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‘WandaVision’ Fills In Gaps in Marvel History
Culture, Yesterday

This week, the series drew from many other Marvel shows, movies and comics. Here’s a breakdown of some of the key references.

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The Best of Late Night This Week 🌙
Interactive, Yesterday

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

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Take a Tour of ‘All Creatures’ Country
Culture, Yesterday

“All Creatures Great and Small” charmed viewers with its pastoral setting in Britain’s Yorkshire Dales. Here, the show’s production designer explains the eternal appeal of the region’s landscapes.

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Meet the Songwriters Behind the ‘Wandavision’ Hit ‘Agatha All Along’
Culture, Yesterday

The Disney songwriting power couple behind “Frozen” and “Coco” wrote the very spoiler-y “WandaVision” theme that has permanently lodged itself in people’s brains.

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The Original ‘Real World’ Cast Reunites, Older but Still Not Polite
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

“The Real World Homecoming: New York” brings back the housemates from the inaugural season of the MTV series that set the standards of reality television, for better and for worse.

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Seth Meyers Is Excited to See Trump’s Tax Returns
Culture, Yesterday

Meyers said it shouldn’t be hard for the Manhattan D.A. to find a crime in “the tax records of a guy who claims to be a billionaire, yet paid only $750 in federal income taxes when he was president.”

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AT&T, loaded with debt from its DirecTV deal, sells part of its TV business to a private equity firm.
Business, February 25

The spinoff, which will give TPG a minority stake, values the TV business at $16.25 billion — about a third of what AT&T paid just for DirecTV in 2015.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, February 25

Amber Ruffin gets a late-night slot on broadcast. And if you still miss the British “Office,” try “Stath Lets Flats.”

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TV Taught Me About AIDS. ‘It’s a Sin’ Reminded Me How Far We’ve Come.
Weekend, February 25

The new HBO Max series, set amid the first decade of the AIDS crisis in London, prompts a writer’s memories and regrets to come flooding back.

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‘WandaVision’ Lives Inside TV. Just Like We Do.
Culture, February 25

After a year of pandemic life, the superhero show’s inventive premise — television as both escape and prison — is all too relatable.

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How a TV Critic Turned to Podcasts During a Pandemic
Arts & Leisure, February 25

TV meant to be responsive to the moment seemed distant. But podcasts, with the intimate production values, felt more immediate and relevant than ever before.

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Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future?
Arts & Leisure, February 25

A frothy adaptation market is just one sign of the rapid evolution of the industry. But some worry that big money will stifle the D.I.Y. spirit that has driven much of its success.

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Late Night Laughs Off Mike Pence’s Renewed Loyalty to Trump
Culture, February 25

“I don’t know where the line is between forgiving and being a doormat, but Mike Pence crossed it a long time ago,” Trevor Noah said.

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Paramount+ promises a ‘Godfather’ streaming series and a ‘Frasier’ reboot.
Business, February 24

ViacomCBS announced new content for the revamped version of CBS All Access, including a weekly program from Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show.”

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Should Straight Actors Play Gay Roles? A Star TV Writer Says No
Culture, February 24

Russell T Davies, whose latest hit series is “It’s a Sin” on HBO Max, made waves in England by saying only gay performers should play gay characters. “I’m going to war,” he said.

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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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Stephen Colbert Didn’t Realize America Had Been Canceled
Culture, February 24

“Although I’m not surprised — the last season was pretty unbelievable,” Stephen Colbert said of CPAC’s 2021 theme: “America Uncanceled.”

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The Golden Globes’ Biggest Winner May Be the Group That Hands Them Out
Culture, February 23

Members of the tax-exempt Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the ceremony, are courted by stars and studios, and sometimes paid.

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Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz’s Post-Cancún Photo Op
Culture, February 23

“On Saturday, he posted photos of himself handing out bottled water with the hashtag ‘Texas strong.’ Sure, dude, we totally believe you,” Seth Meyers joked on Monday.

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In ‘Superman & Lois,’ the Heroes Face a New Menace: Teenagers
Culture, February 22

In a joint interview, Elizabeth Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin talk about playing the latest version of the power couple, who in this new CW series are dealing with more relatable threats.

