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Zazie Beetz Grew Up With Shel Silverstein and Nina Simone
Arts & Leisure, Today

The “Atlanta” actress talks about her latest film, “Nine Days,” her desire to become a doula, her love affair with all things French, and how Debussy and Lianne La Havas got her through some difficult times.

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U.S. broadcast coverage on Tuesday includes soccer and beach volleyball.
Sports, Today

In basketball, Australia plays Argentina at 8 a.m. on USA Network.

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Here’s how to watch the competition in the United States.
Sports, Today

For live U.S. viewers, the competition will be show on the NBC Olympics site, Peacock or the NBC Sports app.

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U.S. broadcast coverage on Monday night includes beach volleyball, track and wrestling.
Sports, Yesterday

USA Network will also air the women’s water polo quarterfinal match between the United States and Canada.

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Welcome to His World. And Hers.
Culture, Yesterday

In a mixed but audacious first season, AMC’s feminist deconstruction of marriage stories made two sets of TV clichés into something bigger.

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Is Ken Burns Taking Up Too Much Space? He Doesn’t Think So.
Op Ed, Yesterday

The documentarian responds to the PBS letter and why he is ‘very troubled’ by the Anthony Bourdain A.I. voice-over.

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Jay Pickett, Veteran Soap Opera Actor, Dies at 60
Express, Yesterday

His credits included “General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Port Charles.” He died while filming a western in Idaho, where he was raised.

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Three (White, Male) Tough Guys Sign Off. Is It a Moment?
Culture, Yesterday

“Bosch,” “Mr. Inbetween” and “Jack Irish,” dependably good and noticeably old-fashioned, all reach the end of the hard-boiled road.

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What’s on TV This Week: An Obama Documentary and ‘Shiva Baby’
Culture, Yesterday

HBO debuts a new docuseries about President Barack Obama. And a claustrophobic comedy blends sexual tension, small talk and brined fish.

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How Local Media Spreads Misinformation From Vaccine Skeptics
Business, August 1

Facebook and other social media have been under scrutiny for vaccine misinformation, but local outlets have also sometimes been active.

The Sunday Read: ‘Is There a Right Way to Act Blind?’
The Daily, August 1

Activists slammed the TV show “In the Dark” for casting a sighted actress in a blind lead role. But what if blindness is a performance of its own?

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Can Paramount+ Succeed? One Producer Hopes to Make It So.
Business, August 1

“He’s our future,” one CBS Studios executive said of Alex Kurtzman, who has a lucrative contract to expand the “Star Trek” universe — and with it the streaming service’s audience.

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The U.S. broadcast on Saturday morning includes finals in women’s tennis and archery.
Sports, July 31

Judo concludes with the sport’s first mixed-gender competition, and the U.S. baseball team plays South Korea.

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From ‘Call My Agent!’ to Hollywood Career
Arts & Leisure, July 30

The French series was a pandemic hit in the United States. And now its star, Camille Cottin, is emerging to find herself in demand.

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‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: The Return of Jamie Tartt
Culture, July 30

Jamie’s reality-TV career takes a turn, leading him straight back AFC Richmond. Ted may be making progress with Sharon.

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In ‘Mr. Corman,’ Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looks Inward and Asks, ‘What If?’
Arts & Leisure, July 30

For his new Apple TV+ comedy series, Gordon-Levitt imagined what his life might have been like if he hadn’t been so lucky. “It’s probably the most me-ish thing I’ve ever made.”

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Sarah Niles Needed ‘Ted Lasso,’ Too
Culture, July 30

Like a lot of the show’s fans, the British actress found the fish-out-of-water comedy to be an emotional balm during an exceptionally trying time. Now she’s the latest big addition to the cast.

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How a Rockaways Locations Rep Spends Her Sundays
Metropolitan, July 30

If Claudia Bloom is not surfing or swimming in the ocean, she’s walking or biking down the boardwalk to find friends, yoga, tacos or music.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, July 29

Beat the heat indoors: “Behind the Music” is back, as is “The Wine Show.”

