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Guess Who’s Coming to Mordor
Arts, Today

Diversely casting fantasy series like “The Rings of Power” isn’t a betrayal of the story. It’s also just one step in opening up the genre.

Late Night Reacts to Trump ‘Nearly Firing’ Ivanka and Jared
Arts, Today

“That would be an awful way to find out they’d lost their jobs as … handbag blondeface? Haunted scarecrow? His-and-hers towel racks?” Stephen Colbert joked.

Bill Plante, CBS News’s Man at the White House, Dies at 84
Obits, Yesterday

He covered four presidencies in a 52-year career and never worried about “offending those in power in pursuit of answers,” one former White House press secretary said.

Here Are Three Netflix Cartoons You Should Be Watching
Culture, Yesterday

While formulaic dramas amass attention and minutes, animation flies under the radar as one of the streamer’s biggest strengths. Here are a few of a critic’s current favorites.

‘Blonde’ Review: Exploiting Marilyn Monroe for Old Times’ Sake
Culture, Yesterday

She was an actress of uncommon talent. But once again a director is more interested in examining her body (literally, in this case) than getting inside her mind.

Whoopi Goldberg Will Not Shut Up, Thank You Very Much
Magazine, Yesterday

No matter​ ​how often​ ​she gets​ ​into trouble,​ ​she refuses to hold anything back.

Sex, Revenge Porn and Webcams: The Firing of a TV Weatherman
Metro, Yesterday

Spectrum News NY1 fired Erick Adame after someone took nude pictures of him performing on an adult webcam site and sent them to his employer and his mother.

Trevor Noah’s Take on Russia’s Sham Referendums in Ukraine
Culture, Yesterday

“I mean, it is one thing to conquer a town and blow up their buildings but to make them do paperwork? There is evil and then there’s evil,” Noah said.

Stream These 13 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in October
Culture, September 27

A major TV comedy and a couple of indie gems are among the many shows and movies leaving for U.S. subscribers next month. These are the ones not to miss.

Suzy Nakamura Informs Herself With ‘The Dollop,’ Sister Wendy and Her Mother’s Diary
Arts & Leisure, September 27

The actor and comedian, who plays it hilariously straight in “Avenue 5,” discusses the allure of the Brontë sisters’ handwriting and the importance of “This Is Spinal Tap.”

Stephen Colbert Details Tidbits From a Forthcoming Trump Book
Arts, September 27

“The real presidency is the rich friends we made along the way,” Colbert said in response to Trump’s remark that he has “so many rich friends, and nobody knows who they are.”

Stephen Colbert Details Tidbits From a Forthcoming Trump Book
Culture, September 27

“The real presidency is the rich friends we made along the way,” Colbert said in response to Trump’s remark that he has “so many rich friends, and nobody knows who they are.”

‘House of the Dragon’: Is Larys Strong the New Littlefinger?
Culture, September 26

The new head of House Strong burns bright as a major player in the prequel. Here’s his back story.

Elizabeth Banks Thinks This Interview Is Dangerous for Her
Interactive, September 26

“The studio head is going to read it and be like, ‘Wow, that Liz Banks has got a lot to say.’ ”

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Hostages’
Culture, September 26

The sketch comedy show begins its 48th season. And HBO airs a documentary about the Iran hostage crisis.

‘House of the Dragon,’ Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: A Scandal Spills Over
Culture, September 26

This week’s episode kicks off the next phase of the story as a long-simmering status quo finally becomes untenable.

Celebrities Are Just the Start of the Expanding ‘Jeopardy!’-verse
Culture, September 25

Despite the loss of the show’s longtime host, viewership has held mostly steady, emboldening a move to spinoffs and tournaments, including a revival of “Celebrity Jeopardy!”

Louise Fletcher, 88, Dies; Oscar Winner for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
Obits, September 24

She was largely unknown to the public when she was cast as what the American Film Institute called one of cinema’s most memorable villains.

