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Well, that was quick. Shortly after he announced he would be hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards, comedian Kevin Hart stepped down after an... [Read More]
NOTE: This piece discusses the plot of "Creed II" in minute detail. If you haven't seen the movie and are fanatic about avoiding plot developments,... [Read More]
I had a baby. See you all later this autumn. And meet the folks whose work you'll get to read in my absence. [Read More]
We don't know what the Obamas' deal with Netflix is. They may be a draw personally, but having a constituency is not the same thing... [Read More]
"The Trump Show" has made an art of anti-climax. [Read More]
The new "Star Wars" movies have made the galaxy -- and even one of its most charismatic occupants -- seem small and predictable. [Read More]
Netflix is the safest possible environment for the Obamas to find themselves as producers. But what Netflix will get out of the deal is a... [Read More]
The Deadpool franchise makes the violence inherent in superheroics awfully explicit. But it doesn't leave us questioning that some people just need killing or beating. [Read More]
It says a lot about "The Trump Show" that this level of chaos can actually be comforting. [Read More]
The spectacle of the royal wedding is a great opportunity to remember what's wonderful about being American — and all the things we can do... [Read More]
There's a difference between having fans and a constituency. And most celebrity forays into politics are more branding exercises than movement-building. [Read More]
Choosing between the woke and the benighted is a depressing way to process art. [Read More]
What could the former Clinton adviser possibly have been thinking? [Read More]
A chat about the best and worst in pop culture and why the stories we love mean so much to us. [Read More]
If this was role-play, Schneiderman is unusually bad at it. [Read More]
Movies that enchant kids and train them to be lifelong consumers of art should be held to the highest standards... [Read More]
"The Trump Show" is nominally set in Washington, but it's really a New York story. [Read More]
Thanos is a monster. He's more like the rest of us than we'd like to think. [Read More]
I can't quite believe that I'm typing these words. And judging by the stunned reactions to the news, I'm not alone. But Bill Cosby, for... [Read More]
Claiming that something is the uncomplicated product of a single culture can obscure a more complex cultural history. [Read More]