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Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn Call HBO Docuseries a ‘Shoddy Hit Piece’
Culture, February 22

“Allen v. Farrow” revisits Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations. On Monday, Mr. Allen’s publisher said HBO also used his memoir without permission.

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Fernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78
Express, February 22

For 14 years, “El Show de Fernando Hidalgo,” a racy variety show with a Cuban flair, was appointment viewing in Latino households across the United States.

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How Britain Is Reacting to ‘It’s a Sin’
Culture, February 22

The show, which aired last month in the U.K., has broken a viewing record and revived conversations about how the country handled the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

The Legacy of Rush Limbaugh
Podcasts, February 22

The conservative radio host, who died last week, seeded an entire media ecosystem — and reshaped the American right.

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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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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Mr. Soul!’ and the Golden Globes
Culture, February 22

A documentary on the pioneering variety show “Soul!” is on PBS. And the Golden Globes air on NBC from both coasts.

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 1 Recap: ‘Inappropriately Intense’ Behavior
Culture, February 21

The new HBO documentary series takes another look at Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations against her adoptive father, Woody Allen.

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Settlement Reached in Suit Accusing James Franco of Sexual Misconduct
Culture, February 21

Two former students of Mr. Franco’s have agreed to drop their claims that he had intimidated them into performing explicit sex scenes. Mr. Franco has denied the allegations.

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‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Predicted the Bat-Future
Culture, February 21

This Saturday morning cartoon, now streaming on HBO Max, redefined the caped crusader years before he became one of the world’s most popular and endlessly recycled characters.

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Fictional Britney Spears Seeks Apologies From Cruz, Cuomo and Carano
Culture, February 21

“Saturday Night Live” gave several famous people the chance to say sorry on an episode hosted by Regé-Jean Page of “Bridgerton.”

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Preta Rara, la empleada doméstica que se convirtió en una estrella que combate el racismo en Brasil
en Español, February 20

Como su madre y abuela, Joyce Fernandes era una trabajadora del hogar, hasta que su patrona la sorprendió leyendo un libro. Ahora es una rapera, escritora y presentadora de televisión que impulsa conversaciones “incómodas” sobre la raza.

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French TV Presenter Investigated Over Rape Accusations
Foreign, February 19

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, a household name in France, is accused of sexually assaulting a female writer.

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‘All Creatures Great and Small’: Who Was the Real James Herriot?
Culture, February 19

The British author and veterinarian didn’t always let the facts get in the way of a good story. It caused some occasional friction.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Veneno’
Culture, February 19

A raunchy and emotional look at the life of Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, this Spanish series showcases the strength of transgender and queer communities.

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‘I Was Invisible’: The Maid-Turned-Star Who’s Taking On Racism in Brazil
Foreign, February 19

Joyce Fernandes was a third-generation maid — until an employer caught her reading a book. Now a rapper, author and TV host, she is spurring “uncomfortable” conversations on race.

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How a Former News Anchor and Current Painter Spends His Sundays
Metropolitan, February 19

John Johnson, a trailblazing Black journalist, lives in the woods now, where he has an art studio and a cozy den that he calls “the nest.”

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Caitlin Stasey Stars in Ed Burns’s ‘Bridge and Tunnel’
Styles, February 19

The Australian actress is also directing pornographic films for a female-owned production company.

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Olly Alexander Is Done With Shame
Culture, February 19

Like the character he plays in “It’s a Sin,” the actor and singer struggled with being gay. Now, he tells the world everything.

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Jimmy Kimmel: Texas in Crisis, Ted Cruz Says, ‘Adios, Amigos’
Culture, February 19

“Snake on a plane, right there!” Kimmel joked. “Headed, ironically, to the very place he tried to build the wall around.”

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, February 18

The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+. And a favorite from “The Great British Baking Show” has her own series now on Netflix.

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Lynn Stalmaster, Hollywood’s ‘Master Caster,’ Dies at 93
Obits, February 18

With his eye for talent, he was a godsend to directors and could make careers. Ask John Travolta, Jeff Bridges, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and many more actors.

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Patricia Lynch, NBC Journalist Who Focused on Cults, Dies at 82
Obits, February 18

An investigative producer on “NBC Nightly News,” she won two Emmys and invoked the wrath of Lyndon LaRouche.