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‘The Pursuit of Love’ Against All Odds
Weekend, July 29

Lily James of “Downton Abbey” plays a die-hard romantic in an adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s classic comic novel.

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The Olympics has helped to boost the Peacock streaming platform.
Business, July 29

Comcast’s new streaming service has 20 million active accounts every month. Despite low ratings for the games, the company expects to make a profit on the Olympics.

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Ron Popeil, Inventor and Ubiquitous Infomercial Pitchman, Dies at 86
Express, July 29

Mr. Popeil became a well-known presence on TV, hawking products that people didn’t know they needed, including the Veg-O-Matic and the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler.

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Study Shows More Disability Stories Onscreen, but Few Disabled Actors
Culture, July 28

The study published Wednesday also showed that television is far behind film when it comes to representation of characters with disabilities.

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Bob Odenkirk of ‘Better Call Saul’ Is in Stable Condition After ‘Heart-Related Incident’
Culture, July 28

The actor and writer was hospitalized after he collapsed on the set of the show on Tuesday.

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The Cosby Ruling: Some Legal Analysts Dispute the Court’s Reasoning
Culture, July 28

The court decision that reversed the sexual assault conviction of Bill Cosby has prompted an unusual level of legal debate about the appropriate parameters of appellate review.

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‘Arthur’ Is Ending After 25 Years
Express, July 28

The world’s most popular student aardvark is retiring, at least from the big-hearted series that bears his name. PBS said there may be “additional Arthur content” in the future.

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In ‘Monsters at Work,’ a Roz by Another Name Is Just as Sour
Culture, July 28

Bob Peterson, who voiced the paperwork-obsessed slug-woman Roz in “Monsters, Inc.,” returns as her identical twin sister, Roze. Grumpiness apparently runs in the family.

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U.S. broadcast coverage on Tuesday night includes rowing medal races, rugby semifinals and sailing.
Sports, July 27

Rowing gold is on the line beginning with women’s and men’s double scull finals, and some highly anticipated swimming competitions are on tap.

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A Starry Lineup Joins a Central Park Concert for the Vaccinated
Culture, July 27

LL Cool J, Elvis Costello, Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana and the New York Philharmonic will join Bruce Springsteen in performances Aug. 21 on the Great Lawn.

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Jay Pharoah Is Ready to Play Superman
Arts & Leisure, July 27

The comedian and actor talks about his new romantic comedy, the importance of Charlie and Eddie Murphy and why bombing onstage is a good thing.

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Here’s how to watch and stream the Olympic gymnastics team final.
Sports, July 27

The competition will stream online live, then replay in prime time on Tuesday night in the United States.

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How TV Went From David Brent to Ted Lasso
Arts & Leisure, July 26

Two decades ago, TV’s most distinctive stories were defined by a tone of ironic detachment. Today, they’re more often sincere and direct. How did we get here?

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What’s on TV This Week: The N.B.A. Draft and Cesar Millan
Culture, July 26

The N.B.A. hosts its 75th draft and Cesar Millan returns to TV with a new show focused on rescue dogs and their owners.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Community’
Culture, July 23

This cult favorite comedy had a simple premise, but its mission was more complex: to deconstruct the modern sitcom.

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Tig Notaro’s ‘Drawn’ Explores Strange New Worlds: Animated Ones
Culture, July 23

The stand-up special is built around audio recorded in live performances. Then artists went to work. Sometimes they took her bits far beyond what she expected.

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A Celebration of Life, a Note of Unease and … Commercials
Culture, July 23

The pandemic-era Tokyo Olympics began on NBC, with an uneasy balance of news and sports, along with reminders that this is big business.

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The Olympics Are Great for Streaming. But Is Streaming Great for NBC?
Sports, July 23

Streaming on multiple platforms lets broadcasters show more competitions than ever. But for now, the big money in sports is in ad revenue, not streaming.

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‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: A New Foil for Ted
Culture, July 23

The Season 2 premiere finds Lasso and friends demoted from the Premier League. And yet, not much has changed.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, July 23

The late-night hosts had no shortage of topics to riff on this week including the Summer Olympics and Jeff Bezos’s trip to space.

