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Anthony Mandler's new film pushes audiences to question the U.S. penal system, not the people caught in it.

The stories I read this week on the internet reminded me of the Ten Commandments, so please indulge this loose paraphrase of Exodus 20:

A review of Jeffrey Bilbro's Reading the Times.

The cover of 'The Prophets' by Robert Jones, Jr. features silhouettes of faces in teal, blue and white.

A review of Robert Jones Jr.'s The Prophets

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

A scene from 'Work In Progress' shows Abby, the main character, at a club in pink light.

Showtime's Work In Progress plumbs pain and humor.

A vintage photo of two Black women laughing and playing instruments in church.

Fiction writer Deesha Philyaw explores their complexities.

How jazz taught me to resist videos of memed violence where Black pain is only spectacle.