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COVER STORY | After making a career of getting laughs, Jean Smart is up for two Emmys for "Hacks" and "Mare of Easttown" — and she could win both.

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  • ‘The Premise’

    FX for Hulu's new series, with episodes co-written by Jia Tolentino and Josie Duffy Rice, seeks to examine the crises of the modern world.

  • ‘LuLaRich’

    What makes "LuLaRich" most interesting is its position relative to the history of LuLaRoe.

  • ‘American Rust’

    Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney star in Showtime's new series about a Rust Belt town in Pennsylvania.

  • ‘Cry Macho’

    Clint Eastwood remains a filmmaker of ageless diverting classicism, but this old-cowboy-meets-troubled-teen road movie is a minor affair.

  • ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

    Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain bring us close to Jim and Tammy Faye, but the film's really about how Christianity turned into showbiz.

  • ‘Blue Bayou’

    Justin Chon's film is stylistically overwrought, but rests on his affecting performance as a New Orleans Korean American facing deportation.

  • ‘The Card Counter’

    Like Paul Schrader's "First Reformed," it tucks a topical firecracker into a pulp version of Robert Bresson.

  • Yebba’s ‘Dawn’

    Yebba is a world-class singer who's worked with Drake and Ed Sheeran and already won a Grammy — her debut album, "Dawn," was worth the wait.

  • Kanye West’s ‘Donda’

    Kanye West's fascinating "Donda" mixes holiness with old-school hubris over the course of nearly two hours and a 25+ all-star guest list.

  • ‘Operation Mincemeat’

    "Operation Mincemeat" is the musical you didn't know you needed, until you see an expert cast telling this bonkers story with delicious precision.

  • ‘Pass Over’

    Antoinette Nwandu's "Pass Over," a surreal, brainy and morbidly funny new play, marks the return of Broadway after the COVID-19 shutdown.

  • ‘Cinderella’

    Oscar winner Emerald Fennell writes the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cinderella."

  • ‘Bagdad Cafe’

    Emma Rice's play with music, based on the 1987 film "Bagdad Cafe," has theatricality but no drama.