Oprah Winfrey Is On a Roll (Again)
A woo-hoo heard around the world.
Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters. But not all intellectual property is created equal.
A profile of Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali.
With The Apprentice, Trump rose to a level of popularity with minorities that the GOP could only dream of. Then he torched it all to prepare for a hard-right run at the presidency.
On leaving a very successful TV show:
"I’m me, the guy that thinks all of this is sort of ridiculous. It was a joke. Leaving was a joke that I thought would be a good joke because the show would grow and change. It seemed like a funny trick to play on everyone. It’s just like, what if Kramer [Michael Richards] left in the middle of Seinfeld’s height? And also what if that guy never said the n-word on a stage? What if that was the end of this character? I just thought that would be really fascinating."
On race and risk in American culture.
A profile of the Handmaid’s Tale star.
A profile of Norman Lear, the producer behind All in the Family and The Jeffersons, who is still making TV at age 94.
A profile of The Rock, the best friend you didn’t know you had.
On a comic offering portrayals of secular Muslims that American audiences rarely see.
From “Idiocracy” to “Silicon Valley,” the writer and director has established himself as America’s foremost chronicler of its own self-destructive tendencies.
Conspiracy theorists think that the government killed the aspiring Libertarian filmmaker David Crowley to stop him from making his film about an authoritarian takeover of the United States and the vets who fight back. The truth is far stranger.
Danny Rubin wrote the movie and then the musical 24 years later. What happens when one thing becomes your entire life?
The reclusive director comes out of his shell at 73.
How Carl Foreman, while tangling with the House Un-American Activities Committee, turned a throwaway Western into an allegory for the Hollywood blacklist.
Franklin Leonard’s anonymous survey has launched careers, recognized four of the past eight Best Picture winners, and pushed movie studios to think beyond sequels and action flicks.
A profile of the Atlanta star and creator, who also released a hit album in 2016 and is set to star in the next Star Wars.
The screaming ambassador to the sidewalks of New York City.
No one understands our new era of reality-TV populism better than the man who turned “The Real Housewives” into an empire.
“Oh, I think I do overshare, and I sometime marvel that I do it. But it's sort of - in a way, it's my way of trying to understand myself. I don't know. I get it out of my head. It creates community when you talk about private things and you can find other people that have the same things. Otherwise, I don't know - I felt very lonely with some of the issues that I had or history that I had. And when I shared about it, I found that others had it, too.”
Revisiting the 2006 masterpiece.
You never watched Shazaam.
The battle to make The Godfather pitted director Francis Ford Coppola against producers including Robert Evans, and the production itself against the real life mob.
On the road with Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters. Twenty years after Sling Blade all he wants to do is direct but “but none of those Hollywood assclowns will give him the keys anymore.”