an unfairly attractive villain comes along and captures the imagination and attention of a passionate base of readers. And when that series leaps into a fully realized television adaptation? Well then, that niche fixation can become a global fantasy phenomenon overnight. And Netflix is hoping its new adaptation will do just that.

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Director Chloé Zhao at the 2021 Oscars. She was the first woman to receive four Oscar nominations in a single year. Pool/Getty Images

Chloé Zhao Is The First Woman Of Color To Win Oscar For Best Director

Chloé Zhao has won the Oscar for directing Nomadland, becoming the first woman of color to win the award and the second woman to win (Katheryn Bigelow, was the first). Zhao was also the first woman to get four Oscar nominations in a single year, in the Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture categories.

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