There are a lot of shows set in space, but 'The Expanse' has distinguished itself in a classic and oft-explored genre by making sure that women are given, at minimum, equal standing with men on the show.
In their new book, Black Futures, curator Kimberly Drew and New York Times Magazine staff writer Jenna Wortham attempt to answer one very big question: “What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?”
In conversation with the author on her new book, ‘Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema.’
“These are not gentle stories,” Maaza Mengiste warns in the introduction to Addis Ababa Noir. Mengiste, whose second novel, The Shadow King, was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, assembled a diverse array of contributors to cast a blacklight over Ethiopia’s capital city and exhume its depths through fiction.
The "humans are the real monsters" trope is the secret weapon of genre television. I took a look at some shows that used it to shake up their formulas and give their viewers a good scare.
In What Are You Going Through?, Nunez probes the depths of our fears about death and our desires for companionship. I had the opportunity to speak with Nunez over the phone in August. We discussed the perennial nature of human suffering, how she’s inspired by eavesdropping on strangers, and why her writing will never be perfect.
In television, “late night” is a time slot monopolized by white male comedians. It’s been that way since the format was invented and continues to be true today when the top late-night talk shows and their top earners all consist of straight, white, male hosts. But, in 1968, for the first time in history, a Black man was invited to be the guest host of a late-night program — in fact, the late-night program: The Tonight Show. That man was Harry Belafonte.
François Clemmons brought his musical gifts to an idyllic show — now he’s telling his own story
'The Magicians' spent five spellbinding seasons telling deeply human stories about deeply human characters that just so happen to live in a world that has magic.