Ryan Grantham of ‘Riverdale’ Sentenced to Life for Mother’s Murder
Culture, September 23

Grantham, who also appeared in the film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” had pleaded guilty earlier this year. He will be eligible for parole after 14 years.

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

The late-night hosts discussed Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, a claim by President Biden and former President Trump’s many legal woes.

Constance Wu, Fresh Off Her Book
Style, September 23

In her memoir, “Making a Scene,” the actress reveals her isolation after those tweets, racism in her career and how she’s moving on.

How Constance Wu Survived That Tweetstorm
Styles, September 23

In her memoir, “Making a Scene,” the actress reveals her isolation, racism in her career and how she’s moving on.

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,’ Season 1, Episode 5: Misty Mountain Hop
Culture, September 23

This week’s installment is the grandest in scale so far, with a running time to match. Here are five takeaways from the episode.

Lorne Michaels Discusses the ‘Year of Reinvention’ Coming to ‘S.N.L.’
Culture, September 23

The “Saturday Night Live” creator explains how the show is handling one of its biggest cast turnovers in decades and why he has no plans to retire.

Jimmy Kimmel Jeers at Trump for Claiming to Declassify Documents With His Mind
Culture, September 23

“Like Harry Whodummy,” Jimmy Kimmel quipped on Thursday night.

Apple to Sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Business, September 23

Apple’s pursuit of an N.F.L. media package has broadened to include a sponsorship of one of TV’s most-watched events.

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

Our TV critic recommends an old animated favorite, a twisty new romantic thriller and a throwback reality show.

Late Night Examines New York’s Accusing Trump of ‘Staggering’ Fraud
Culture, September 22

“I don’t know, that doesn’t sound like the Donald Trump I know,” Jimmy Kimmel said Wednesday on his show.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Is Glowing
Styles, September 21

The “Abbott Elementary” star is fresh off an Emmy win that was a long time coming.

Trevor Noah Feels for Trump as He Sits on the Sidelines
Culture, September 21

Ron DeSantis is stealing the ex-president’s thunder, Noah says — “he’s slowly becoming the Republican Party now.”

Jack Charles, Grandfather of Aboriginal Theater, Dies at 79
Obits, September 20

One of Australia’s leading Indigenous actors, he had a resonant voice, a charismatic personality and a troubled personal life that often landed him in jail.

‘Andor’ Review: Star Wars Without the ‘Star Wars’
Culture, September 20

The franchise’s latest series on Disney+ sticks to the story but flushes a lot of the usual trappings out the airlock.

‘Firebuds’ Gives a Face to Emergency Workers, and Their Vehicles
Weekend, September 20

A new Disney animated series aims to instill helpfulness, commitment to service and a sense of community in its young viewers.

NBC Revives Tarnished Golden Globe Telecast, Citing Reforms
Business, September 20

The company said it was bringing the awards show back under a one-year agreement, to be broadcast on Jan. 10 and streaming on Peacock.

Colin Hanks Finds Perfection in ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and Tacos at Every Meal
Arts & Leisure, September 20

The actor, who moves out of his comfort zone in Peacock’s “A Friend of the Family,” talks about his love affair with soccer and the pleasure of a shaved head.

In ‘Reboot,’ Everything Old Is New, to Streaming
Arts & Leisure, September 20

This new Hulu comedy pokes fun at TV’s obsession with bringing back past shows.

Late Night Recaps the Queen’s Funeral
Culture, September 20

“There is no iPhone at the end of that line, all right?” Trevor Noah said of the long lines of mourners on Monday.

Chris Redd Is Latest Cast Member to Leave ‘S.N.L.’
Culture, September 20

Redd, who contributed impersonations of Kanye West and Mayor Eric Adams, is leaving “Saturday Night Live,” where four new featured players are joining the show.

Her Majesty’s Last Broadcast
Foreign, September 19

The funeral for Queen Elizabeth II honored a seven-decade public life. It also felt like a capstone to the mass TV era that defined her reign.

