From Les Moonves to Louis C.K. to so many others implicated in #MeToo, there have been many performances of accountability theater. But those in power have repeatedly proven themselves unwilling to make amends.
Harvey Weinstein was tried over the past two months. So were regressive ideas about what sexual violence really looks like.
The book from the former Uber engineer Susan Fowler is an intimate first-person account that doubles as a warning.
The constitutional term may be rooted in reason. In practice, it can look a lot uglier.
The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is merely the latest reminder: American politics has become uncomfortably numb.
As his criminal trial begins, the mogul seems to believe that the language of pain used by his accusers applies just as readily to himself.
The streaming service has turned the star’s controversial e-commerce brand into a series. Soft-lit chaos ensues.
The glittering ceremony took place on the eve of the Hollywood mogul’s criminal trial. You wouldn’t have known that from watching the show.
And why it’s not enough
The invisible woman of the classic sitcom, which leaves Netflix at the end of the year, is a case study in the way TV shows can turn people into punch lines.
As the accused rapist prepares for his criminal trial, his interactions with the media have emphasized his smallness—even as his words have remained defiant.
Twenty years into its run, the show has fallen prey to a revealing paradox: As it has grown in relevance, it has lost its urgency.
On the selective accountabilities of the Trump hearings
The network that helped put Donald Trump into power is now showing how insistently it will work to keep him there.
Is Elizabeth Warren overly “angry”? The media are just asking questions.
E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit against the president pushes up against an obdurate truth: His very ubiquity has afforded him a kind of impunity.
Why public figures stopped apologizing
Harvey Weinstein’s detractors were told to “shut up.” Donald Trump’s hecklers were dismissed as “un-American.” What are the men’s defenders so afraid of?
The journalist wanted to understand Syrians who had no voice. ISIS murdered him.
She Said, Catch and Kill, and other new books tell stories of monsters brought to account. But their defining mood is not exultation—it’s terror.
Infestation. Insects. Ointment. This is not the stuff you might expect from a work of prestige TV that takes extreme wealth as its subject.