The article that spawned a school of thought; an elegy for the age of the megahit and a primer for the niche-based future.
Wednesday, November 3
Thursday, October 28
Behind the scenes of Conan vs. Leno. An excerpt from The War for Late Night.
Friday, October 22
On the set of Afghanistan’s first soap opera and at home with its cast.
Tuesday, October 19
As CEO of HBO, Chris Albrecht was responsible for putting The Wire, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City on the air. Then he choked his girlfriend outside a Vegas casino, got fired, and took a job running Starz.
Monday, October 11
Monday, October 4
Why did a veteran BBC on-air personality confess on camera to a mercy killing he did not commit?
Thursday, September 23
Behind the scenes with Kenny Powers, on set filming the 2nd run of Eastbound & Down, probably the only American TV series that would set an entire season in Mexico.
Tuesday, September 21
In the last decade, newsrooms across the country have adopted a “do more with less” strategy. It’s a kamikaze mission.
Monday, September 20
Ten years ago, a pair of legendary TV executives decided it was time to change the formula for football broadcasting. One bet on Dennis Miller. The other bankrolled Vince McMahon and the XFL.
Monday, September 13
A profile of Jon Stewart, who’s now run The Daily Show for more than a decade.
Thursday, September 2
Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong tabloid tycoon, thinks he’s found the future of journalism: an animation assembly line that can crank out clips recreating–or anticipating, or imagining–breaking news.
Tuesday, August 31
The cozy relationship between “the internet newspaper” and bogus medicine.