Latest from Hank Stuever

Dear Brood X cicadas: Welcome back to our messed-up world. Here’s what you missed.

You say you want to be the most annoying thing around? Get in line. We’re not the same as when you last saw us.
  • Apr 30, 2021

100 days of pop culture

From "Tik Tok pasta" to non-fungible tokens: 50 events, releases, memes and moments from the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
  • Apr 27, 2021

What it felt like to lose time — and all the other things coronavirus took away

Stories of what it felt like to live through the shutdown. Dancing alone, canceling weddings, missing touch, missing one another and feeling alone together.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Larry King’s long run made the case that there’s no such thing as a dumb question

In death, the singular TV talk-show host now gets to answer the biggest ‘why?’ of them all.
  • Jan 24, 2021
  • TV
  • Perspective

I’m signing off as TV critic, but here are six shows I’d happily watch again

After 11 years and more than 1,000 reviews, I’ve seen enough. It’s time to hear from someone new.
  • Dec 29, 2020

In ‘Bridgerton,’ Shonda Rhimes stakes a sumptuous, provocative claim on Netflix — and the traditional period drama

“Grey’s Anatomy” hitmaker returns with a series adaptation of Julia Quinn’s romance novels, set in Regency-era London.
  • Dec 23, 2020

A new TV version of ‘The Stand’ pits good against evil after a deadly pandemic. Been there, done that.

CBS All Access’s “The Stand” makes you wonder if “based on a novel by Stephen King” is an enticement or a warning.
  • Dec 16, 2020

In a sea of documentaries and podcasts, ‘Frontline’ is still a standout

With “Return From ISIS,” the PBS series digs deeper into the story of the American mom who joined terrorists in Syria.
  • Dec 14, 2020

Showtime’s addictive ‘Couples Therapy’ returns to briefly discuss the mutual miseries of 2020

Reduced to Zoom sessions, therapist Orna Guralnik talks to couples who’ve had far too much togetherness lately.
  • Dec 11, 2020

In HBO’s magnificent Bee Gees documentary, broken hearts — and icon status — can finally be mended

Frank Marshall’s “The Bee Gees” is a cathartic look at the rise, fall and recovery of the superstar trio.
  • Dec 10, 2020