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“Will Be Familiar to Many Readers”

Michiko Kakutani’s favorite book-review clichés, by the numbers.

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Aug. 21 2017 7:33 AMA Tribute to the Truly Bungled Release of Tulip Fever
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Aug. 21 2017 5:14 AMThis Week’s Game of Thrones Featured Violence On Many Sides, On Many Sides
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Aug. 20 2017 10:03 PMDick Gregory, Pioneering Comedian and Activist, Has Died at 84
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Aug. 20 2017 3:56 PMComedians Pay Tribute to Jerry Lewis: “The French Were Right About Him All Along”
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Aug. 19 2017 9:24 PMMeet Stringo, the Creepy New Toy From Conan O’Brien
Movies
Aug. 18 2017 4:40 PMRumble: The Indians Who Rocked the WorldThis sorely needed new documentary explores the influence of Native Americans on rock ’n’ roll. It turns out to be too big a subject for just one movie.
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Aug. 18 2017 2:43 PM16 Out of 17 Members of the President’s Arts and Humanities Committee Just Resigned
Books
Aug. 18 2017 9:36 AMOutraged RomanticWhat is Jeremiah Moss really pining for when he decries the loss of Old New York?
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Aug. 18 2017 8:03 AMThe New Big Brother Is Showing Exactly How Reality TV Hides Its Most Political Material
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Aug. 17 2017 5:47 PMA Star Wars Standalone Movie About Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Reportedly in Development
Movies
Aug. 17 2017 3:56 PMLogan LuckySteven Soderbergh’s return to the big screen doesn’t quite re-create that Ocean’s magic, but it’s still a pleasure to have him back.
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Aug. 17 2017 12:37 PMI Can’t Stop Conspiracy-Theorizing About Jennifer Aniston’s Voice in This Smartwater Commercial
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Aug. 17 2017 10:22 AMJimmy Kimmel Reads Mean Tweets From Trump Supporters Who Are Angry About His Monologue
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Aug. 17 2017 8:00 AMAbbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer on Their 6 Favorite Broad City Musical Moments
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Aug. 16 2017 6:22 PMGroove Along With the Existential Despair of LCD Soundsystem’s New Single, “Tonite”
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Aug. 21 2017 5:45 AMThe Emmys Simply Must Bring Back the Best Part of Their Old Telecasts: The Writers’ B-Roll
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Aug. 20 2017 11:33 PMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: The Night King
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Aug. 20 2017 4:26 PMComedy Legend Jerry Lewis Has Died at 91
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Aug. 19 2017 11:44 PMHow Are You Celebrating the Birthday of “Final Countdown” Singer Joey Tempest?
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Aug. 19 2017 5:43 PMWatch Stephen Colbert’s Impression of the Confederacy’s Dumbest Monument
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Aug. 18 2017 4:14 PMSpotify Is Removing White Supremacist Music, but Should They Have Acted Sooner?
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Aug. 18 2017 11:02 AMIn These Troubling Times, Here’s Tina Fey Dropping Truths About Neo-Nazis While Stress-Eating a Sheet Cake
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Aug. 18 2017 8:33 AMEdgar Wright on Baby Driver Blowing Past $100 Million, Making Original Movies, and Baby Driver 2
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Aug. 18 2017 7:33 AMWhat Netflix’s Autism Comedy Atypical Gets Right About Dating While on the Spectrum
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Aug. 17 2017 4:08 PMJustin Bieber Is His Own Worst Enemy on His New Single, “Friends”
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Aug. 17 2017 1:59 PMThe Viral Vice Documentary Was the Perfect Rebuke to Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks
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Aug. 17 2017 12:17 PMWatch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the L.A. Cast of Hamilton Perform a Medley of Songs About California
Books
Aug. 17 2017 9:53 AMIf “The End of Men” Were a NovelTom Perrotta’s latest chronicle of suburban life feels less like a coherent story than an extended think piece about “the way we live now.”
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Aug. 17 2017 7:33 AMEven the Most Innocuous Words Can Be Enough to Fingerprint an Author’s Prose
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Aug. 16 2017 2:58 PMSt. Vincent Will Direct a Film Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray With a Female Lead

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