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A chat about the best and worst in pop culture and why the stories we love mean so much to us.

  • Jan 22, 2018

A chat about the best and worst in pop culture and why the stories we love mean so much to us.

  • Jan 22, 2018

"The Trump Show” wraps up its first season the only way it could: with the threat of a government shutdown.

  • Jan 19, 2018

The movie industry's real problem isn't sex. It's that Hollywood is finally being pushed to consider what its audiences consider sexy.

  • Jan 18, 2018

Ryan Murphy presented the latest installment of his franchise as an exploration of homophobia. It's about something else entirely.

  • Jan 17, 2018

A story about Aziz Ansari seemed to conflate insensitive sexual behavior and criminal acts. Going forward, we need to be clear about the distinction, and to talk about both.

  • Jan 17, 2018

"The Trump Show" proves how its main character drags everyone down with him.

  • Jan 12, 2018

If the producers of "All the Money In the World" found the money to pay one of its stars, they could have scratched up the funding to compensate the other fairly.

  • Jan 11, 2018

The preemptive backlash to Katie Roiphe's piece in Harper's ignores some important journalistic principles.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Though the idea of a "Ken Burns" movie inevitably conjures up the image of the shaggy-haired director himself, Burns has long worked with a number of important collaborators. And none of them is more essential than Lynn Novick. Though virtually unknown, Novick conducts the majority of the interviews for the movies she and Burns make together. And for "The Vietnam War," it was she, rather than Burns, who traveled to Vietnam to bring back essential stories for the film.

  • Sep 21, 2017
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