Like a Boss: Chris Hayes’s Work Diary: ‘My Life Is an Unceasing Festival of Impatience’

Before he began hosting “All In,” which airs weeknights on MSNBC, Chris Hayes was already something of a multiplatform brand. There were bylines in progressive magazines like In These Times and The Nation, stints subbing for Rachel Maddow and other future MSNBC colleagues, a well-received book about meritocracy in America, an energetic Twitter account, and,…

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‘That Way Madness Lies …’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told

The annals of documentary film are packed with movies that are formally rudimentary or even threadbare, but contain stories so compelling that they command a regard beyond what the film’s presentation accords them. “That Way Madness Lies …,” directed by Sandra Luckow, begins with my least favorite “here is a personal chronicle” gambit: The director…

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Voices: Am I ‘Old’?

A few years ago at a college reunion, I listened transfixed as the silver-haired philanthropist David Rubenstein urged us “to accelerate” as we entered the last chapters of our lives. Pick up the pace? So many of my contemporaries were stopping — if not stooping — to smell the roses. With his admonition in mind,…

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