Hollywood

When You'd Rather Watch the Producer Than the Reality Show
August 04, 2015

She's a terrible person, and we love her for it. 

C-List Celebrities Won't Help Netanyahu in the Israeli Elections
March 17, 2015

Bibi's American ties are no more helpful in getting out the vote than Chuck Norris’s name is in selling box office tickets.

Why Are All of Hollywood's Leading Men So Old?
February 17, 2015

Jack O'Connell, star of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, is a rare exception.

Why James Bond Isn't Black
December 30, 2014

Because Hollywood's racial biases look a lot like Rush Limbaugh's.

How the Market Affects What Horror Makes it to Hollywood
August 22, 2014

Recent torture pornographers such as Eli Roth arguably have aligned themselves with 1970s American horror auteurs not only to legitimize their work but to cash in on their rebel credibility.

Norman Mailer's Hollywood: Antiquated, Perverse, and Much like Ours
June 11, 2014

It drove the powerful as crazy as the powerless. And it hasn't changed.

How Hollywood Gave Up on the Detective Story
June 09, 2014

Did Chinatown doom the private eye? 

The Media Forgets That AIDS Is Still an Epidemic, But Hollywood Doesn't
May 26, 2014

The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.

Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
January 20, 2014

Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?

Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood
January 17, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail.

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