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The Daily: Pandemic Stories
Podcasts, February 18

A selection of our episodes that tell the personal stories of the pandemic — the losses, the small comforts and the sacrifices.

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Late Night Blasts Conservatives Blaming Windmills for Texas Blackouts
Culture, February 18

“I know people were praying for Texas to go blue, but not like this,” Trevor Noah joked on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

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‘It’s a Sin’ Tells the Stories That Were and Could Have Been
Culture, February 17

The Russell T. Davies series about young gay men at the onset of AIDS is heartbreaking but also full of life.

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Fox News devotes hours to Rush Limbaugh tributes.
Business, February 17

Callers including Former President Donald J. Trump and Sean Hannity lavished praise on the radio star.

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‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Wants You to Love Scotland, Too
Culture, February 17

Best known as Jamie in the Starz historical fantasy series, the actor and his former co-star Graham McTavish provide a crash course on Scottish culture in “Men in Kilts.”

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The late-night comedy hosts play in the snow.
Arts, February 17

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Snowstorm Disarmed Texas, Trevor Noah Says
Culture, February 17

“They don’t have snow shovels out there. Their best bet is to grab their AR-15s and shoot each snowflake before it lands: ‘Go back to Canada where you belong!’” Noah joked on Tuesday.

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Writing Native American Stand-Ups Into the History of Comedy
Culture, February 16

An author who specializes in unearthing forgotten figures argues for the importance of Charlie Hill, the first Indigenous comic to appear on “The Tonight Show.”

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As Fox News Struggles at Home, Murdoch Brings Its Playbook to the U.K.
Foreign, February 16

His venture and another upstart by a rival group of investors will challenge the BBC and Britain’s efforts to guard against political bias in television news.

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Was ‘60 Minutes’ TV’s Most Toxic Workplace?
Book Review, February 16

“Ticking Clock,” a new memoir by Ira Rosen, a former producer for the show, recounts the newsmagazine’s pathbreaking journalism and its culture of harassment and abuse.

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For ‘Buffy’ Fans, Another Reckoning With the Show’s Creator
Express, February 15

Many fans said they are trying to reconcile accusations of misogyny against Joss Whedon, the creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” with their love of a show that celebrated female empowerment.

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Dwayne Johnson Finds Room to Grow in ‘Young Rock’
Arts & Leisure, February 15

The new NBC comedy, based on Johnson’s real life, chronicles him at three different ages on his journey to adulthood and stardom.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘In Cold Blood’ and ‘The Black Church’
Culture, February 15

Richard Brooks’s classic adaptation of Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” airs on TCM. And Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at the history of African-American faith communities in a PBS documentary.

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‘S.N.L.’ Imagines a Victory Lap After Trump’s Acquittal
Culture, February 14

The opening sketch on “Saturday Night Live” presented satirical remarks from Republican allies like Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell.

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Chris Harrison to Step Away From ‘The Bachelor’ After ‘Harmful’ Comments
Culture, February 13

The reality television show’s longtime host will be absent for an unspecified amount of time. He has come under fire after making remarks he now acknowledges were dismissive of racism.

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Brayden Smith, Five-Time ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion, Dies at 24
Express, February 13

Mr. Smith had appeared on some of the last shows hosted by Alex Trebek, earning $115,798 and the moniker “Alex’s Last Great Champion.”

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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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‘Chappelle’s Show’ Returns to Netflix After Dave Chappelle Gets Paid
Culture, February 12

The comedian had asked fans to boycott his sketch show from the mid-2000s because of what he described as a “raw deal” from Comedy Central.

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In ‘Crime Scene,’ Joe Berlinger Investigates True-Crime Obsession
Culture, February 12

In his latest Netflix docu-series, the director of foundational works like “Paradise Lost” turned his lens to the fans and web sleuths that are changing the stakes of true crime.

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Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump?
Op Ed, February 12

Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah.

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Jimmy Kimmel Knows How the Impeachment Sequel Will End
Culture, February 12

“It’s kind of like ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’” Kimmel said. “We already know how it ends, but we’re watching it anyway.”

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, February 11

Cartoons, kilts and a six-episode reality show: There’s plenty to watch this Presidents’ Day weekend.

