The headliner at Donald Trump’s inauguration co-wrote and starred in an abysmal 2008 vanity project that nonetheless presents an occasionally interesting self-portrait of red state America.
Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love
The influence of Game of Thrones is palpable in this edgy new network drama.
Journalists keep invoking Nate Parker’s rape case when discussing the sexual-harassment lawsuits against the Manchester by the Sea star. But the comparison does more harm than good.
The OA, Westworld, Stranger Things, and other recent works toy with the idea of multiple realities—and bring the thrill of new religion.
The BBC show seems to have difficulty fitting female characters into its universe. But it isn’t Arthur Conan Doyle’s fault.
The author Emily Ruskovich discusses the uncanny restraint of Alice Munro and the art of starting a short story.
Star Trek returns, Girls concludes, winter comes to Game of Thrones, and streaming TV continues its steep climb.
There is a reason the film’s machines seem stuck in the 20th century.
The season 21 premiere of the reality dating show presented a former villain, looking for love.
Her botched New Year’s performance had something for everyone.
There will be sequels, superheroes, and Star Wars, but there’s plenty more on the horizon, too.
The Atlantic looks back at key cinematic moments in 2016, this time Andrea Arnold’s electrifying road movie.
The Atlantic looks back at key cinematic moments in 2016, this time David Mackenzie’s pulpy West Texas bank-robber drama.
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Many of 2016’s freshmen shows went out of their way to reflect the world not as audiences might wish it to be, but as it really is.
In Saturday’s game, the college-football powerhouse will either reinforce their brilliance, or suffer a historic upset. Whatever happens, it’ll be an incredible watch.
The Spanish auteur has been accused of making films with misogynistic themes. But too infrequently have critics considered an important factor: the director’s sexuality.
From “Formation” onwards, the singer tried to build bridges while celebrating her identity—and revealed just how divided the country is.
Since its invention in the 19th century, the footwear has been about much more than athletics—conveying ideas about national identity, class, race, and other forms of social meaning.
He proved he could still move records even after he discarded his teen idol image, and after the world knew he was gay.
The Atlantic looks back at key cinematic moments in 2016, this time Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary about the titular, doomed politician.