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One of the first wacky rom-coms to be released in theaters by a major studio, “Bros” made film history. But the film’s star and co-writer, comedian Billy Eichner, told David Remnick it took him too long to reach the milestone. “Culture and society in general, during most of human existence, [did] I don’t want to talk about gay and LGBTQ private lives,” he said.
Next, taxpayer Joshua Yaffa, who has lived in Moscow for many years and has been reporting from Ukraine since the start of the war, spoke with Remnick from Kyiv. At this point, says Yaffa, “there’s not much to shock, surprise or frighten the Ukrainian public about what Russia is ready to do.”
And prolific novelist Joyce Carol Oates reflects on the new film adaptation of her novel “Blonde,” about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
Joshua Yaffa on what’s next for Ukraine
In recent weeks, we have seen a sharp turn of events in Russia and Ukraine. But even as Ukrainian forces gain significant gains, Moscow threatens nuclear war.
Romantic Comedy Billy Eichner Queer
The comedian co-wrote and starred in “Bros,” one of the first theatrical releases of a major studio geeky romantic comedy.
Joyce Carol Oates in ‘Blonde’
This prolific novelist reflects on his epic novel “Blonde,” a fictional account of the life of Marilyn Monroe, and a new film adaptation, directed by Andrew Dominik.
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