Netflix's War on Mass Culture
December 04, 2013
Binge viewing was just the beginning. What you need to know to understand life after the end of mass culture.
Is Doctor Who a Lefty?
November 27, 2013
This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Under conditions of war, a British prime minister learns that a heavily armed warship belonging to the hostile power has been detected.
America's Least-Favorite City Has Become Television's Favorite Subject
November 25, 2013
America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.
On Our Cover: Hate-Watching Washington
November 22, 2013
In the our upcoming cover story, writer T.A.
Television's Love Affair With John F. Kennedy
November 21, 2013
To read more of The New Republic's coverage of the Kennedy Assassination, click here.
'Homeland' Is Falling Apart Before Our Very Eyes
November 14, 2013
It’s as hard to keep a longform television narrative going as it is to raise a child. Sometimes shorter forms are tempting, with old-hat conventions like climax and closure.
Jon Stewart Mocks CNN For All The Wrong Reasons
October 30, 2013
In a video clip that has gone viral today, Jon Stewart rips into CNN for asking the same question of its guest: "Is X good or bad?" Whether the subject is Obamacare, the war in Syria, or the balance between liberty and security, CNN analysts seem int
The Veep Is More Popular Than the President
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.
Is 'Homeland' Turning Into 'Breaking Bad?'
October 13, 2013
In their conversation about Episode 3 of Homeland, New Republic Senior Editor Isaac Chotiner and former CIA man Robert Baer discuss the way the Agency exerts psychological control over its agents, and whether the show is becoming more like "Breaking
Barack Obama: Great Orator, Lousy Television
September 11, 2013
When the president of the United States plans a military strike, the received wisdom says he is supposed to address the nation to tell us about it.