A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Films aren’t, and have never been, a zero-sum game.
Today’s the day in history—July 14, 1995—that the MP3 format was released to the public. Suzanne Vega’s a cappella song…
The Television Academy was kind to Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, The Americans, and The People v. O.J. Simpson, but less so to Orange Is the New Black.
Four NBA stars asked their fellow athletes to join the fight against racial injustices and police brutality.
Since its inception, the agency has wooed filmmakers, producers, and actors in order to present a rosy portrait of its operations to the American public.
A reader in London, David Durant, takes out the cowbell but adds a lot more: …
The actor and marketer has had enough with gossip rags wondering whether she’s pregnant.
Women in the arts don’t see their wages fall after having children. What’s keeping the “motherhood penalty,” which is so common in other professions, at bay?
With some the sport’s biggest stars now gone, a seemingly inexhaustible wave of young talent has come to take their place.
A comprehensive theory of why some cuisines command higher prices than others
A reader in Mississippi, Amy Jones, recommends a cover that really brings out the creepiness of the lyrics…
USA’s acclaimed series about a mentally ill hacker indicts everyone in season two—including its audience.
Ladies and gentleman Brian Stelfreeze… When I took on Black Panther last year, one Wakandan institution that really interested…
Ashley Madison, the website for cheaters, is replacing its “life is short, have an affair” tagline with “Find your moment.”
Despite criticism from the public, teams are supporting expressions of activism by professional athletes.
The Lifetime drama, having explored gender and race, trained its focus on abuse and assault in its most recent episode.
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A machine mapped the most frequently used emotional trajectories in fiction, and compared them with the ones readers like best.
A reader in Pittsburgh, Josh, has a moving tribute to his friend: I’ve been following your cover…
The soap opera, in more detail than news coverage ever could, explores the human dramas on balance in elite gymnastics.