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Trump’s second impeachment trial draws a larger TV audience than the first.
Business, February 11

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China Bars BBC Programs After British Ban on Chinese Broadcaster
Foreign, February 11

China cited complaints about BBC news reports, but the ban also came after a British regulator banned China’s main global broadcaster over license problems.

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Behind the Making of ‘Framing Britney Spears’
Summary, February 11

The director and a senior editor of the Times documentary answered viewer questions about the media response, the star’s mother and searching for clues on Instagram.

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Clarice Is Back. What Has She Been Up to Since ‘Silence of the Lambs’?
Culture, February 11

The CBS sequel series, “Clarice,” seeks to re-center Clarice Starling, the young F.B.I. trainee, in the franchise.

HBO Max will become available in Latin America in June.
Business, February 11

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‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Great North’ and the Art of Nice
Weekend, February 11

A genre of sitcom argues that being kind doesn’t make you a chump.

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Gina Carano Is Off ‘Mandalorian’ Amid Backlash Over Instagram Post
Express, February 11

Lucasfilm’s statement came hours after a new backlash against the actress, who on Instagram compared “hating someone for their political views” to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

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Stephen Colbert Gets Serious About New Insurrection Evidence
Culture, February 11

“Because only by facing this truth will we have any hope of stopping it from happening again,” Colbert said. “Also, I’m pretty convinced it wasn’t antifa now.”

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Can We Put Fox News on Trial With Trump?
Op Ed, February 10

Even if we can’t impeach media companies, we can do more to hold them accountable for sowing sedition.

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Impeachment Video Reveals a True American Horror Story
Culture, February 10

Using never-before-seen footage from Jan. 6, the House impeachment managers wove video from the Capitol into a narrative of terror.

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‘Clarice’ Is More CBS Cop Show Than ‘Hannibal’
Culture, February 10

The series continues the story that began with Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter novels, but the result is an unremarkable network crime drama.

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Michelle Obama (and a pair of puppets) will cook for children on Netflix.
Business, February 10

The 10-episode series, which makes its debut March 16, is the latest project from Mrs. Obama and Barack Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions.

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Trump’s Trial: Stephen Colbert Experiences ‘Déjà Coup’
Culture, February 10

Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial kicked off on Tuesday with late-night hosts predicting it will end just like the first.

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What Megan Mullally Likes: Soft T-Shirts and Sad Songs
Arts & Leisure, February 9

A star of the animated Fox comedy “The Great North” swears by Instagram street dance videos, vintages Ts and “Promising Young Woman.”

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Why Idris Elba Chose Comedy to Tell His Most Personal Story
Culture, February 9

“In the Long Run,” a sweetly comic series set in 1980s London, is based on the real-life childhood of an actor best known for intense dramas like “The Wire” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

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Super Bowl Ratings Hit a 15-Year Low. It Still Outperformed Everything Else.
Sports, February 9

The game between two marquee quarterbacks was not competitive. Still, the Super Bowl is expected to be the most watched television program this year.

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Fox News Reports Profit Gain, Despite Ratings Drop
Business, February 9

The media powerhouse remains a profit machine, but it faces challenges, including competition from newer outlets and a defamation suit against its parent company.

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Fox reports gains in revenue and profit, despite a ratings decline.
Business, February 9

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Suzanne Scott, the chief executive of Fox News, will extend her tenure at the network.
Business, February 9

The new multiyear deal will keep Ms. Scott as the leader of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News empire.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tackles ‘Weirdest Super Bowl’ Ever
Culture, February 9

“This was the first Super Bowl ever where I had to yell, ‘Be quiet — I’m trying to hear the poem!’” Kimmel said.

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Reddit’s 5-Second Ad Was an Unlikely Super Bowl Winner
Business, February 8

Other companies spent millions on ambitious commercials made for advertising’s biggest day. Reddit’s blip of an ad, made in under a week, connected.

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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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What’s on TV This Week: Documentaries on David Driskell and Abraham Lincoln
Culture, February 8

“Black Art: In the Absence of Light” looks at the impact of an influential 1970s exhibition by the curator David Driskell. And CNN debuts a series about Lincoln.

