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 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.
His video promise to “be much more mindful” of personal space is all too familiar: It is precisely the kind of non-apology he has offered Anita Hill.
Two women have come forward to accuse the former vice president of inappropriate touching. And some have defended him on all-too-familiar grounds: It’s just flirting.
The premiere episode of the HBO show’s seventh and final season explored the most caustic of satires: an environment in which gun violence is so common as to become unremarkable.
“Well, this week made me feel insane.”
Its conclusion celebrated what the show has done from the beginning: Insist that friendship can carry the same vitality as romance.
Batman. Superman. Boyfriend. Savior. While the special counsel has conducted a notably quiet investigation, Americans have filled in the blanks.
One of Hollywood’s most pernicious tropes hasn’t died. It has merely expanded.
Beyond the eye-popping details, the fascination with the alleged actions of wealthy parents reflects how thoroughly the logic of cheating has come to define the present moment.