The Original ‘Nasty Woman’—Elizabeth Johnston traces the surprisingly deep-rooted connections between classical depictions of Medusa, and the prevalent sexism of this election cycle.
Leonard Cohen’s Dark Wisdom—Spencer Kornhaber remembers the late singer’s unflinching worldview and pressingly relevant lyrical genius.
Hillary Clinton’s Final Rock-Star Blitz—Spencer Kornhaber unpacks the final days of the Democratic candidate’s campaign, which saw the biggest names in music come out in support.
The Epic Intimacy of Arrival—Christopher Orr praises the alien-contact film starring Amy Adams as the best movie of the year.
The World Doesn’t Want Hollywood Comedies—David Sims analyzes global trends and the fate of funny films as the industry prioritizes big-budget action movies for international success.
A War Movie That’s Hard to Watch for the Wrong Reasons—David Sims argues that Ang Lee’s use of advanced technology in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk proves too distracting to work.
The Best Show That Explores Sexual Assault—Laura Bogart illustrates how Rectify, now in its fourth and final season, offers the most nuanced portrayal of a subject often sensationalized on television.