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In its final season, the FX series exposed the heavy toll of religious stigma for countless queer people—and illuminated the beauty of a different sort of fellowship.
The latest season of Master of None charts the slow demise of a marriage. But if we don’t know what drew a couple together, we can’t empathize with what caused them to split.
Directed by Barry Jenkins, the visually stunning series depicts the landscape—its terrain, its sounds, its emotional significance—with rare complexity.
A new prime minister was met with overwhelming optimism that he would help stem the country’s long-standing tensions. But military violence in the Tigray region dispels any hope of a unified republic.
When Youn Yuh-jung collected her latest trophy for Minari, she showed everyone why she keeps winning.
More Black storytellers are turning to the horror genre to unpack the traumas of racism. But some viewers are growing tired of these stories.
The actor has risen to fame largely for tackling meaty, dramatic roles. But his SNL performance proved he’s also a formidable comic.
The HBO documentary Tina gives the singer the last say on a life that was, for long periods, out of her own hands.
’Tis the season for … cleaning! Let this hour-long playlist help you bring some sparkle—or at least a sing-along—to your home.
Sister Souljah, the author of The Coldest Winter Ever, a formative work of “street lit,” returns with a sequel after 22 years.
The Netflix neo-noir isn’t just about a merciless scammer; it’s about the broken bureaucracies that enable her abuse.
Chang-rae Lee’s My Year Abroad is a sprawling study of consumption—and how far people are willing to go to satisfy their hunger.
The bureau’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. reflects a paranoia about Black activism that’s foundational to American politics.
A new HBO documentary zeroes in on the immense psychological toll it took for the legendary golfer to go from prodigy to phenom.
“The real fraud is that we call ourselves a democracy yet deny the people of our capital political representation.”
Writers and editors share the recipes, habits, and cooking lessons that have helped us make it through the year, one meal at a time.
Netflix’s new adaptation of August Wilson’s play understands the singular magic of the blues.
In 2020, tackling 121 episodes of a single show was no longer as daunting as it once seemed.