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.
The classic rom-com invented the “high-maintenance” woman. Thirty years later, its reductive diagnosis lives on.
The show once known for its subtle depictions of trauma is now taking refuge in melodrama.
In his new stand-up special, the comedian celebrates progress—but denigrates the work that progress requires.
One of the many gutting elements of the allegations against the billionaire financier: how gleefully he flaunted his impunity.
What Do We Need Men For? is overwhelming. It is exhausting. That is the point.
The president, in attempting to downplay E. Jean Carroll’s rape allegation against him, isn’t talking about attraction. He’s talking about protection.
The famous writer’s rape accusation against the president fell victim to the familiar workings of attention fatigue.
In the second episode of the show’s new season, Jane does the thing she has been desperately reluctant to do.
The press secretary for the Trump White House, who announced her resignation today, used her pulpit to spread the gospel of winning.
HBO’s Running With Beto is an apt snapshot of the 2018 Senate campaign that went viral, in part, on the promise of streamed intimacy.
Dany. Sansa. Bran. Why did the show that used to be so interested in emotion come, in the end, to mistrust it?
Joe Biden wants to move on. Mark Halperin wants to come back. Donald Trump is Donald Trump. They’re all missing the point of true reckonings.
The late-breaking plot shift in Game of Thrones’ penultimate episode was sudden and swift and senseless. That is precisely what made it so terrifying.
Sorry, Dany: Jon Snow, it turns out, is just the kind of guy you’d want to have a beer—or at least a glass of Dornish wine—with.
Dr. Ruth, the world’s most famous sex therapist—and at 90, the subject of a new documentary—has long harnessed the power of pop culture to tackle that most intimate of subjects.
The new Netflix documentary makes a subtly radical argument: that the emotions of women running for office are not liabilities, but sources of power.
The televised Q&A is a sometimes awkward fusion of politics and entertainment—and it’s becoming a key element of the 2020 hype cycle.
Donald Trump’s outrageous behavior described by the special counsel is, at this point, so deeply familiar that it has lost its power to outrage.
And in the process, he—and the show that has shaped him—reckons once again with the totalizing power of lies.
American language suggests that grift can be separated from everything else. American life suggests otherwise.