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.
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.
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 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.