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June 17, 2022
The January 6 Hearings Are Mired in an Attempt to Refurbish the GOP Brand
In sorting out good Republicans from bad, the hearings keep getting lost in an insider game.
June 15, 2022
Does “Severance”’s Workplace Satire Work?
On the ups and downs of the year's most talked-about office drama.
June 13, 2022
Where the January 6 Insurrection Hearings Go Next
The first day offered an impressive trailer that promises a focused indictment of Donald Trump. But the committee’s bipartisan approach has costs.
June 8, 2022
The Reign of Reality TV
examines the pleasure and politics of what is quickly becoming the most influential genre of entertainment around the world.
June 1, 2022
The History Lessons of “My Brilliant Friend”
The third season of the TV adaptation of Elena Ferrante's multi-part novel dives into the tantalizing and heartbreaking story of Italy during the Years of Lead.
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April 21, 2022
In Defense of “Winning Time”
Laker legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West are none too happy with the new HBO series. But there is much to be said for it.
April 7, 2022
Ari Brostoff’s Truth Is Out There
The author’s debut collection,
, is an eclectic mix of left-wing cultural criticism and personal essays on topics like
April 4, 2022
Black Like Me? “Bridgerton” and the Fantasy of a Non-Racist Past
We can imagine a world where the only thing wrong with racial inequality is that non-white people are not allowed to share in the spoils of empire—but would we really want to live in it?
March 31, 2022
Silicon Valley Founders Are Not the Protagonists of Reality
The fall of bloated tech start-ups isn’t tragic, regardless of what the recent spate of TV series would have you believe.
March 28, 2022
Tucker Carlson’s Flip-Flops on Russia Mask a Deep Militarism
Rather than seek allies among the far right, progressives need to advance our own vision of an inclusive common good against militarism and white nationalism.