television

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.

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
The New Republic Covers The Assassination of JFK
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
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.

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
Why he should ditch the direct-to-camera format
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.

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