Her work has done more than any other author’s to influence what “happily ever after” means in culture.
For the second year in a row an American writer claimed the British literary prize, this time for the dazzling novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
How a hashtag got its power
David Fincher’s new Netflix drama explores the phenomenon from the vantage point of its Golden Age—the 1970s.
In the latest book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, Edward St. Aubyn considers the nature of power and ambition.
The new ABC comedy about a rapper who runs for office is charming, funny, and oddly hopeful.
Faced with the horror of Las Vegas, late-night’s comedians showed their despair.
The Playboy founder—who died at the age of 91—peddled an American dream that was as much about money as desire.
The NBC franchise delves into history with The Menendez Murders but misses what makes the genre so compelling.
E!’s 10-year-anniversary special celebrating its flagship family was surprisingly honest and strangely tragic.
Darren Aronofsky’s film, a sensory assault, fits into a grand tradition of art that hopes to shock its audiences out of complacency.
NBC’s quirky hit returns with more moral philosophy, food puns, and otherworldly humor.
The four-part miniseries by Wolf Hall’s Peter Kosminsky explores life inside the terrorist group for the Britons who join up.
What to expect from the 69th ceremony honoring the best of television
The FX comedy-drama by Pamela Adlon is one of the sharpest and most poignant shows in recent memory.
Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Gwendoline Christie star in a returning series gone very wrong.
The new HBO show about 1970s-era Times Square is the rightful heir to that earlier masterpiece.
The Deuce revists the 1970s porn industry, American Horror Story considers the election, and Alias Grace brings another Margaret Atwood classic to the small screen.
The playwright and screenwriter’s new London hit is set during the Troubles in 1981 Ireland, but the issues it considers are timeless.
After a much-lamented shake-up, the beloved contest returned on Tuesday night with new stars but the same ethos.
A new collection of short stories by Tom Rachman considers privacy and cultural bubbles in a post-truth era.