Arts & Entertainment

Recommendations and analysis of the movies, books, music and TV that should be on your radar this week and beyond.

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Sports

An Unprecedented Look at the High-School Football Team That Inspired “Friday Night Lights”

In 1988, photographer Robert Clark went to Odessa, Texas, to document the life of a town and its beloved football team

Books

Why News Reporters Write the Best Crime Novels

Seasoned newspaper writers like Carl Hiaasen and Laura Lippman understand something that can't be learned in an MFA program

Books

Exploring the South Through the Lens of the Drive-By Truckers

Author Stephen Deusner's new book "Where the Devil Don't Stay" traces the band's history while meditating on Southern identity

Books

The 10 Books You Should Be Reading This September

New novels from Whitehead and Knausgaard, a definitive investigation into the economic impact of COVID and more