The Most Humane Drama on Cable Is About a Bunch of Murderous Spies
February 26, 2014

"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"

How to Win at 'Wheel of Fortune'
You don't need to be Arthur Chu to beat TV's other favorite gameshow
February 25, 2014

Step by step guide to showing Pat Sajak and Vanna White who's boss. 

The Chinese Government Is Threatened by My Dance Moves
January 20, 2014

I went on Chinese State TV to sing and dance. The makes me and the Chinese government cringe—for different reasons.

The Best Thing to Come Out of the Romney Campaign: This Documentary Movie
January 16, 2014

How "Mitt" remakes the campaign documentary. 

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 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.