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In ‘The Pursuit of Love,’ Looking for Liberation, Too
Arts & Leisure, July 23

Nancy Mitford’s novel, set in 1930s England, has been adapted by Emily Mortimer into a mini-series that explores expectations for women then and now.

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Seth Meyers Demands His Own Ben & Jerry’s Flavor
Culture, July 23

If Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon can be on ice cream containers, why not the “Late Night” host?

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, July 22

“Ted Lasso” is back. And Tig Notaro has a new comedy special. Comedy lovers, rejoice.

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‘Change is coming’ to streaming, says Jason Kilar, the WarnerMedia chief.
Business, July 22

HBO and its streaming service, HBO Max, have attracted 67.5 million customers, and the company expects to reach 73 million by year end.

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In ‘Ted Lasso,’ Juno Temple Makes Nice
Weekend, July 22

Best known for playing troubled (and troubling) young women onscreen, the actor has found acclaim and a gift for comedy in this warmhearted soccer sitcom.

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Stephen Colbert Agrees With Mitch McConnell
Culture, July 22

Colbert applauded the Senate minority leader for finally encouraging Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Skipping the Olympics Is ‘Not an Option’ for Many Advertisers
Business, July 21

Companies have spent more than $1 billion on ads timed to the Tokyo Games, which will take place in empty arenas as the pandemic lingers.

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Kennedy Center Taps Joni Mitchell and Berry Gordy for Awards
Culture, July 21

Bette Midler, Lorne Michaels and Justino Díaz will also receive tributes at a ceremony that is expected to look much more like it did before the pandemic.

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‘Ultra City Smiths’ Review: New York Neo-Noir, With Plastic Dolls
Culture, July 21

The creator of “Patriot” and “Perpetual Grace Ltd.” delivers another show not quite like any other.

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With the N.B.A. Finals Complete, Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN
Sports, July 21

The popular studio host and reporter was widely expected to depart after disparaging remarks made by a colleague were made public. Her next stop could be NBC.

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‘The Daily Show’ at 25: The Creators Look Back
Culture, July 21

The Comedy Central stalwart debuted in July 1996. The creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead reflect on the early days, when “Dateline” was a main target and Jon Stewart took over from Craig Kilborn.

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Is ‘Loki’ a True Marvel Variant? Or Just a Fun Experiment?
Culture, July 21

The latest Disney+ superhero show embraced chaos in its storytelling. Is Marvel willing to do the same within its ever expanding universe of films and TV shows?

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Late Night Sends Up ‘Space Cowboy’ Jeff Bezos
Culture, July 21

Stephen Colbert joked that the Amazon billionaire came back from space “extra divorced.”

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How to watch the Olympics in the U.S.
Sports, July 20

N.B.C. will air the opening ceremony live starting around 7 a.m. Eastern time Friday, but the competitions have already begun.

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Disney is chipping away at Netflix’s dominance.
Business, July 20

New data shows Netflix, long the king of streaming, is losing attention as subscribers shift to competitors like Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.

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Late Night Jumps on Olympic Athletes’ Cardboard Beds
Culture, July 20

“That’s nice, you finally reach your Olympic dreams and have to sleep on an Amazon box,” Jimmy Fallon joked on Monday.

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Chicago Comedy Institution iO Theater Will Reopen After Sale
Culture, July 19

The storied improv center closed under the financial strain of the pandemic, but a buyer has purchased both the building and the brand.

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What’s on TV This Week: The Olympics and the Jonas Brothers
Culture, July 19

NBC Olympics coverage will begin on Friday with the opening ceremony, and the Jonas Brothers try their hand at Olympic-level athleticism.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, July 16

After a two-week break, the late-night hosts returned with plenty to talk about.

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Jimmy Fallon: Trump Wanted a General With Coup Appeal
Culture, July 16

“You can tell a leader really knows his stuff when he uses the phrase ‘do a coup,’” Fallon said of Trump, who belittled a general for fearing he might try to stay in power.

