Game of Thrones, which always commented on the social effects of disability, ended by selling its final twist as inspirational.
Three Atlantic writers discuss the HBO epic’s divisive series finale, which tries to break the wheel one last time.
The singer gets campier and more creative on her fourth album.
I Am Easy to Find sees the rock band involving new voices and a softer approach to evoke indescribable feelings.
A scholar of classical warfare sees real-world parallels to the Dragon Queen’s rain of fire in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Bells,” the bloody and fiery penultimate entry of the series.
Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” joins a growing body of sing-alongs about social anxiety.
The heroes on the show talk about saving common lives. The show itself has been cavalier with such lives.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Last of the Starks,” which explored the fallout from last week’s epic battle and previewed a big showdown.
On the art rockers’ most sprawling album, global serenity is a personal worry.
The show has always had a unique take on the supernatural, with the Red Woman as its unpredictable avatar.
The much-awaited, epic Battle of Winterfell aired, and three Atlantic staffers discuss what its dramatic conclusion might mean for the show’s last episodes.
The star’s first single since Reputation has almost none of the elements that once made her interesting, but it does have a dolphin screech for a chorus.
The composer Ramin Djawadi approached the solemn tune from “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” as Elton John would a set of lyrics.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the second episode of Season 8.
Who else is making spectacle this awesome, this intricate, and this meaningful?
Once thought of as the cleverest man in Westeros, the Lannister carried a record of misjudgments and an air of malaise in the Season 8 premiere.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Winterfell,” the first episode of Season 8.
The trailer for the final film in Disney’s trilogy raises the notion that J. J. Abrams undid the twists of The Last Jedi. But that might be a bluff.
The wild and challenging Her Smell stars Elisabeth Moss as a self-destructive rocker in a familiar mold—and features an ending in a less familiar one.