Arch Enemies — Megan Garber’s magnum opus on how a new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. She asks: Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
The Lobster: A Dystopian Tour de Force — Christopher Orr on Yorgos Lanthimos’s allegorical rumination on finding a mate, a witty, cruel, and deeply unsettling film.
Money Monster: A Bear of a Wall Street Satire — David Sims on how new film wastes an impressive cast on a flimsy drama that can’t find its mark.
How Capitalism Took Over Sports Movies — Mike Miley on an unsettling trend in popular culture, where businessmen and managers have ousted teams and players as dramatic heroes.
Picking Sides in Captain America: Civil War — Four Atlantic writers discuss the newest installment in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
The Spin Zone — Megan Garber on how Twister, 20 years after its release, is an extremely dumb movie with extremely important insights.
The Women and the Wine — Megan Garber on television female characters’ omnipresent wine glass, and how the beverage has become a metaphor for anxieties that are uniquely feminine in their form.
Can Chelsea Handler Break the Late-Night Format? — David Sims on how the comedian’s new Netflix show has a ‘near-live’ recording schedule and an eclectic mix of guests.
The Good Wife: Florrick v. the Sisterhood — Megan Garber on how CBS drama’s dramatic finale brought a sad but fitting end to a show that has always been a little bit awkward about its female friendships.
Bartlet for America, Forever — David Sims on how pop culture—and even the White House itself—seems to be longing for the return of the fictional administration fromThe West Wing, a decade after the show ended.
Underground: A Thrilling Quest Story About Slavery — Vann R. Newkirk II on a harrowing new period drama that takes its cues from both history and the apocalyptic narratives that populate today’s TV and film.
Game of Thrones: And All the Nights to Come — Three Atlantic staffers discuss ‘Oathbreaker,’ the third episode of the sixth season.