Defending R. Kelly and Bill Cosby, the Same Combative Lawyer
Culture, September 19

Jennifer Bonjean has become known for her aggressive approach as she has defended men accused of sexual misconduct in several of the highest profile cases of the #MeToo era.

‘House of the Dragon’ Stars Say Goodbye to HBO’s Biggest Hit
Culture, September 19

In a joint interview, Milly Alcock and Emily Carey discussed their now-completed stint in the HBO epic. “We were forced to hang on to each other for dear life,” Alcock said.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘Abbott Elementary’
Culture, September 19

The ABC reality dating show wraps up a season, and the Emmy Award-winning sitcom begins its second.

‘House of the Dragon,’ Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: Wedding Crashers
Culture, September 19

The repercussions of Rhaenyra and Daemon’s illicit adventures continue to reverberate throughout the realm.

Apple Shot an Oscar Contender Starring Will Smith. That Was Before the Slap.
Business, September 18

The Civil War drama “Emancipation” finished filming early this year. Now, Apple faces a quandary on what to do with the movie.

Henry Silva, Actor Who Specialized in Menace, Dies at 95
Obits, September 17

He was forever cast as a thug, a hit man or some other nefarious character. But he took pride in his ability to play each bad guy differently.

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

Even though the network late-night hosts didn’t win any Emmys this week, the ceremony was top of mind for them. Here’s what they had to say.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns to High School Drama — as the Headmaster
Culture, September 16

After a break from the spotlight, the actress is poised for a comeback, starting with a role in the Netflix film “Do Revenge.”

Welcome to Wrexham: It’s the Future
Sports, September 16

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds seem sincere about their investment, emotionally and financially, in a Welsh soccer team. But they are not mere observers in its story.

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Season 1, Episode 4: Strange Magic
Culture, September 16

Prophetic visions, soft power and elf privilege. Here are five takeaways from the fourth episode of Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel.

‘M*A*S*H’ at 50: War Is Hell(arious)
Culture, September 16

Five decades ago, “M*A*S*H” anticipated today’s TV dramedies, showing that a great comedy could be more than just funny.

Alan Alda on ‘M*A*S*H’: ‘Everybody Had Something Taken From Them’
Arts, September 16

As the acclaimed “situation tragedy” turns 50, the star reflects on its innovations: “The crazy behavior wasn’t just to be funny. It was a way of separating yourself for a moment from the nastiness.”

Alan Alda on ‘M*A*S*H’: ‘Everybody Had Something Taken From Them’
Culture, September 16

As the acclaimed “situation tragedy” turns 50, the star reflects on its innovations: “The crazy behavior wasn’t just to be funny. It was a way of separating yourself for a moment from the nastiness.”

Ron DeSantis’s Migrant Stunt Gets Poor Reviews From Late Night
Culture, September 16

The Florida governor claimed credit for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Trevor Noah accused him of trolling on the taxpayers’ dime.

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

Our TV critic recommends a sweet new farm show for children, a silly-spooky show for grown-ups and a terrific stand-up special.

CNN Overhauls Its Morning Show
Business, September 15

The morning slot will be hosted by Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. The move leaves open Mr. Lemon’s prime-time slot.

Can Tony Gilroy Bring New Hope to ‘Star Wars’?
Arts & Leisure, September 15

The “Michael Clayton” and “Bourne Legacy” filmmaker returns to the world he helped establish in “Rogue One” with a new Disney+ series, “Andor.”

The Faces That Look Back at Us When We Come Out, Again and Again
Interactive, September 15

On television, for over 50 years, queer characters have confronted cruel, cringy, even heartwarming reactions.

Quinta Brunson Reclaims Her Time on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Culture, September 15

Brunson interrupted Kimmel’s monologue to redo her Emmy acceptance speech after Kimmel lay on the stage in an extended bit some viewers found disrespectful.

