A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Jim Henson’s 1986 film understands at its core that youth is full of mystery, tricks, and danger.
As it’s moved beyond the George R.R. Martin novels, the series has evolved both for better and for worse.
Black Panther #3 drops today and I thought I’d say something about the poetry that both opens and closes the…
Consumers don’t want to be locked into long-term deals, and that’s a real problem for arts institutions.
From reader Steve Hunter: Hiya Chris, I’m enjoying your cover series, so thought I’d have…
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new short story: a Virginia Woolf-inflected ode to Melania Trump.
The Late Night host discusses the pleasures of satirizing the presumptive GOP nominee and the rise of topical humor on his show.
Matthew McConaughey's new movie is a predictable but instructive journey of white saviorhood.
The legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach dies after battling Alzheimer’s disease. She was 64.
If you can ignore the product placement, this is a really chill beach song: It’s by…
The rapper has said celebrities shouldn't be disrespected, and yet here are nine minutes of naked Taylor Swift.
A look at the punk band’s cultural impact, 30 years after its last live show
The show that has so steadfastly refused accountability for its cast of bumbling characters experiments with comeuppance.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Winds of Winter,” the tenth and final episode of the sixth season.
A gospel-tinged track for Sunday, sent by reader Keith Wells: Before he became a superstar…
Logo’s Trailblazer Honors was suffused with the feeling of vulnerability and anger of many queer people in recent days.
With the increased presence in Notes of my colleague Rosa, a native of Portland, Oregon, where my own…
The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment
Thoughts on the first episode of ESPN’s five-part documentary
“Don’t forget,” Llywelyn Jones, a reader of my story on the original Independence Day, writes, “that President…