In 1985, Neil Postman observed an America imprisoned by its own need for amusement. He was, it turns out, extremely prescient.
Stars, they’re just like us—until they’re not.
From Thomas Carlyle to Harvey Weinstein, a brief history of a pernicious term
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, struggling to survive in the elements—what could go wrong? (A lot, it turns out.)
In response to a report detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations, the mogul released a statement—one that perfectly captures this chaotic moment in American culture.
Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.
The show’s fourth-season premiere, “Juneteenth: The Musical,” is a comedy. And a work of education. And an indictment.
The NBC show’s return after 11 years found its old chemistry—and a new, spectral cast member.
In response to an administration that has cheapened the value of words, images are becoming a form of public art—and in some quarters, a form of resistance.
You need two sides for that.
“The truth is, I am kind of done with politics for now!” the former Fox News host told a cheering studio audience, before launching into an hour that was entirely about them.
This weekend, a series of taunting messages from the president led to a widescale protest among players—in the NFL, and beyond.
On Tuesday, the late-night host once again devoted his show to the politics of American health care. This time, though, he offered indignation rather than tears.
Before David Mandel accepted the HBO show’s third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, he spoke with The Atlantic about writing political satire for a fractious world.
In What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir, the politician has become cautiously diaristic.
The HBO show’s Season 2 finale takes a Sliding Doors approach to its characters’ lives—to masterful effect.
Incest, in this show, is a practice that is also a metaphor—for insularity, for myopia, for people’s unwillingness to see beyond themselves.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "The Dragon and the Wolf," the Season 7 finale.
Twenty years after her death, her life still asks uncomfortable questions about what we demand of fame.
Absurd plot twists. Unanswered questions. Could Game of Thrones go the way of Lost?
The aftermath of Charlottesville has brought up important questions about who should be speaking, and who should be listening.