The Complicated Relevance of Dr. Seuss’s Political Cartoons—Sophie Gilbert traces the reemergence of the children’s author’s earlier, more controversial works.
Claiming the Future of Black TV—Angelica Jade Bastién asks whether the industry can normalize the success of African Americans on television, after a banner year in 2016.
Samantha Bee Will Host a Shadow White House Correspondents’ Dinner—Megan Garber discusses the Full Frontal host’s recently announced alternative to the annual event.
The Daily Show Lives On (on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert)—Megan Garber recaps Jon Stewart’s surprise appearance on Colbert’s program.
Santa Clarita Diet: A Marital Comedy With a Heart (and Brains)—Sophie Gilbert watches the new Netflix show which follows Drew Barrymore’s transformation to a zombie.
South Park’s Creators Have Given Up on Satirizing Donald Trump—Megan Garber looks into the Comedy Central show’s decision to back off making jokes about the president.
The 15 Most Talked-About Films From Sundance—David Sims lists some of the more exciting movies to take note of from this year’s festival.
A Politically Charged Night at the SAG Awards—David Sims recaps a night at the ceremony that saw almost every actor address the Trump presidency.
Nominated for an Oscar, Barred From America—Lenika Cruz speaks to a film scholar about the implications of the immigration ban for Iranian cinema.
Should There Be an Oscars This Year?—David Sims questions the political relevance of the awards ceremony and what cancelling it would accomplish.
Rings Would Be Better Off at the Bottom of a Well—Lenika Cruz bemoans the strange sequel to the terrifying American remake of a Japanese horror classic.
The Comedian Is a Laugh-Free Nightmare—David Sims reviews the interminable new film starring Robert De Niro as a grumpy standup.
Super Bowl 2017: It’s Not Too Late to Chose a Side—Robert O’Connell helps the undecided pick a team to root for, ahead of this weekend’s match-up between the Falcons and the Patriots.
How Political Will the 2017 Super Bowl Ads Be?—Sophie Gilbert wonders if the commercials at this year’s sporting event will speak to the current divisive times.
Which Lady Gaga Will We Get at the Super Bowl?—Spencer Kornhaber questions if the singer, who spoke out against Trump during the election, will make a political statement at the half-time show.
How Culture Became a Powerful Political Weapon—Sophie Gilbert talks to Nato Thompson about his new book, which explores the history of how music, TV, games, and advertising have been used to influence consumers.
‘First They Came’: The Poem of the Protests—Megan Garber analyzes the reemerging significance of Martin Niemöller’s lines, written after the Holocaust.
Why It Took So Long to Translate a Dutch Classic—James Reith explores the reason and significance behind the much-delayed translation of Gerard Reve’s The Evenings.
The Australian Open Turned Back the Clock—Arnav Adhikari pinpoints the significance of the finals of the tennis tournament, which saw the unlikely return of two iconic rivalries.
Superstars May Be Rebelling Against the Grammys—Spencer Kornhaber connects the rumored absences of Kanye and Justin Bieber to the lack of inclusivity at the music awards.
Beyoncé’s High-Art Pregnancy Photo—Spencer Kornhaber analyzes the visual lineage behind the singer’s Instagram post, in which she announced she’s expecting twins.
Pop Culture’s Fraught Obsession With Celebrity Baby Bumps—Spencer Kornhaber talks to the author of Pregnant With the Stars about the larger significance of Beyoncé’s announcement.
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