Television

boys

The Boys is sick, puerile, inappropriate and delicious

October 1, 2020 8:39 am

We sorely need transgressive, near-the-knuckle dramas like this

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight

September 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Don’t call it a comeback...seriously, don’t

satire

Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph’s funeral for satire

September 15, 2020 1:30 pm

Can you parody someone for whose campaign you raised $6 million?

kardashians

It’s time we gave the Kardashians some credit

September 13, 2020 11:46 am

Their detractors would never admit it but the family were internet pioneers

cute

The dark side of ‘cute’ culture

September 10, 2020 12:44 am

Every character in popular TV shows for young kids has a big domed head, button nose and huge wide-apart eyes

meghan netflix

What’s galling about the Sussexes’ Netflix deal

September 3, 2020 8:58 am

If you want to head-up a television production company then what you really need is to be born — or marry — into vast wealth

vmas

The VMAs and New York’s COVID hypocrisy

August 31, 2020 3:54 pm

The show must go on

nish kumar

Why is Nish Kumar so angry?

August 29, 2020 11:07 am

His obsession with racism is bound to increase it, rather than the opposite

bureau

Office romance: I’m loving The Bureau

August 26, 2020 12:07 pm

When real members of the DGSE saw the first season, they gave it a standing ovation

gloria steinem

Gloria Steinem’s revisionist history

August 18, 2020 9:45 am

Her rise to fame and influence was based on her skill and determination at sidelining rivals

swamp

Republicans steal the show in HBO’s The Swamp

August 5, 2020 4:50 pm

Rep. Matt Gaetz stars in the documentary on Capitol Hill corruption

rupert murdoch

The real Rupert Murdoch

July 30, 2020 9:25 am

Wendi would humiliate him at dinner parties by saying things like, ‘What do you know? You are an old man’

perry mason

Perry Mason jars

July 18, 2020 2:47 pm

A brutal backstory for HBO’s decadent detective

cancel immunity

Moral dictatorships and double standards

June 29, 2020 11:54 am

Does liberalism make you immune to cancel culture?

sacha baron cohen

Isn’t it time Sacha Baron Cohen got canceled?

June 29, 2020 7:23 am

The performer has gone from comedy to trying in vain to expose prejudice

louis c.k.

Louis C.K. pulls it off

June 21, 2020 9:21 am

Funny is money

spongebob squarepants

Why has Nickelodeon outed SpongeBob Squarepants?

June 14, 2020 5:54 pm

The cartoon sponge has been cruelly yanked out of the closet

corporations

Conservatives — corporations are not your friend

June 13, 2020 4:53 am

The right needs to unlearn its affinity for big capitalism

stupid-smart

The modern art of stupid-smart

June 12, 2020 3:10 pm

We’ve always had bogus public intellectuals, but never before have they been quite so bogus

incel goethe

The art of the incel

June 11, 2020 5:25 pm

The roots of incel subculture — and its magnificent memes — stretch back to Goethe’s Werther and beyond

jeffrey epstein

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

June 11, 2020 5:03 pm

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich reviewed

paw patrol

Don’t defund PAW Patrol

June 11, 2020 12:38 pm

Three-year-olds will not be happy when Chase the police dog is forcibly removed from their lives

white lines

I so wanted to enjoy White Lines but it’s spectacularly uninvolving

May 28, 2020 1:34 pm

The Netflix series feels like you’ve dropped molly and are waiting for it to kick in but nothing seems to be happening

right view

The Real White House Housewives

May 26, 2020 2:27 pm

A first look at The Right View, the Trump campaign’s new talk show

clarence thomas

The Clarence Thomas documentary is a must-see

May 21, 2020 1:07 pm

If you are already an admirer of Justice Thomas, you are going to enjoy spending time with him