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Raffaella Carrà, Saucy Superstar of Italian TV, Dies at 78
Obits, July 15

Known for her energetic dancing and singing as well as for conducting serious interviews, she was beloved by Italians of all generations.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, July 15

Our critic recommends an emotional sports documentary, a ghost show and a terrific coming-of-age comedy.

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‘Schmigadoon!’ Has a Song in Its Heart, and Everywhere Else
Weekend, July 15

The Apple TV+ series both mocks and embraces the glories of classic musicals like “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.”

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The Movies Are Back. But What Are Movies Now?
Arts & Leisure, July 15

Cinephiles and streaming fans can both claim victory. But as we better understand the new screen culture taking shape, it looks like we may all lose in the long run.

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‘Modern Love’ Season 2: Watch the Trailer
Styles, July 15

Don’t worry — Modern Love is still a column and a podcast. But, as you may recall, it’s also a series on Prime Video. Beginning Aug. 13, you can watch eight new episodes.

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Stephen Colbert Tackles Books About Trump’s Time in Office
Culture, July 15

Tell-alls about the Trump presidency include “Landslide,” “Betrayal” and “Nightmare Scenario,” “which is also how the former president describes having to read a book,” Colbert joked on Wednesday.

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Court Orders Resentencing of Joe Exotic in ‘Tiger King’ Murder-for-Hire Plot
Express, July 14

An appeals court upheld the conviction but ruled that the trial court had miscalculated the sentence for hiring people to kill Carole Baskin.

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In ‘The North Water,’ There’s Blood on the Ice
Culture, July 14

Andrew Haigh of “Looking” makes an Arctic adventure, filmed above Svalbard and featuring Colin Farrell as a frightening harpoonist.

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‘Ted Lasso’ Is Back, but No Longer an Underdog
Arts & Leisure, July 14

The unlikely hit on Apple TV+ begins its second season on July 23. Jason Sudeikis and his creative team told us how they made it happen.

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Late-Night Hosts Rib Rudy Giuliani Over New Election Night Reports
Culture, July 14

“It’s an age-old strategy: After a devastating loss, just say you won,” Stephen Colbert joked of Giuliani on Tuesday.

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Charlie Robinson, Actor Best Known for ‘Night Court,’ Dies at 75
Obits, July 13

Mr. Robinson became a fan favorite as Mac, a levelheaded clerk surrounded by oddballs, on the long-running NBC courtroom comedy.

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Cynthia Erivo of ‘Genius: Aretha,’ on Playing the Queen of Soul
Culture, July 13

The Tony and Grammy Award winner was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in the National Geographic series.

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Brendan Hunt Is Still Surprised ‘Ted Lasso’ Is So Popular
Culture, July 13

The actor, writer and creator, who earned four Emmy nods for his work on Season 1, talked about the unexpected success of the most nominated freshman comedy in history.

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‘This Is More Than Possible’: Mj Rodriguez Makes Emmy History
Culture, July 13

On Tuesday the “Pose” star became the first trans performer to earn an Emmy nomination in a lead acting category.

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Emmy Obscurities: John Travolta, Stacey Abrams and ‘Lucifer’ Dancing
Culture, July 13

Big stars and strange tidbits lurk in the lesser known precincts of the Emmy nominations, which were announced on Tuesday.

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Elizabeth Olsen on the Unexpected Challenges of ‘WandaVision’
Culture, July 13

Olsen talked about her first Emmy nomination and about why the series exceeded her expectations compared with more typical Marvel fare.

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Billy Porter Believes That ‘Pose’ Blazed a Lasting Trail
Culture, July 13

The star was nominated again for his role as Pray Tell, M.C. of New York’s legendary drag balls, one of nine nominations the show received on Tuesday.

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Kate Winslet Embraced the Ordinary in ‘Mare of Easttown’
Culture, July 13

The actress spent the day indulging in a quick ice bath, looking at cows and receiving an Emmy nomination for her performance on the HBO series.

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Emmys 2021 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Emily in Paris’? Mais Oui
Culture, July 13

A nomination for a lightweight Netflix comedy and the omission of Ethan Hawke’s John Brown were among the few shockers.

