Those who reject facial coverings during the pandemic do so amid broad consensus about what public safety demands.
Mindy Kaling’s Never Have I Ever joins a handful of new coming-of-age films that break with history to put young women of color at the center of the story.
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Hulu’s new satire may be set in 18th-century Russia, but it understands the theatrical and nearsighted politics of the current moment.
As players return to empty arenas, they are discovering a basic truth: Live sports is an act of social imagination.
Hightown deepens the procedural genre by expanding its focus beyond a singular murder to the opioid epidemic at the edges of its story.
I played Ms. Monopoly so that you don’t have to.
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Lawrence Wright’s The End of October has been heavily touted for its prescience, but the one thing it didn’t anticipate is heartening.
The first live sports games to air in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic provide a hopeful, yet harrowing, look at the future.
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“An epidemic is a narrative gold mine: It ups the stakes for the most everyday interaction between characters, because every kiss becomes a gamble.”
The actor Jerry Stiller, who died yesterday at age 92, was unforgettable as the irascible Frank Costanza on Seinfeld.
I don’t know when it will be safe to sing arm in arm at the top of our lungs. But we will do it again, because we have to.
A terrible custom is gone for good. Hallelujah.
Ryan Murphy’s Netflix show presents a fantasy in which marginalized people get to make the film they want. But the fun thought exercise curdles into earnest nonsense.