TV

What Ken Burns Doesn't Understand about the Roosevelts
In realizing the “personal” Roosevelts, something of the “public” is lost
September 17, 2014

It's so focused on the Roosevelts as people, it neglects their importance as public figures. 

Whit Stillman: Why I Love Working With Amazon
September 02, 2014

The writer-director of "The Cosmopolitans" talks to to TNR about J.D. Salinger, competing with Al Franken, and the history of powdered wigs. 

Can "Doctor Who" Survive an Older Leading Man?
The new, older doctor who tests the mainstream popularity nerd culture
August 28, 2014

Can "Doctor Who" survive an older leading man?

TV Still Has An Inferiority Complex
August 26, 2014

So here’s my advice for next year: 2015 Emmy host Jon Hamm. 

Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It's Ever Been. Why Now?
August 25, 2014

With "Black-ish" and "Cristela," network comedy is mining race, ethnicity, and cultural assimilation for laughs. 

Steven Soderbergh Made a Gilded-Age “ER” and It’s Riveting
August 07, 2014

The first ten minutes of "The Knick" are the most gruesome I've seen this year.

Finally, a TV Show That Truly Takes Religion Seriously
August 05, 2014

Would it take the Rapture for Americans to turn back to faith?

A Timely New Spy Thriller Doesn't Over-Simplify Arab-Israeli Politics
July 31, 2014

"The Honorable Woman" is a smart drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hillary Clinton Tells Jon Stewart She Wants an Office Without Corners
July 16, 2014

Hillary Clinton made a lighthearted appearance on last night's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart." 

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