Jokes + Exasperation + Subtext = a New York Club Comic on the Rise
Culture, September 14

In Raanan Hershberg’s standup, the punchline is not the point; it’s what his runaway emotions reveal that’s funny.

God Loves a Show: Religious Satires Reveal the Art of Acting Faithful
Culture, September 14

In films like “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul” and shows like “The Righteous Gemstones,” pageantry is the top priority.

Jimmy Fallon Studies Trump’s Golfless Golf Course Gathering
Culture, September 14

“Yeah, Trump was smart. He was like, ‘How about nine of us meet on the green with no clubs, so it doesn’t look suspicious?’” Fallon said.

Your Wednesday Briefing: Putin and Xi Prepare to Meet
N Y T Now, September 13

Plus a kangaroo killed a man in Australia and “Squid Game” made history at the Emmy Awards.

Warner Bros. Discovery Faces More Rounds of Layoffs
Business, September 13

Executives signaled that job cuts would be coming after WarnerMedia and Discovery merged in April.

6 TV Recap Podcasts for Better Binge Viewing
Arts & Leisure, September 13

These shows will help you go deeper on your favorite small-screen series, whether cult classics or current staples.

‘New History in K-Drama’: South Korea Hails Emmy Success for ‘Squid Game’
Culture, September 13

After the dystopian Netflix drama picked up multiple wins, Koreans celebrated the awards as the latest example of their country’s rise as a cultural powerhouse.

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2022 Emmys
Culture, September 13

The show returned to a pre-Covid format, with the usual array of leaden gags, shameless commercialism and genuinely poignant moments.

We’ve Waited Our Whole Lives to Help Our Father, David Milch, Tell This Story
Op Ed, September 13

We’d always been listening.

‘Succession’ Wins Best Drama at Emmys as HBO Triumphs Again
Culture, September 13

It was the sixth time in eight years that HBO has taken the television industry’s biggest prize for a recurring series. “Ted Lasso” won best comedy.

The Emmys Keep it Light and Forgettable
Culture, September 13

While there were some memorable acceptance speeches, most of the telecast, which ran on NBC and Peacock, seemed bland and indifferently produced.

‘Squid Game’ and Lee Jung-jae make Emmys history.
Culture, September 13

The hit Korean drama won for directing, and Lee won the top dramatic acting prize, becoming the first person from a foreign-language show to win the category.

‘Succession’ wins best drama after last year’s absence.
Arts, September 13

‘Ted Lasso’ enjoys another strong night.
Arts, September 13

‘The White Lotus’ cleans up in the limited and anthology series category.
Arts, September 13

‘The White Lotus’ cleans up in the limited and anthology series category.
Culture, September 13

Created by Mike White, the HBO series struck a chord with its timely and incisive satire of privilege and liberal hypocrisy.

In Memoriam: Emmys honor Sidney Poitier, Betty White and others.
Arts, September 13

Jerrod Carmichael wins Emmy for best writing of a variety special.
Arts, September 13

Jennifer Coolidge wins first Emmy for her role in ‘The White Lotus.’
Arts, September 13

Sheryl Lee Ralph sings her thanks for her first Emmy.
Culture, September 13

Ralph was full of emotion as she won for best supporting actress in a comedy, for “Abbott Elementary.”

Sheryl Lee Ralph sings her thanks for her first Emmy.
Arts, September 13

Michael Keaton wins best actor in a limited series for ‘Dopesick.’
Arts, September 13

Kenan Thompson offers not only an opening monologue but also a dance set to TV theme songs.
Arts, September 13

‘The White Lotus’ faces off against ‘Dopesick’ in best limited series.
Arts, September 12

Can a network show actually win best comedy?
Arts, September 12

‘Succession’ is the drama favorite.
Arts, September 12

The acting races are very competitive.
Arts, September 12

Here’s how to watch the Emmys.
Arts, September 12

2022 Emmy Winners: Complete List
Culture, September 12

The list of winners for the 74th annual Emmy Awards, which took place Monday night.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Atlanta’ and Fall Previews
Culture, September 12

FX airs the start of the fourth season of the Emmy- winning show. ABC shares its fall previews.