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Emmys 2021: Our Critics on ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and … ‘Hamilton’?
Culture, July 13

This year’s Emmy announcement brought a bit of justice for Michaela Coel’s powerful series as well as the usual array of predictable and odd choices.

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Emmys 2021: The List of Nominees
Culture, July 13

The 73rd annual Emmy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday.

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The New Kid Who Loves Old Houses
Styles, July 13

Who’s that starring on HGTV’s “Farmhouse Fixer”? Yes, it’s boy-band veteran Jonathan Knight.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ face off, while Mj Rodriguez pulls off a first.
Culture, July 13

Best actress in a limited series may be the Emmys’ most-watched race.

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A smaller number of shows were eligible for nominations.
Arts, July 13

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Tim Gunn’s Happy Place Is ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ Washed Down With Good Gin
Arts & Leisure, July 13

The ‘Making the Cut’ host discusses the marvels of Derek DelGaudio, how Nora Ephron didn’t disappoint and why he’s tempted to steal a Picasso.

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In ‘My Unorthodox Life,’ Julia Haart Bares More Than Just Her Knees
Culture, July 13

Less than a decade after fleeing a repressive ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, Haart heads a global talent empire. Her next challenge? Letting viewers peek behind the curtain.

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With Cedric the Entertainer as host, the Emmys hope to stop a ratings free-fall.
Arts, July 13

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‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and other streaming series have a big day.
Culture, July 13

The series each received 20 or more Emmy nominations, and it was the first time the top three nominated shows were all from streaming platforms.

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‘The Crown’ dominates the acting categories.
Culture, July 13

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Logos Lose Their Power on the New ‘Gossip Girl’
Styles, July 13

Contrasting the fashions from the original series tells a much bigger story about trends overall.

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Late Night Has Plenty of Virgin Jokes
Culture, July 13

Richard Branson’s spaceflight with his company Virgin Galactic was the talk of late night on Monday.

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Emmy Nominations 2021: What to Watch For
Culture, July 13

The Television Academy is poised to reward streaming services when the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards are announced at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

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Drake Bell Given Two Years of Probation in Child Endangerment Case
Culture, July 12

The former star of the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh” had pleaded guilty to two charges related to a girl he met online. She attended one of his concerts in 2017.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Catch and Kill’ and the MLB All-Star Game
Culture, July 12

HBO airs a documentary about Ronan Farrow’s book “Catch and Kill,” and the MLB hosts its 91st annual All-Star Game.

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Despite Outbreaks Among Unvaccinated, Fox News Hosts Smear Shots
Business, July 11

Months after Rupert Murdoch got a Covid-19 vaccine dose, one of his network’s stars, Tucker Carlson, called a Biden vaccination proposal “the greatest scandal in my lifetime.”

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William Smith, Action Star Known for His Onscreen Brawls, Dies at 88
Obits, July 11

In addition to his Hollywood legacy, the Missouri native was also a bodybuilder, a champion discus thrower and a published poet.

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‘Black Widow’ Star David Harbour Loves Being a Big-Screen Loser
Culture, July 11

The actor talks about his roles as a failed superhero in the new Marvel blockbuster and as a milquetoast accountant in Steven Soderbergh’s “No Sudden Move.”

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More Prep, More Readers: When Journalists Go on the Air
Insider, July 10

Appearing on TV news shows lets Times reporters take their work to a wider audience. But the opportunities must be handled with care.

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Hiring, Firing, Setting the Culture: Black Women at the Top of TV News
Gender, July 10

The book, ‘Ladies Leading,’ shines a spotlight on the highest ranking Black women in television news management. But even at the top, sexism and racism abound.

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U.F.C. 264: What to Watch as Conor McGregor Fights Dustin Poirier
Sports, July 10

The third fight between McGregor and Poirier could be the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest spectacle of the year.

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‘Yo solo soy Raffaella Carrà’: Italia rindió tributo a un ídolo de la televisión
en Español, July 9

La estrella pop pasó su carrera rompiendo esquemas y musicalizando la vida de los italianos. Durante cincuenta años desafió las convenciones de una sociedad conservadora.

