Why has Trump shown such eagerness to select former military brass for his Cabinet? The reasons may be both pragmatic and political.
Damien Chazelle’s magnificent musical pays homage to Old Hollywood while fully embracing its present.
Dec 8, 2016 12:21PM ET
NBC’s third televised musical event offered goofy charm, a nebulous message of inclusivity, and a handful of spectacular moments.
Dec 8, 2016 11:34AM ET
The HBO drama’s newly released soundtrack is a memory-teasing good time.
Dec 8, 2016 8:43AM ET
Will Academy Award voters go for escapist fare like La La Land? Or more weighty and relevant films like Moonlight?
Dec 7, 2016 5:48PM ET
The 1988 John Waters film, newly adapted into an NBC live musical, presents a view of racial discrimination that’s by turns naïve and enlightening.
Dec 7, 2016 12:17PM ET
Meeting with Al Gore? Wavering on torture? Expressing empathy toward DREAMers? Don’t expect that these are signs of a major shift from the president-elect.
Dec 7, 2016 11:34AM ET
Hulu’s new drama, starring Jeffrey Donovan as a con man whose head injury appears to give him real visions, is a stylish and overly complicated property.
Dec 7, 2016 11:17AM ET
The vice president’s first television appearance since the election suggested that the country has some growing up to do.
Dec 7, 2016 9:30AM ET
Everyone has someone on their holiday shopping list who’s impossible to buy for. For the second year in a row, we asked Atlantic readers to describe their someone, and brainstormed a few perfect gift ideas for them.
Dec 6, 2016 4:56PM ET
The latest franchise entry inspires dread for 2017 in film.
Dec 6, 2016 1:57PM ET
A primer on Beyoncé vs. Adele vs. Drake vs. Bieber vs. Sturgill Simpson
Dec 6, 2016 4:40AM ET
It was, for a long time, studiously ignored. Now, though, the bathroom—yes, the humble bathroom—is taking center stage.
Dec 5, 2016 7:07PM ET
The 31-year-old artist’s installations create order from the detritus of modern life.
Dec 5, 2016 5:30PM ET
The HBO drama’s finale hinted at a dark, meta message.
Dec 5, 2016 4:36PM ET
SNL parodied the president-elect’s impulsive tweeting last weekend, and he responded by tweeting about it.
Dec 5, 2016 2:34PM ET
Firefighters have now found 36 bodies inside the artist collective where dozens of people lived together.
Dec 5, 2016 12:53PM ET
Without any promising answer to the problem of fake news, outlandish false claims like a pedophilia ring running out of a D.C. restaurant will continue to grow.
Dec 5, 2016 11:15AM ET
In “Midnight in America,” the conceptual artist uses language and abstraction to consider history’s “different sense of possibility.”
Dec 4, 2016 6:00AM ET
Comedy-drama series like Fleabag and Transparent show how vulnerability is as important as unlikeability and strength when it comes to portraying fictional women.
Dec 3, 2016 8:00AM ET
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment
Dec 3, 2016 5:00AM ET
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on a “yes” vote Sunday. Polls show him losing.
Dec 2, 2016 7:14PM ET
President-elect Donald Trump has committed a sharp breach of protocol—one that underscores just how weird some important protocols are.
Dec 2, 2016 5:59PM ET
A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Dec 2, 2016 4:23PM ET
The North Carolina can’t resolve its gubernatorial race until Durham County recounts its votes. But that isn’t as simple a matter as it seems.
Dec 2, 2016 2:34PM ET
In celebrating actresses shot without makeup, the artistic institution is jumping on a bandwagon rather than taking a brave stand.
Dec 2, 2016 1:19PM ET
Mackenzie Davis on why her new film’s portrayal of complex friendships between women feels so authentic
Dec 2, 2016 11:07AM ET
Now that the French head of state won’t be seeking reelection, how will his presidency be remembered?
Dec 2, 2016 10:34AM ET
For centuries, the metal was a respected symbol of royalty and immortality. In more recent history it has come to be associated with dictators, pop stars, and a lack of refinement.
Dec 2, 2016 5:00AM ET
The rerun of the presidential election is on Sunday, and polls show the race is too close to call.