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: The Full Targaryen
Culture, September 12

Most of this week was dedicated to the royal family and its “queer customs.”

‘War of the Worlds’ Review: Dystopia à la Française
Culture, September 11

A new season of the dark science-fiction thriller on Epix continues a tradition of smart, atmospheric genre series from the French channel Canal+.

At Corporate Pep Rally, Disney C.E.O. Pitches Warmer, Fuzzier Side
Business, September 11

At this weekend’s D23 Expo in California, Bob Chapek worked to rebrand himself after a difficult start to his tenure.

Man Sentenced After 12 Years of Threats to an Actress and Her Daughter
Express, September 11

Eva LaRue, an actress known for her roles on “CSI: Miami” and “All My Children,” said her family lived in fear. James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced to just over three years.

Emmys 2022: What to Expect and How to Watch
Culture, September 11

The ceremony should look, more or less, like it did in prepandemic times.

Marsha Hunt, Actress Turned Activist, Is Dead at 104
Obits, September 10

She seemed well on her way to stardom until her career was derailed by the Hollywood blacklist. She then turned her attention to social causes.

TV’s Prequel-Mania
N Y T Now, September 10

This fall, if you feel like you’ve seen that new series somewhere before, you’re probably right.

‘American Gigolo’ Review: Can You Take the Escort Out of the ’80s?
Culture, September 9

A Showtime series remakes an era-defining film for the current age of victimization.

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

After a summer full of breaks, the late-night hosts returned just in time to talk about the documents the F.B.I. found at Mar-a-Lago. Here’s what they had to say.

‘The Rings of Power’ Season 1, Episode 3: Island Time
Culture, September 9

New characters, new realms and the same old prejudices (onscreen and off). Here are five takeaways from the third episode of Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel.

‘The Rings of Power’ Season 1, Episode 3: Island Time
Arts, September 9

New characters, new realms and the same old prejudices (onscreen and off). Here are five takeaways from the third episode of Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel.

James Corden Pays Tribute to the Queen
Culture, September 9

The British host of “The Late Late Show” called Queen Elizabeth II “a guiding light.” Other hosts went a bit lighter with their commentary.

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

Our TV critic recommends a darling cooking show, a juicy historical drama and an evocative orchestra performance.

What it was like to portray the queen onscreen.
Foreign, September 8

In “The Queen” and “The Crown,” actors took different approaches to get under the skin of the enigmatic monarch.

What it was like to portray the queen onscreen.
World, September 8

An Inscrutable Monarch, Endlessly Scrutinized Onstage and Onscreen
Culture, September 8

Queen Elizabeth II was portrayed in plays and highbrow films, in made-for-TV movies and broad comedies and, of course, in “The Crown.” Many sought to answer the question: What was she like?

Bernard Shaw, CNN’s Lead Anchor for 20 Years, Dies at 82
Obits, September 8

He covered the Gulf War, anchored convention coverage and asked a revealing question of Gov. Michael Dukakis during a presidential debate in 1988.

‘CoComelon’ Video Game Is a First for Fast-Growing Moonbug
Business, September 8

Video games for toddlers are a promising business — albeit a tricky one, given parental concerns about screen time.

40 TV Shows to Watch This Fall
Arts & Leisure, September 8

Noteworthy premieres include new seasons of buzzy hits (“Abbott Elementary,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”), reboots and revivals (“Quantum Leap,” “Willow”) and more.

The Man Who Won the Republican Party Before Trump Did
Op Ed, September 8

Pat Buchanan knew that “the greatest vacuum in American politics is to the right of Ronald Reagan.”

Jimmy Kimmel Declares Trump ‘the Worst Ex Ever’
Culture, September 8

“After four years of putting up with his nonsense, we finally throw him out of the house, he takes 40 boxes of our stuff,” Kimmel said.

