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Avatar: The Way of Water—James Cameron’s latest effort

Cameron has been fortunate to have emerged—and could only have emerged—in a culture that demanded so little: efficiency, productivity, bursts of mechanical spectacle, a minimum level of dramatic believability.

David Walsh

Rock guitar great Jeff Beck dies at 78

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, who emerged during the culturally tumultuous period of the mid-1960s, died suddenly January 10 at the age of 78.

Kevin Reed

The Best American Short Stories 2022

With a couple of exceptions, the editor has chosen stories that in their form, language and examination of thematic ideas are highly accomplished, even if the collection as a whole bumps its head against certain objective limits.

James McDonald
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