The Urgent Message of M.I.A.’s Kala at 10—Spencer Kornhaber reminisces on how the sound and message of the rapper’s brilliant second album attacked the concept of borders between peoples.
The Business of Creativity
Writing in Someone Else’s World—Jason Heller tells the story of how he stumbled on a high-pay, low-prestige way to enter the publishing world.
The Art—and Business—of Making Music Videos—Catherine Green interviews Dave Meyers, who has directed some of the most iconic videos of the Y2K era.
Icarus: A Doping House of Cards Tumbles Down—Sophie Gilbert watches a new Netflix documentary, in which a filmmaker accidentally captures how one of the biggest scandals in sporting history came to light.
The Grimy, Chaotic Thrills of Good Time—David Sims enjoys Robert Pattinson’s electrifying performance in the Safdie brothers’ tale of a dark journey into New York’s criminal underbelly.
When the Planet Is Reality Television—Megan Garber posits that An Inconvenient Sequel is technically a documentary, but only technically.
The Moody, Mixed Messages of Wind River—Christopher Orr reviews Taylor Sheridan’s uneven, but potent, vengeance film rooted in the death of a young Native American woman.