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‘Unforgotten’ Makes the Case for Decency
Culture, July 9

In its fourth season on “Masterpiece,” the cold-case drama keeps its delicate balance of mystery, melodrama and compassion.

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In ‘The White Lotus,’ Mike White Takes You on Vacation
Arts & Leisure, July 9

The writer’s latest investigation of human frailty and craven behavior focuses on wealthy resort guests and the hotel workers who cater to their whims.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, July 8

There’s a fun new spinoff of “What We Do in the Shadows” and a sadcom that is less sad than most. And there’s still time to catch up on “First Wives Club.”

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Italians Pay Last Respects to TV Star Who Was ‘One of Us’
Foreign, July 8

Raffaella Carrà spent five decades beaming into the homes of Italians on television. Public mourning for her has few precedents in Italy.

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‘The White Lotus’ Offers Scenery From the Class Struggle
Weekend, July 8

Mike White’s one-percenter satire for HBO is a sun-soaked tale of money, death and customer service.

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New York, ‘Gossip Girl’ Loves You, Again
Weekend, July 7

A new version of the teen drama arrives Thursday on HBO Max, still glamorous but also reflective of changed attitudes toward wealth and privilege.

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Suzzanne Douglas, Star of ‘The Parent ’Hood,’ Dies at 64
Obits, July 7

Her four-decade acting career also included roles in the films “Tap” and “Inkwell,” as well as appearances on Broadway.

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TV Is Full of Stories About Creative Work — Minus the Work Part
Magazine, July 7

HBO’s “Hacks” is more interested in its characters’ personalities than their output. But plenty of great stories have been told about the creative process itself.

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Rachel Nichols Out for N.B.A. Finals Coverage on ABC
Sports, July 6

Comments made by Nichols that were caught on tape caused tremendous upheaval within ESPN over the past year. Nichols, who is white, suggested that a Black colleague, Maria Taylor, had been selected for a marquee job because of her race.

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‘I Think You Should Leave’ Gives Us the Jerks We Deserve
Culture, July 6

Tim Robinson’s sketch show returns with more painfully recognizable losers (and more hot dogs).

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In ‘Monsters at Work,’ the Scary Part Is the New Business Model
Culture, July 6

Twenty years after Pixar debuted the original “Monsters, Inc.,” Disney+ is bringing a cast of new monsters to the small screen — and putting Mike and Sulley in the managers’ office.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and Shark Week
Culture, July 5

Shaka King’s historical drama about the Black Panthers airs on HBO. And Discovery spends a week with sharks once again.

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Bill Cosby’s Conviction Is Overturned: Read the Court’s Opinion
Interactive, June 30

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which overturned Mr. Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, explained why the actor should not have been charged in the case. Read the opinion.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, June 25

This week, Conan O’Brien bid farewell to late night after 28 years. Elsewhere, the hosts riffed on new info about Trump’s pandemic response, the G.O.P. blocking a voting-rights bill and, of course, Matthew Calamari.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, June 18

Late-night hosts riffed on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s apology and President Biden’s official trip abroad.

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The 21 Best TV Comedies of the 21st Century (So Far)
Interactive, June 16

These are the American shows that made us laugh (and cringe and think and feel) the most over the past two-plus decades.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, June 11

Former President Trump’s pants and his new speaking tour with Bill O’Reilly gave the late-night hosts plenty to joke about this week, as did President Biden’s first official trip abroad.

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What to Watch: Sports Shows
Interactive, June 4

You can only watch so much sports on TV. After all, you need time to watch TV shows about sports, like these five series.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, May 28

Jimmy Kimmel and Ted Cruz rekindled an old feud, and the late-night hosts riffed on Donald Trump, vaccine reluctance and Brian Kemp's blunder.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, May 21

The late-night hosts joked about President Biden’s Venmo account, Andrew Giuliani's bid for New York governor, and the G.O.P. effort to downplay the Capitol riot.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, May 14

The late-night hosts riffed on the Kentucky Derby winner’s failed drug test, Jeff Bezos’ superyacht, the G.O.P. ouster of Liz Cheney and the C.D.C.’s new guidelines on masks.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, May 7

This week, the late-night hosts had some laughs about an odd photo op of the Bidens and the Carters and Facebook’s Trump ban.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, April 30

This week, the late-night hosts riffed on President Biden’s congressional address, the Oscars and Rudy Giuliani.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, April 23

Hosts discussed Earth Day, the Chauvin verdict and the MyPillow guy’s new social media platform.

