Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is an Instant Sitcom Classic
March 08, 2015

The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.

The President Underwood Guide to Centrist Leadership
March 06, 2015

"House of Cards" is catnip for pundits who wish the president would crack congressional skulls.

Anonymous Should Hack Sony and Leak 'The Interview'—for Freedom's Sake
December 18, 2014

Not that we condone lawbreaking or anything.

One of The Best Films About World War I Deserves to Make a Comeback
Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts
June 27, 2014

Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts.

Sad But True: The Only Way to Save the Open Internet Requires Sucking Up to Corporate Titans
April 24, 2014

The grassroots only win when they have big business on their side.

Americans Have Started Saying "Queue." Blame Netflix.
March 13, 2014

It took us years just to learn how to pronounce it.

The Shocking Death in 'House of Cards' Season Two Reveals the Show's Biggest Flaw
February 14, 2014

This explosive plot development in season two is House of Cards at its worst.

Netflix's War on Mass Culture
Binge-viewing was just the beginning. Netflix has a plan to rewire our entire culture
December 04, 2013

Binge viewing was just the beginning. What you need to know to understand life after the end of mass culture.

The Veep Is More Popular Than the President
How the worst job in Washington became television's favorite role
October 27, 2013

If Joe Biden really wants to get the most out of his time as vice president, he should sign a development deal instead of forming an exploratory committee.

Books Don't Want to Be Free
How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries
October 08, 2013

You hardly have to wait in line at Barnes & Noble anymore. The cashiers stare into the middle distance, while on the sales floor, space for books steadily erodes. Instead: toys, magnifying glasses, doodads for the desk.