In 1985, Neil Postman observed an America imprisoned by its own need for amusement. He was, it turns out, extremely prescient.
The original sitcom reveled in complexity. In the premiere of its highly anticipated reboot, though, it has simplified politics down to easy partisanship.
For years, the restaurateur played a jerk with a heart of gold. Now, he’s the latest celebrity chef to be accused of sexual harassment.
Diversity. Intersectionality. Representation. The 2018 Academy Awards knew the words to say; whether Hollywood can follow them up with action is a different matter.
Revisiting a film embraced by the 1968 generation
It’s a thoroughly modern irony: The host who will set the tone for the #MeToo Oscars got his start on a show that gleefully ogled women.
The spokesperson for the National Rifle Association has long used the logic of motherhood in her defense of guns. This week, though, she faced an unexpectedly powerful foe: kids.
From Donald Trump to recent op-eds, the male perspective remains—stubbornly, perniciously—the default point of view.
It’s an age-old story, and a uniquely tiresome one: a woman’s reputation, sold out to sell stuff.
During her 2008 presidential campaign, The New York Times reports, Clinton shielded an adviser who had been accused of sexual harassment.
A central character’s demise in the NBC drama initially came as a shock. Until it turned into the opposite.
A viral story highlights the lingering difference between the language—and the practice—of consent.
Out of the Harper’s Media Men list saga comes an essay that asks urgent questions about the politics of authorship.
With the story it is rumored to be publishing, the magazine has offered yet another reminder of the fragility of the current iteration of #MeToo.
The hottest accessories on Sunday’s red carpet? Words.
With a wear-black protest in the works, Sunday’s Golden Globes could represent a shift for Hollywood’s most vapid tradition.
A just-announced collective of more than 300 women in Hollywood is attempting to fight sexual harassment in their own industry—and, crucially, far beyond.
In a year in which time itself has seemed to shift, all those “Best of 2017” articles suggest much more than critics’ tastes.
Mars and Venus in the Workplace, reviewed
Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo.
Kristen Roupenian’s viral New Yorker short story is not an essay—but many have seen it as one.