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What to Watch: Kids’ TV Series
Interactive, April 16

If your kids have burned through all their usual favorites, here are six more streaming series to check out.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, April 16

This week, the late-shows hosts took on the Matt Gaetz scandal and Biden's announcement about U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, April 9

The investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz, of Florida, was among the biggest news the late-night hosts riffed on this week.

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What to Watch: Philip K. Dick on Film
Interactive, March 26

The things that draw readers to the science-fiction novels of Philip K. Dick are the same ones that make them hard to adapt. Here are five projects that captured his strange worlds.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, March 26

This week, the late-night hosts addressed the ship stuck in the Suez Canal, unruly spring breakers and President Biden’s news conference, as well as the Boulder shooting.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, March 19

The late-night hosts riffed on Andrew Cuomo, vaccine reluctance and a tense exchange between Biden and Putin.

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Ken Burns Still Has Faith in a Shared American Story
Interactive, March 15

“The thing that I’ve learned is that there is no ‘them.’”

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, March 12

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was a big topic for the late-night hosts this week. Here's what they had to say.

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What to Watch: Get Me a Doctor, Stat!
Interactive, March 5

From 1900s New York to 1950s London to 1980s Boston, here are five streaming series where the world of medicine is all too real.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, March 5

Here's what the late-night hosts had to say about the Golden Globes, Andrew Cuomo, the stimulus bill and more.

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Golden Globes: The Projectionist’s Takeaways
Interactive, March 1

Here are some of the more memorable moments from Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, February 26

Here’s what the late-night hosts had to say about another big week for Trump.

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What’s in Our Queue? ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ and More
Interactive, February 24

Might not be winning, but still enjoying revamps of classic video games

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Amy Poehler Is Into What Gen Z Is Selling
Interactive, February 22

‘‘Like when someone says, ‘Hey, white women, stop centering yourself in a story,’ I think that’s interesting.‘’

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, February 12

For the late-night hosts, the week started with Super Bowl quips and ended with House impeachment managers wrapping up their case against Trump.

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How This Comedian Came to Embrace Her Deafness
Interactive, February 8

The comedian and improv performer Jessica Flores talks about channelling her lighthearted nature to spread awareness about her experiences.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, February 5

The late-night hosts took time to skewer the My Pillow guy and Marjorie Taylor Greene this week. Here’s what they had to say.

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What to Watch: Televised Spies
Interactive, January 29

From secret suburban Russians to a man known only as “No. 6,” TV has served up plenty of memorable spies over the years. Here are five shows to stream, if you can keep a secret.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, January 29

The late-night hosts had plenty to riff off of this week, including the Game Stop stock saga.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, January 22

The late-night hosts celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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How to Watch the Inauguration Festivities
Interactive, January 19

Many of the events during Joe Biden’s inauguration have been completely reimagined. Here’s what to know.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, January 15

Late-night hosts were put to the test this week. Here are their takes on the fallout from President Trump's impeachment.

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This Year’s Standout Moments in the Arts
Interactive, December 29

Though museums, theaters and galleries were closed, and concerts and festivals canceled, many artists continued creating indelible work.

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What’s in Our Queue? ‘Attack on Titan’
Interactive, December 23

I'm a senior news assistant on The Times's Culture desk. Here's what I've been watching, reading and listening to.

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Grant Imahara Was a Geek Before (and After) It Was Cool
Interactive, December 23

His lifelong love of robotics led to a star turn on “Mythbusters.”

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, December 18

Vaccines, Joe Biden's victory and bombshells from Trump's world provided a perfect recipe for late night. Here's what the hosts had to say.