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 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.
O’Rourke’s teasing approach to his potential presidential run makes uncomfortable assumptions about what political charisma looks like.
The latest Marvel origin story brought in $456 million at the box office in its first weekend—on the strength, in part, of a very particular definition of “girl power.”
The actor, who died on Monday at 52, continued to embrace Dylan McKay, his most iconic and beloved character, long after Beverly Hills, 90210 ended.
The HBO documentary provides a detailed exploration of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuses; it also hints at what happens when faith and fandom get blurred.
The Fox juggernaut, with its compelling and sometimes unsettling collisions of truth and artifice, is a show tailor-made for 2019.
A documentary reconsidering the story that transfixed Americans in the 1990s emphasizes the horror in an event that many remember for its humor.
The time capsules are also metaphors: for broken systems, and for communities’ tendency to protect, at all costs, those they consider their own.