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The AI host of Netflix’s latest reality dating show is the love child of Big Tech and Saint Augustine

BY Rosanna McLaughlin | 22 MAY 20

In the Hulu adaptation of Nick Hornby’s classic novel, Da’Vine Joy Randolph shows you don’t always need the limelight to shine

BY Harmony Holiday | 05 MAY 20

From ‘Spaceballs’ to ‘The Orville’, the reason why so many interstellar sitcoms fail to raise a smile

BY Tom Morton | 13 MAR 20

From The Walking Dead to Stranger Things, frightening revivals ‘captured a bit of lost magic in a disenchanted world’ 

BY Ian Bourland | 26 DEC 19

‘Generation Q’ is as implausible as the original series, but complaining about the show’s lack of nuance is missing the point

BY Rosanna McLaughlin | 17 DEC 19

From parafactual entertainment to teen TV and the ‘flood’ of content

BY Timotheus Vermeulen | 10 DEC 19

Matt Wolf’s new film, ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’, is an astonishing portrait of an almost incomprehensible endeavour

BY Dan Fox | 15 NOV 19

A new spirit of bleak realism and self-questioning has infiltrated comic adaptations everywhere

BY Tom Morton | 06 NOV 19

A new wave of stand-up specials, sketch shows and comedy-dramas are dismantling Hollywood’s white monolith, one gag at a time

BY Candice Frederick | 04 OCT 19

The rising star’s stand-up special My Favorite Shapes and show Los Espookys, both on HBO, filter the politics of immigration through magical realism

BY Olivia Rodrigues | 16 AUG 19

Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s campy television series mixes magical realism and conventional melodrama to radical effect

BY Jacolby Satterwhite | 25 JUL 19

The cooperatively run Means TV, behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign ad, promises to empower the working class

BY Liz Pelly | 23 JUL 19

A timely documentary about the backslide into dictatorship reveals some uncomfortable home truths in the US

BY Jack McGrath | 15 JUL 19

50 years after it first aired, remembering the television show’s progressive foundational values

BY Figgy Guyver | 13 JUN 19

US comedian Tim Robinson is changing comedy – a few minutes at a time

BY Olivia Rodrigues | 11 JUN 19
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The disaster was not a ‘uniquely’ Soviet problem

BY Andrew Durbin | 03 JUN 19

The fantasy series’ nihilistic refusal of meaning is the bravest TV finale since ‘The Sopranos’

BY Gerry Canavan | 31 MAY 19

‘Past is prologue’ in two shows at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, following the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive

BY Ian Bourland | 16 MAY 19

In its final season, ‘Veep’ satirizes the heartless ambition driving US politics

BY Andrew Durbin | 30 APR 19

Twenty years since the original series, there is still much to be done in confronting regressive prejudices against the LGBTQ+ community

BY Sean Burns | 23 APR 19