The Borrowed Words of Ivanka Trump—Megan Garber shows how the “inspirational quotes” of her new book, Women Who Work, function as their own, tidy versions of the alternative fact.
Why Kurt Russell Is Still a One-of-a-Kind Movie Star—David Sims exalts the actor’s late-career renaissance in films such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the Fast & Furious franchise.
Warning: This Drug May Kill You Offers a Close-Up of the Opioid Epidemic—Sophie Gilbert watches the documentary by Perri Peltz, which looks at four families devastated by addiction to prescription pills.
What Risk Says About Julian Assange—David Sims weighs in on the Oscar-winning director Laura Poitras’s latest film about the WikiLeaks founder.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Twice Is (Still) the Charm—Christopher Orr reviews the Marvel superhero sequel.
The Dinner Is a Stew of Privilege and Resentment—Sophie Gilbert bemoans Oren Moverman’s new film, which seethes with toxic envy and moral decay.
Looking Back on the L.A. Riots Through Five Documentaries—Vann R. Newkirk explores a glut of imperfect but panoramic new films marking the 25th anniversary of the unrest.
What Went Wrong With 13 Reasons Why?—Sophie Gilbert explains why the hit Netflix show is being denounced by educators and experts for the ways in which it tackles suicide.