Two docuseries about NXIVM present a question: Are the people who have escaped a controlling organization the most reliable sources on what happened to them?
In its third season, HBO’s award-winning series Succession needs to remember the dramatic stakes that made it great.
The influencer and former reality-TV star’s Saturday Night Live appearance played into her brand, and did nothing to challenge it.
He’s something rarer and more valuable.
The comedian returns to TV after six years—and this time, he’s not trying to be funny.
The controversial cult brand LuLaRoe sold a powerful idea: that mothers could succeed as entrepreneurs while spending meaningful time with their kids.
Just embrace the chaos.
Impeachment: American Crime Story tells a humanizing story, but misses a bigger point.
The Matrix author Lauren Groff spends a lot of time thinking about humanity’s past, present, and future.
The near-perfect show elegantly skewers the subject of free speech on campus.
Hulu’s starry new series Nine Perfect Strangers reminds us how easily human ache can fall prey to the language of transformation.
A new Amazon adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s beloved 1945 novel resists the conventions of costume drama to make a more pointed argument.
Roadrunner, a new documentary about the chef and television star, tries to uncover who he really was, but neglects vital parts of his story.
Mike White’s caustic six-part HBO series, The White Lotus, tackles the stickiest American addiction of all.
HBO Max’s reboot of the soapy teen drama is a reminder that overexposure isn’t just the realm of teens anymore.
Jackie Collins sold half a billion books, taught women to demand power, and told the truth about Hollywood, yet she’s never gotten her due.
The Apple TV+ series Physical is a reminder that making people hate their body is a thriving pillar of American commerce.
A Brutalist aesthetic. Allusions to autocracy. The early episodes of Marvel’s new series may seem breezy, but its dystopian design hints at more sinister twists ahead.
Cultish, a new book by the linguist Amanda Montell, reveals how insidery language informs the communities of modern life.
In the HBO show’s finale, the impulses to care and to crime-solve collide. But the miniseries has thoughtfully explored how the two aren’t always mutually exclusive.
Two new shows, Amazon’s Solos and Netflix’s Master of None, feature characters desperate for human warmth.