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‘Weiner’: If they Cheer, or if They Jeer
April 11, 2016
Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson and the Republican Party’s ‘Pact With the Devil’
As PBS prepares to air his two-part documentary on Jackie Robinson, we speak to Ken Burns about what the baseball and civil-rights legend tells us about politics in 2016.
April 6, 2016
‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ Has Just Enough Gravity
If you’re determined to do it, you can wring a story, some themes, and even a moral out of Richard Linklater’s new movie.
March 18, 2016
The Syrian Who Wanted the Revolution, Part Seven: The Salvation
On the fifth anniversary of the revolt, the film collective Abounaddara gives a voice, a face, and a humanity to one of the country’s bludgeoned survivors.
March 6, 2016
Nancy Reagan and the Problem of the Two Nancys
There were two Nancy Davises in Hollywood in the early ’50s. One ended up in the White House—the other one ended up flipping burgers in a snack bar.
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March 4, 2016
Transgender People Are More Visible Than Ever. So Why Is There More Anti-Trans Legislation Than Ever, Too?
Maybe “visibility” is not enough.
March 3, 2016
Tina Fey Goes for Drama
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a movie with neither highs nor lows.
February 26, 2016
What the Academy Awards Tell Us About the Value of Black Work
The Oscars aren’t just a competition for cultural value: They double as an assessment tool that helps pick the industry’s economic winners and losers.
Michael J. Brewer
February 25, 2016
Start Making Sense: Can Anything Stop Trump?
John Nichols and Julianne Hing report. Plus: film critic A.O. Scott talks about pleasure, beauty, and truth.
Start Making Sense
February 24, 2016
This Film Is the Gem at a Controversial Oscars
Last Day of Freedom
is a haunting animated film about a veteran sent to death row.
Patricia J. Williams