A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Chris Morris’s brutal satire aired its last and most controversial episode in 2001, but its skewering of the news media feels more relevant than ever.
The candidate is taking a complicated word and reassessing it for the age when a woman can be both a grandmother and a Commander-in-Chief.
Sia’s new No. 1 hit is the song of the summer the world needs.
The authors in the running for Britain's most prestigious literary award include three debut novelists.
A show that treats love as a competitive sport is inherently absurd—and the realtor, dada art in human form, reveled in the absurdity.
The band’s U.S. tour debut at Madison Square Garden showed that the band’s dread-ridden point of view has never been more relevant.
The surprise announcement of a sequel to the horror classic lays bare how much has changed in moviemaking in the last 17 years.
From reader Thaddeus: Dr. Strangelove is one of my all-time favorite movies (I’d probably call…
Two new novels ponder the still-urgent question of what could have compelled young women to do such terrible things.
Despite its charms, Netflix’s 1980s throwback series errs in how it treats its most important young character.
Aroldis Chapman, an ace pitcher, served a 30-game suspension this year for allegedly choking his girlfriend.
A reader writes, “‘Hey Jude’ worked rather well in those scenes depicting the Prague Spring of 1968 in…
HBO’s Looking ended with an exploration of what the marital institution means now that it’s open to everyone.
The Marvel and Warner Bros. presentations at Comic-Con this year finally featured films with stars who look more like their audience.
The basketball icon breaks with his 30-year reluctance to address racial violence and police killings.
John Oliver enlists Usher, Sheryl Crow, Michael Bolton and others to shame candidates who don’t get permission for music.
Eadweard Muybridge revealed a new universe of motion with his camera, but history has largely obscured his extraordinary accomplishments with photography.
From reader Darren Mgady: “You’re So Vain” is both obvious and perfect for…
Over its two-decade history, the British comedy has made an absurd comic spectacle out of the inevitability of women aging.
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