The Long (and Short) History of the Choker—Megan Garber traces the history of the little accessory making a major comeback in contemporary fashion.
Insecure Is Quietly Revolutionary—David Sims explains how Issa Rae’s insightful, funny new HBO sitcom takes on issues both universal and specific.
The Anger of Samantha Bee—Megan Garber discusses how the Full Frontal host’s take on the Trump Tapes shows how deeply the election’s outrage has permeated American culture.
Halt and Catch Fire’s Sad Ballad of the Future—David Sims laments the end of the brilliant AMC show’s third season.
American Housewife Has a Weight Problem—Megan Garber shows how ABC’s new show makes progress by casting a non-skinny lead, but undercuts it by making her character obsessed with her body.
Atlanta Is One of the Most Versatile Shows on TV—David Sims analyzes how Donald Glover’s new FX show transforms itself from drama to sitcom to sketch comedy each week.
Falling Water Is the Dull Endpoint of Conspiracy-Theory TV—Spencer Kornhaber reviews USA’s new supernatural drama.
Fresh Off the Boat and the Elusiveness of Home—Lenika Cruz explores how two network shows raise questions about geography and belonging.
The Battle for the Soul of RuPaul’s Drag Race—Spencer Kornhaber weighs in as All Stars 2 crowns its controversial winner.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Isn’t About Music—Spencer Kornhaber weighs in on the value of language and words in light of the legendary songwriter’s prestigious award.
The Familiar Insanity of Blaming Beyoncé—Spencer Kornhaber takes on Republican pundits for their bizarre attempts to draw parallels between Trump’s misogynistic comments and rap music.
Donald Trump Is Terrific Protest-Music Inspiration—Spencer Kornhaber listens to a new Dave Eggers-curated collection of songs written against the Republican candidate.
The Accountant Is a Moral and Narrative Trainwreck—Christopher Orr reviews Ben Affleck’s new film, which begins well, and then completely falls apart.
Desierto Is a Horror Movie in the Age of Trump—David Sims considers Jonas Cuarón’s movie, which follows a racist vigilante who stalks and murders Mexican immigrants.
Is Mascots Too Mean?—Megan Garber argues Christopher Guest’s latest mockumentary might go a little too far in its mockery.
The Quiet Feminism of Certain Women—David Sims praises the hopeful, devastating new indie film starring Kristen Stewart.
How Ken Bone Became a Brand—Megan Garber tracks the rise of the man who went from undecided voter at the presidential debate to internet sensation overnight.
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