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Pedro Gomez, a Pillar of Baseball Coverage for ESPN, Dies at 58
Express, February 8

A son of Cuban refugees, he covered 25 World Series and 22 All-Star Games.

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Bruce Springsteen and Babies Star in Pandemic-Year Super Bowl Ads
Business, February 7

Faced with the challenge of promoting products in a difficult time, some companies referenced the nation’s struggles in their marketing messages, while others went for nostalgia.

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The Tulsa Massacre, Remembered by Those Who Survived
Culture, February 7

“Goin’ Back to T-Town,” the 1993 PBS documentary about the mass murder of a city’s Black residents and the destruction of their community, returns.

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‘It’s a Sin’: Sex, Adventure and Loss in 1980s London
Arts & Leisure, February 7

The acclaimed screenwriter Russell T. Davies came of age during London’s AIDS crisis, but this HBO Max mini-series is his first attempt to dramatize it.

The Sunday Read: ‘The Many Lives of Steven Yeun’
Podcasts, February 7

What’s a typical immigrant story? In his new film, “Minari,” the “Walking Dead” star has his own to tell.

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Los comerciales del Supertazón: ¿abordar o evitar la pandemia?
en Español, February 7

La jornada publicitaria más importante del año incluirá guiños a una época difícil… y a Dolly Parton.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Throws a Super Bowl Party With Host Dan Levy
Culture, February 7

Phoebe Bridgers crushes it as musical guest and Eugene Levy makes a Covid-era cameo to watch his son and “Schitt’s Creek” co-star host.

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Feud Between Hollywood Agents and TV Writers Comes to an End
Business, February 5

A fight over conflict-of-interest claims began nearly two years ago. William Morris Endeavor was the last major agency to reach a new agreement.

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The MyPillow Guy’s Fever Dream
Culture, February 5

In a bizarre, two-hour-plus disinfomercial on OANN, an election conspiracist sells a myth of a victory stolen.

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It’s an Obscure Special, Charlie Brown
Culture, February 5

Everyone knows the Great Pumpkin, but there actually have been more than 50 “Peanuts” TV specials. With “The Snoopy Show” arriving Friday on Apple TV+, here are some you might not remember.

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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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Her Specialty Is Bringing Headstrong Women to Life Onscreen
Culture, February 5

Whether playing a social-climbing singer (in “Lola”) or an aging lesbian (in her latest, “Two of Us”), Barbara Sukowa brings the charisma of an old-fashioned star.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Party Down’
Culture, February 5

The short-lived comedy about a Hollywood cater-waiter crew had an impeccable cast and an ironic sensibility. Its most comforting idea? Maybe parties were actually bad.

The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News
Podcasts, February 5

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News
Podcasts, February 5

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

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The Handling of Britney Spears
Summary, February 5

While looking at the pop star’s legal struggles for a new Times documentary, I was struck by the media culture of a bygone era.

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Trevor Noah: Marjorie Taylor Greene Deleted Her Browser History IRL
Culture, February 5

The congresswoman disavowed some of her outlandish statements. But Noah says she’s “so crazy that her saying that 9/11 happened makes me go, ‘Wait, did it?’”

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, February 4

Get cooking, get wagging, or settle in for a sudsy binge. There’s plenty to watch besides the Super Bowl.

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Facing Hearing on Capitol Riot, Trump Resigns From Film and TV Union
Culture, February 4

Top officials at SAG-AFTRA had cited the former president for his role in inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last month. With a disciplinary hearing looming, Mr. Trump made his exit.

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‘The Equalizer’ Review: Queen Latifah on the CBS Assembly Line
Weekend, February 4

A new series puts a woman in the gun-toting Robin Hood role previously played by Edward Woodward and Denzel Washington, but not much else has changed.

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Jeff Zucker, CNN’s Longtime Leader, Says He Expects to Leave at Year’s End
Business, February 4

The executive, who shaped the look and feel of CNN since coming aboard in 2013, helped build the Trump myth and then tried to knock it down.

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How the Pandemic Is Coming to Prime Time. (Or Not.)
Arts & Leisure, February 4

As series roll out after pandemic delays, they’re trying to predict what audiences want: Television that reflects our shared Covid reality? Or that provides a distraction from it?