In Horror Movies This Fall, Three Faces to Watch
Culture, September 7

The stars of “Speak No Evil,” “Smile” and “Nanny” plumb psychological depths in very different characters.

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to HBO, Hulu, Apple TV+ and More in September
Culture, September 7

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of September’s most promising new titles.

Arab States Demand That Netflix Drop ‘Offensive Content’
Foreign, September 7

Egypt joined six Gulf Arab nations in insisting that streaming services take down programs that go against “societal values.”

Join Us for a Screening of ‘The Murdochs’
Magazine, September 7

Times subscribers can get a sneak peek of the documentary series on the legacy of the Murdochs, based on New York Times reporting.

Late Night Returns Just in Time for Trump to Get a Special Master
Culture, September 7

“Once again Donald Trump has exposed a part of America that I’m willing to bet nobody knew existed,” Trevor Noah said. “Nobody!”

A News Anchor Had Stroke Symptoms on Air. Her Colleagues Jumped Into Action.
Express, September 7

Julie Chin, an anchor with the Tulsa, Okla., NBC affiliate KJRH, thanked her colleagues for helping her get medical attention immediately and said she was recovering.

‘La casa del dragón’ es menos sexista y racista, pero ¿es buena?
en Español, September 6

Los creadores de la nueva serie de HBO dicen que abordaron las críticas a ‘Juego de tronos’. Y algunos creen que eso la ha hecho aburrida.

A Chess Champion Resolves Her ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Lawsuit Against Netflix
Culture, September 6

The fictional series had named Nona Gaprindashvili, a pioneering real-life chess champion, and falsely claimed she had “never faced men.” She sued for defamation.

Christine Baranski Brings Throwback Flair to Her Ripped-From-the-Headlines Stardom
Styles, September 6

The actress is back for the final season of “The Good Fight.”

‘Queen Sugar’ Ends on Its Own Terms
Culture, September 6

The series, which begins its final season on Tuesday, sought “to put a Black family in the canon of American family dramas,” said Ava DuVernay, the creator.

‘Fall TV’ Is Dead. But Buzz Will Always Be With Us.
Arts & Leisure, September 6

Two television critics ponder what fall TV even means in the streaming era and discuss the series they’re most looking forward to this season.

Fantasy Face-Off: ‘The Rings of Power’ vs. ‘House of the Dragon’
Culture, September 5

Which has the better dragons? Which has the better swords? Now that we’ve seen a few episodes of each, here’s an early comparison.

‘Recipes for Love and Murder’ That Are to Die For
Culture, September 5

Set in a picturesque South African town, this series stars Maria Doyle Kennedy as a columnist who serves up mouthwatering dishes while solving murder mysteries.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Claim to Fame’ and ‘American Gigolo’
Culture, September 5

ABC wraps up its new celebrity-adjacent competition show, and Showtime airs a modern TV version of the Richard Gere film.

‘House of the Dragon,’ Season 1, Episode 3: Two Targaryen Hunts
Culture, September 5

Viserys sought a stag and clarity while his brother, Daemon, tried to bag a Crabfeeder. Who had the most success?

In South Korea, a Hit Show Brings Autism Into the Spotlight
Foreign, September 4

“Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has raised awareness of autism in South Korea, where developmental disabilities are still a taboo subject for many people.

‘House of the Dragon’ Is Less Sexist and Racist. But Is It Good?
Op Ed, September 3

The showrunners say they’ve heard and responded to criticism of “Game of Thrones,” but some say that has made the new show boring.

Jane Krakowski Cherishes ‘Chorus Line’ Merch and Old Tonys Tapings
Arts & Leisure, September 2

The “Schmigadoon!” actress explains the things that keep her in a Broadway state of mind: her Vespa, Lizzo’s music and French Fries.

Richard Roat, Seen on ‘Cheers,’ ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies at 89
Obits, September 2

A familiar TV face for years, he appeared on many of the most popular prime-time shows of recent decades.

