Esther Breger
Assistant Editor

Jeffrey Tambor’s New Role Made Him “Throw-Up Nervous”
September 19, 2014

He's playing a woman for the first time.

This TV Show Pays Homage To—And Utterly Ruins—The Fault in Our Stars
The latest entry in pop culture’s Year of Sick Teens
September 17, 2014

It tries to be Fault in Our Stars. It misses. By miles.

These Books Won't Change Your Life: A Guide to Literary Self-Help
September 11, 2014

One of the publishing industry's most irritating trends

Joan Rivers Didn't Care If You Liked It
Her feminism and misogyny were impossible for young women to reconcile
September 05, 2014

Her feminism and misogyny were impossible for young women to reconcile.

Whit Stillman: Why I Love Working With Amazon
September 02, 2014

The writer-director of "The Cosmopolitans" talks to to TNR about J.D. Salinger, competing with Al Franken, and the history of powdered wigs. 

TV Still Has An Inferiority Complex
August 26, 2014

So here’s my advice for next year: 2015 Emmy host Jon Hamm. 

Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It's Ever Been. Why Now?
August 25, 2014

With "Black-ish" and "Cristela," network comedy is mining race, ethnicity, and cultural assimilation for laughs. 

Steven Soderbergh Made a Gilded-Age “ER” and It’s Riveting
August 07, 2014

The first ten minutes of "The Knick" are the most gruesome I've seen this year.

A Timely New Spy Thriller Doesn't Over-Simplify Arab-Israeli Politics
July 31, 2014

"The Honorable Woman" is a smart drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hillary Clinton Tells Jon Stewart She Wants an Office Without Corners
July 16, 2014

Hillary Clinton made a lighthearted appearance on last night's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart." 

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