Hollywood

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
The perpetual wisdom of 'The Deer Park'
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
Did 'Chinatown' doom the private eye?
June 09, 2014

Did Chinatown doom the private eye? 

The Media Forgets That AIDS Is Still an Epidemic, But Hollywood Doesn't
'The Normal Heart' is a damning indictment of our government's negligence
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
So long, long-tail
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.

The Cobainification of David Foster Wallace
December 16, 2013

Don't let Hollywood ruin the legacy of David Foster Wallace.

Cahiers du Reagan
From TNR, November 1, 1980
December 01, 2013

The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election

Hollywood's Animal-Cruelty Problem Must Look Familiar to the NFL and U.S. Military
November 25, 2013

Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime.

America: Celebrities Can Make a Real-World Difference, But Few Do (Chart)
November 06, 2013

Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.

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