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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.

  • Nov 27, 2017

Dan Gilroy's follow-up to "Nightcrawler" could have been brilliant. Instead, it's ... this.

  • Nov 24, 2017

Wilbur Cross's 1936 Thanksgiving proclamation is the only pre-dinner reading you'll ever need.

  • Nov 22, 2017

From a novel about a post-apocalyptic American future to a scholar's account of how George Washington invented the presidency, these books made me feel grounded.

  • Nov 21, 2017

If you're having trouble sorting out bumblers from predators, serial behavior is a good way to tell what's up.

  • Nov 20, 2017

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

  • Nov 20, 2017

From Margot Robbie to Lena Waithe, these people gave performances that have stayed with me.

  • Nov 20, 2017

Donald Trump is too dumb and impulsive to be the star of a conspiracy thriller. “The Trump Show” is something far more subversive and interesting.

  • Nov 17, 2017

Peter Dinklage is too good to be defined by his stature.

  • Nov 17, 2017

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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