How This Year’s Oscars Contenders Are Tackling Trump—David Sims notes that some of the biggest hits, and one notable flop, at the Toronto International Film Festival played as blunt allegories for the current political moment.
The Business of Creativity
How My First Novel Became a Movie—Caren Lissner explains how it took 14 years of false starts, navigating Hollywood, and a modest payout for her book Carrie Pilby to be adapted into a Netflix film.
Saving One of Western Art’s Most Iconic Paintings—Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell goes inside the massive, two-year museum effort to conserve The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough’s famed 18th-century portrait.
Women Won Big at the 2017 Emmys—David Sims recaps the award show, where top honors went to Big Little Lies, Veep, and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Sean Spicer and the Self-Contradicting Politics of the Emmys—Spencer Kornhaber thinks the cameo by the former press secretary put a confusing spin on the many anti-Trump jokes of the night.
Veep’s Showrunner on Clinton, Trump, and Insulting Jonah—Megan Garber talks to David Mandel about writing political satire for a fractious world ahead of his Emmy acceptance.
How the Emmy Awards Put Hulu on the Map—David Sims notes that The Handmaid’s Tale became the first streaming-TV show to win Best Drama Series, an honor that surprisingly didn’t go to Netflix.