Stream These 10 Titles Before They Leave Netflix This Month
Culture, September 2

A bunch of movies and TV shows are leaving the streaming service for U.S. subscribers in September. These are the ones not to miss.

‘The Rings of Power’ Premiere Recap: All Is Not Calm in Middle-Earth
Culture, September 2

Amazon’s ambitious “Lord of the Rings” prequel series has finally arrived. Here are seven takeaways from the first two episodes.

David Milch Still Has Stories to Tell
Books, September 2

The TV producer and creator of “Deadwood” recounts his tumultuous upbringing, his trailblazing career and his experience with Alzheimer’s disease in “Life’s Work.”

Here’s how to watch Biden’s prime-time speech.
Washington, September 1

The address will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern and air live on television and online.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, September 1

A sweet and mellow comedy wraps its season, and “Rick and Morty” returns.

Amy Stechler, Documentarian Who Helped Define a Style, Dies at 67
Obits, September 1

She worked on early projects at Florentine Films, where Ken Burns, her husband for a time, would find fame with “The Civil War.”

‘S.N.L.’ Loses Three More Cast Members
Culture, September 1

Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat and Aristotle Athari are the latest performers to depart “Saturday Night Live.”

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’: The Reviews Are In
Culture, September 1

Amazon’s expensive fantasy saga finally debuts on Thursday night. What do the critics think? Read on.

Michael Schultz Broke the Mold for Black Directors. He’s Not Done Yet.
Arts & Leisure, September 1

At 83, the filmmaker behind “Cooley High” and “Car Wash” may be the longest-working Black director in history. His own story is a Hollywood epic.

Ken Burns Explores America’s Inaction During the Holocaust
Arts & Leisure, September 1

“The U.S. and the Holocaust,” coming to PBS Sept. 18, examines the reasons behind the country’s inadequate response to Germany’s persecution of Jews.

‘The Rings of Power’ Review: Shiny, Not Yet Precious
Weekend, September 1

Amazon’s pricey, gorgeous fantasy spectacle delivers what fans expect, but it could thrive by giving them what they don’t.

Please Don’t Make a Tolkien Cinematic Universe
Op Ed, September 1

Amazon’s “The Rings of Power” will struggle to recreate the magic of Middle-earth, a world not fit for “cinematic universe” treatment.

Robert LuPone, Actor Who Became a Behind-the-Scenes Force, Dies at 76
Obits, August 31

After playing a critical Broadway role in “A Chorus Line,” he helped start the vibrant Off Broadway MCC Theater. TV watchers knew him from “The Sopranos” and “Law and Order.”

Matty Matheson Makes It Big
Styles, August 31

The chef, who plays a handyman on “The Bear,” has launched Rosa Rugosa, a clothing line that fits him well.

With ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Rings of Power,’ We’ve Entered the Age of Blockbuster TV
Op Ed, August 31

To truly rule the television world, the two fantasy series need to borrow from one another’s strengths.

The Many Violations of the Violent Birth Scene
Culture, August 31

Does the gory surprise C-section in “House of the Dragon” represent a grim historical reality, an urgent political statement or a worn cultural cliché?

‘Monarch’ Heralds a New Family Empire, This One With a Texas Twang
Arts & Leisure, August 31

Starring Trace Adkins, Anna Friel and Susan Sarandon, the new Fox musical series brings “Empire”-style dynastic drama to the world of country music.

Mike Tyson Was the Boxer Hollywood Taught Us to Love. What Happened?
Magazine, August 31

Just like American culture as a whole, Hulu’s new mini-series doesn’t know whether to condemn violence or glorify it.

Andrew Giuliani’s Vaccination Status Will Bar Him From Debate Studio
Metro, June 12

The Republican candidate for governor of New York is unvaccinated and says he has “natural immunity” to the coronavirus.

What the Pandemic Can Teach Us About Endings
Op Ed, June 1

And heartbreak and lions and infinite hallways.