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Trevor Noah Loves Seeing Newsmax Shook
Culture, February 4

The “Daily Show” host said the threat of a defamation lawsuit forced anchors at the right-wing news site into “behaving like actual journalists.”

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Allan Burns, a Creator of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ Dies at 85
Obits, February 3

He won Emmys for his work on that show and helped create the spinoffs “Rhoda” and “Lou Grant.” Among his other creations was the cereal mascot Cap’n Crunch.

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Super Bowl Commercials: To Address or Avoid the Pandemic?
Business, February 3

The year’s biggest TV advertising day will include nods to a difficult time — and Dolly Parton.

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Netflix Dominates Golden Globes Nods, With ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown’ Leading the Way
Culture, February 3

The streaming service received a jaw-dropping 42 nominations, in a year where almost every film in contention has been released online. Three women were nominated for best director, a first.

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‘I May Destroy You’ Is Shut Out by Golden Globes
Culture, February 3

Michaela Coel’s standout series was the most puzzling omission by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which offered something familiar after a year of chaos: inconsistency.

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Scenes From a Marriage, Patinkin-Style
Arts & Leisure, February 3

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody’s charming, irreverent pandemic-era posts led to unlikely social media stardom. Will the vaccine end their run?

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Golden Globes 2021: A Full List of Nominees
Culture, February 3

Here are the films, television shows, actors and directors chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Iceland Has a Request for Disney+: More Icelandic, Please
Foreign, February 3

Disney brought its streaming service to Iceland last year. Now, the country’s education minister has sent a letter of complaint over the lack of Icelandic dubbing and subtitling.

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Trump’s Being Impeached Again, So It Must Be Groundhog Day
Culture, February 3

“His lawyers just copied and pasted his defense from the last impeachment: Control-F ‘Ukraine,’ replace with ‘riot,’” Jimmy Fallon said.

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Golden Globes 2021 Nominations: What to Expect, Predictions and Start Time
Culture, February 3

Many movie theaters have been closed for almost a year, but the Hollywood awards season begins in earnest on Wednesday morning with the announcement of the Globe nominees.

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Barry Lewis, Beloved Guide to New York City, Dies at 75
Obits, February 2

His walking tours of the city’s neighborhoods made Mr. Lewis, an architectural historian, a local celebrity with a star spot on a PBS series.

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Trump’s New Lawyers Represent Him Well, Says Late Night
Culture, February 2

“My God, who on Earth would hire Jeffrey Epstein’s defense lawyer?” Stephen Colbert said on Monday. “Oh, Jeffrey Epstein’s wingman? Yeah, that makes sense.”

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Hal Holbrook, Actor Who Channeled Mark Twain, Is Dead at 95
Obits, February 2

He carved out a substantial career in television and film but achieved the widest acclaim with his one-man stage show, playing Twain for more than six decades.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in February
Foreign, February 1

Our streaming picks for February, including ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘News of the World’ and ‘Bliss.’

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Dustin Diamond, actor de ‘Salvado por la campana’, falleció a los 44 años
en Español, February 1

Diamond interpretó a “Screech” en la comedia de NBC protagonizada por personajes de una escuela secundaria, pero tuvo que luchar para encontrar trabajo y reconciliarse con los miembros del elenco en las décadas posteriores a la finalización del programa.

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Marc Wilmore, a Television Comedy Writer and Producer, Dies at 57
Express, February 1

Mr. Wilmore was best known for his work on “In Living Color” and “F Is for Family.” One of his elaborate pranks led to a more than decade-long stint on “The Simpsons.”

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Keegan-Michael Key Will Do Anything for a Laugh
Culture, February 1

His new 10-part podcast, “The History of Sketch Comedy,” is a surprising and earnest defense of a relatively unsung art form.

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The 10 Best Titles Leaving Netflix This Month
Culture, February 1

An array of great movies and TV shows are leaving for U.S. subscribers by February’s end. It’s a short month; stream these while you can.

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Jamie Tarses, Executive in a Hollywood Rise-and-Fall Story, Dies at 56
Obits, February 1

She broke barriers as a woman in the TV industry and turned out hit after hit, only to see it all fizzle under a very public spotlight.

