Two movies offer up true-life stories this month: The Fifth Estate (Oct. 18), with Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and Captain Phillips (Oct. 11), starring Tom Hanks as a guy whose ship is hijacked by Somali pirates. Here, we explore which film is most likely to float audiences’ boats.
Piers Morgan’s new memoir reflects on the CNN host’s American adventure
Photographer Tod Seelie captures New York’s wild side
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights offer up the best haunted house ever
What to read this month
Everyone understands that movies require audiences to suspend disbelief, but, as a few of this month’s offerings demonstrate, that can sometimes be a big ask.
Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel, Bleeding Edge, set in pre-9/11 New York
“The Office” co-creator Stephen Merchant takes his unlucky-in-love shtick to Hollywood
Old dogs learn some new tricks
David Choe gives his “stamp of approval” to a Norwegian street art festival
An exhibit of Bulgari masterpieces leaves no stone unturned
Queen Latifah takes a gamble on a new daytime TV show
This month, three Scandinavian fashion weeks tell you what to wear up there
What we can learn from the man behind the hockey mask
A guide to America’s must-scream karaoke venues
Musical theater diva Sarah Brightman gets ready for her next star turn
Hot on the heels of its 50th anniversary, the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band recently released That’s It
Sure, they can walk the red carpet, but which of the actors playing POTUS in the new White House drama The Butler are fit for the Oval Office?
A guide to comic books gets graphic
Recalling a first encounter with the now legendary hip-hip group