The bureau’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. reflects a paranoia about Black activism that’s foundational to American politics.
A casualty of Argentina’s so-called Dirty War, Isabel haunted my childhood like a ghost. Then I started searching for her.
Donald Trump ended his term in office the way he began it: by invoking a perverse vision of manliness.
So far, the Disney+ show is telling a story not about an epic struggle to save humanity, but about one woman’s efforts to save herself from her grief.
Locked Down has the air of a homework assignment completed the morning it was due.
A new HBO documentary zeroes in on the immense psychological toll it took for the legendary golfer to go from prodigy to phenom.
Think of it as a public service: Photos can be powerful tools in overcoming skepticism toward inoculation.
“I’m a massive fan of cinema, but sometimes you have to go where the people are,” the Oscar-winning Small Axe director told The Atlantic.
“The real fraud is that we call ourselves a democracy yet deny the people of our capital political representation.”
“You could say conspiracy theories are like bad fiction, which attempts to tie everything up and explain it all.”
New fiction from Lauren Oyler
The insurrectionists have been sold a fiction, and their costumes warp the works that inspired them.
Watching the insurrectionists, I felt outrage and horror and heartbreak. What some of them seemed to feel was boredom.
Thanks to the pandemic, this list is more familiar and tentative than most annual film previews.
Donald Trump was America’s first stateless president.
Emerald Fennell’s debut movie is a revenge thriller explicitly designed to subvert assumptions about femininity and serious works of art.
Viewers didn’t care about “good” or “bad” television this year. Maybe the distinction never mattered.
The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year
In 2020, the world’s biggest band proved that it excels equally at massive spectacle and small-scale intimacy.
The new film from the director of Up and Inside Out has the aesthetics of a whimsical adventure, but its themes are very raw.