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On ‘I Hate Suzie,’ Sexual Freedom Is a Fantasy
Culture, February 1

This HBO Max comedy, along with shows like “I May Destroy You” and “Sex Education,” suggests that female sexuality and desire is always subject to the intrusion of social norms and expectations.

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Dustin Diamond, Actor on ‘Saved by the Bell,’ Dies at 44
Express, February 1

Mr. Diamond played Screech on the NBC high school sitcom, but struggled to find work and reconcile with cast members in the decades after the show ended.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘9to5: The Story of a Movement’ and ‘The Equalizer’
Culture, February 1

A new documentary on PBS looks at the roots of a women’s rights organization. And Queen Latifah stars in a reboot of “The Equalizer” on CBS.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in February
Culture, January 31

Every month, streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for February.

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How to Improve the Oscars? We Asked Five Culture Journalists
Summary, January 31

Yes, even in a year when the show will be held during a pandemic, the question is predictable. But these answers aren’t.

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‘S.N.L.’ Takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene and GameStop
Culture, January 31

In its first episode of 2021, “Saturday Night Live” and guest host John Krasinski also addressed the Capitol riot, Covid vaccines and the start of the Biden administration.

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Sonny Fox, Whose ‘Wonderama’ Mixed Fun and Learning, Dies at 95
Obits, January 30

He was not a comic or a clown, just a smart and genial TV host who for almost a decade spoke to children, not at them. He died of Covid pneumonia.

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Cicely Tyson Kept It Together So We Didn’t Fall Apart
Culture, January 29

A wonder of poise and punch, the actress dared to declare herself a moral progenitor, taking on roles that reflected the dignity of Black women.

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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 Lady and the Dale’ Review: The Con Artist and the Car
Culture, January 29

An HBO mini-series recounts the complex, contradictory life of Elizabeth Carmichael: criminal, auto executive, transgender pioneer.

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Stream These 8 Great Performances by Cicely Tyson
Culture, January 29

The Emmy-winning actress started breaking down stereotypes with her first major TV roles in the early 1960s. Here’s a guide to some of her most trailblazing and memorable performances.

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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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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Firefly’
Culture, January 29

An Emmy-winning space western that was canceled after one season, the series is a perfect mix of palliative and palate cleanser.

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‘Gomorrah’ Is Back, as Bloody (and Gripping) as Ever
Culture, January 29

The crime series is so popular in its native Italy that it has filtered into language and culture. Some critics decry its portrayal of Naples, while others praise its realism and universal themes.

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The Shyamalan Secret to Being Scary? It’s in the Blood
N Y T I, January 29

For Season 2 of the slow-burn chiller “Servant,” M. Night Shyamalan brought in his daughter Ishana to help write and direct. Must have been all those family horror-movie nights.

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Jimmy Kimmel Thinks Marjorie Taylor Greene Needs an Education
Culture, January 29

“If you don’t know who this person is, I wish I didn’t, too,” Kimmel said of the QAnon enthusiast who’s been named to the House Education and Labor Committee.

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Jimmy Kimmel Thinks Marjorie Taylor Greene Needs an Education
Culture, January 29

“If you don’t know who this person is, I wish I didn’t, too,” Kimmel said of the QAnon enthusiast who’s been named to the House Education and Labor Committee.

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Tyler Perry Gets Covid-19 Vaccine on TV to Reassure Black Skeptics
Culture, January 28

The Madea creator and studio head talks about the history of the medical and government establishment’s exploitation of Black people.

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Cicely Tyson, an Actress Who Shattered Stereotypes, Dies at 96
Obits, January 28

In a remarkable career of many decades, she refused to take parts that demeaned Black people and won a Tony, Emmys and an honorary Oscar.

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Tyler Perry Gets Covid-19 Vaccine on TV to Reassure Black Skeptics
Culture, January 28

The Madea creator and studio head talks about the history of the medical and government establishment’s exploitation of Black people.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, January 28

A one-man show blends magic and memoir, and a twisty new docu-series provides a breath of fresh air.

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Sekou Smith, Award-Winning N.B.A. Reporter and Analyst, Dies at 48
Obits, January 28

Mr. Smith, the creator and host of NBA.com’s “Hang Time” blog and podcast, covered professional basketball for more than two decades. He died of complications of Covid-19.