The 19-Year-Old Who Wrote the Book on Teen Angst: Critical Linking, September 27

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Her memoir, The Story of Mary MacLane, revealed the young female mind as Americans had never seen it before.“I long to cultivate my element of Badness,” she wrote. “I would like to live about seven years of judicious Badness, and then death.” She may very well have been the most delightfully irreverent teenager who ever lived — as she herself would be the first tell you.

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Easily one of the most anticipated titles of next year is “Annihilation,” which marks the return of “Ex Machina” writer-director Alex Garland. Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official image from the science-fiction drama, which finds Natalie Portman’s character facing down the mouth of a very large mutated alligator. Portman plays a scientist named Lana, who Garlands explains “finds a very strange, dream-like, surrealist landscape, and goes deeper and deeper into that world, and also into that mindset.”

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I’m very curious about how they’ll adapt this strange, strange story.

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