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.
It was the most unexpected moment of an otherwise dully divisive evening: a group of lawmakers taking a speech that wasn’t about them and insisting that in fact it was.
Over the 15 years since its founding, Facebook has marketed itself—and tried to justify itself—through a misleadingly humanistic premise.
Art about the endings of things used to be the stuff of tragedy. But today’s creators are finding another way to make sense of ongoing crisis: through comedy.
Citing the director’s ability to generate money, the producer of Red Sonja defended the choice to keep him at the helm of the upcoming film.
According to a new report, the White House separated many more families than it had previously acknowledged—and failed to keep track of those it separated.
The fast-food dinner Trump hosted was also an argument: about government, about political messaging, about himself.
In his inaugural appearance as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer set the tone for the next two years.
Dwayne Johnson’s new athletic competition understands that facts, in this time of anxiety, offer their own kind of escapism.
The 21st century’s answer to the 20th-century classic updates its story for a time that is uneasy with simple solutions.
A year ago, the comic promised to reflect on his behavior after admitting to sexual misconduct. Now he’s making jokes about the inconvenience of empathy.
Twenty years later, the film is a reminder of the giddy hopes—and, through its leading man, the inevitable disappointments—of the early internet.
The longing for tidiness in #MeToo cases is understandable. It is also misguided.
The Hallmark Christmas flick has become a genre in itself—one that insists, against all odds, on the inevitability of the happy ending.
Mary Queen of Scots promises heady feminism, but it endorses a pernicious idea: Whatever else she might achieve, a woman who is not a mother is to be pitied.
The women who have accused the famed science educator of sexual impropriety have made claims not just about traumatized minds, but also about traumatized careers.
A new report on the former chief executive suggests how much more work needs to be done at the network that enabled him.
Embedded in the 41st president’s legacy are tensions about the nature of presidential celebrity.
People are finding new ways to ignore the stories clamoring for their attention.
The scandal that led to an impeachment helped shape the America of 2018. Twenty years later, however, it also serves as a reminder of the stubbornness of the status quo.
The backlash against the incoming congresswoman’s “very nice” outfit is both tedious and predictable.