Comedian’s Malaysia Joke Prompts Threats and a Diplomatic Incident
Arts, Yesterday

Jocelyn Chia’s line about the 2014 missing airliner was part of a Comedy Cellar set in April. But when video was posted this week, outrage poured in.

The Big Number: 13
Interactive, Yesterday

The head of CNN, Chris Licht, was ousted on Wednesday after just 13 months on the job.

How It Takes an Old ‘Beast Wars’ to Make a New ‘Transformers’
Movies, Yesterday

The Canadian-made computer animated series “Beast Wars: Transformers” serves as the unlikely basis for the latest film in the popular franchise.

The Tony Awards, and a Theater Reporter, Go Off Script
Times Insider, Yesterday

Ahead of the 76th Tony Awards, Michael Paulson, a theater reporter for The New York Times, shares what viewers can expect at this year’s ceremony amid a writers’ strike.

Their Show Flew Under the Radar. TikTok Blew It Up.
Arts, June 8

“Jury Duty,” a unique comedy on the Amazon streaming platform Freevee, became a surprise hit thanks to word-of-mouth social media buzz.

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

Our TV critic recommends a darling preschool series from 1999, an incisive new Norwegian comedy and an inspiring Australian dog show.

Eerie Days: Smoke and Haze, All Around
Opinion, June 8

Reaction to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires. Also: Sexism and xenophobia in Hollywood; Target’s L.G.B.T.Q. merchandise; “The View”; migrant opportunity.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Is Done With School. On TV, Anyway.
Arts, June 8

With the final season of “Never Have I Ever,” the actress is graduating from her first onscreen role. Next up: a (nonfictional) college degree.

CNN Tries to Change the Channel From Wall-to-Wall Chaos
Business, June 8

The company’s new leaders — who include a longtime aide to Warner Bros. Discovery’s C.E.O., David Zaslav — are trying to move on from the stormy tenure of CNN’s former leader Chris Licht.

Barry Newman, Star of the Cult Film ‘Vanishing Point,’ Dies at 92
Movies, June 8

Panned when it was released in 1971, the movie gained acclaim decades later. Mr. Newman also starred on TV in the legal drama “Petrocelli.”

Pat Robertson, Who Gave Christian Conservatives Clout, Is Dead at 93
U.S., June 8

A Baptist minister and a broadcaster, he turned evangelicals into a powerful constituency that helped Republicans capture Congress in 1994. He had earlier run for president.

A ‘Crown Jewel of Comedy’: The Joan Rivers Card Catalog of Jokes Finds a Home
Arts, June 8

Take a look at some of the artifacts from her archive, which includes 65,000 cross-referenced gags and is headed to the National Comedy Center.

Who Are the 4 People Running CNN Now?
Business, June 8

The network will be managed on an interim basis by a group of executives.

Does CNN’s Turmoil Mean There’s No Room on Cable for Independent News?
Business, June 8

Chris Licht’s tenure illuminated how increasingly hard it can be to find success on the divided cable news dial.

The Iron Sheik, Villainous Hall of Fame Wrestler, Is Dead
Arts, June 8

Khosrow Vaziri drew on his Iranian heritage to create a caricature of a Middle Eastern villain and became one of the most memorable heels in wrestling history.

The Paranoid Style in Tucker Carlson’s Home Office
Arts, June 7

The lo-fi “Tucker on Twitter” finds the former prime-time host at the intersection of Fox News and Fox Mulder.

John Beasley, Late-Blooming Actor Known for Playing Sages, Dies at 79
Arts, June 7

A former railroad clerk, he didn’t became a full-time actor until his 40s, but he made up for lost time in films like “Rudy” and TV shows like “Everwood.”

David Zaslav Picked Chris Licht to Revamp CNN. Now What?
Business, June 7

Mr. Zaslav, the head of Warner Bros. Discovery, must find a new leader who shares his vision for the network and can figure out its financial future.

The Stars Are Shooting Again on the Tiber
Movies, June 7

Rome’s fabled Cinecittà movie studios are as full as they’ve ever been, as productions come for the tax incentives, high production values and Italian glamour.

Popcast (Deluxe): Taylor Swift and Matty Healy, Plus ‘The Idol’
Arts, June 7

Breaking down Ice Spice’s new feature on Swift’s “Karma” remix, the explosion in pop music documentaries and more.

‘The Ultimatum: Queer Love’ Is a TV Rarity With Familiar Drama
Arts, June 7

Netflix’s latest dating reality show hit, which wrapped up on Wednesday, broke ground by focusing exclusively on queer and nonbinary couples.

Can HBO’s ‘The Idol’ Bring Back ’80s Sleaze?
Style, June 6

Over-the-top locations and characters bathed in red light recall an all but dead genre that was once a staple of late-night cable: the erotic thriller.

Anna Shay, Star of Netflix’s ‘Bling Empire,’ Dies at 62
Arts, June 6

A Los Angeles socialite and heiress to a defense contractor, she lived most of her life in private before joining a reality show.

For Some, the Only Reason to Watch ‘The Idol’ Is for Blackpink’s Jennie
Style, June 6

Fans of the K-pop group are tuning in to the new HBO series to marvel at the global pop star in her acting debut.

Actors Authorize Potential Strike With Hollywood Writers Still Picketing
Business, June 6

The vote does not guarantee a walkout. The actors and studios will begin negotiations on Wednesday.

‘The Idol’ and Our Backlash Times
Opinion, June 5

In HBO’s series, nostalgic sexism poses as transgression.

Chris Licht of CNN Faces a Crisis. Here’s Why.
Business, June 5

Mr. Licht, the network’s chief executive, said on an internal call on Monday that he would “fight like hell” to win back the trust of the network.

‘The Idol’ Series Premiere Recap: Does it Live Up (or Down) to the Hype?
Arts, June 5

Is this show about a pop star’s liberation or her subjugation? After Sunday night’s premiere, it’s still hard to tell.

Why America Desperately Needed Ted Lasso
Op Ed, June 5

He is a broken human being who has not yet lost faith in the promise of wholeness.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Burden of Proof’ and the Tony Awards
Culture, June 5

A brother investigates his sister’s 1987 disappearance in a new true crime series from HBO, and the 76th Annual Tony Awards air live on CBS.

Could Jeff Zucker Fix CNN? He Seems to Think So.
Sunday Business, June 4

It’s been more than a year since he was forced from the top job at the network. Since then, he has made no secret of his frustrations with his exit — or his low regard for the man who replaced him, Chris Licht.

‘The Idol’ Creators: ‘This Is Not Going to Be for Everybody’
Arts & Leisure, June 3

In an interview, the Weeknd, Sam Levinson and Lily-Rose Depp discussed their controversial new HBO drama. “Running headfirst into that fire is what thrills us all,” Levinson said.

Tim Robinson and the Golden Age of Cringe Comedy
Magazine, June 3

His sketch show, “I Think You Should Leave,” zeroes in on the panic-inducing feelings of living in a society where we can’t agree on the rules.

Padma Lakshmi Is Leaving ‘Top Chef’ After Its 20th Season
Culture, June 2

The host said she wanted to concentrate on her new show, “Taste the Nation,” her writing and “other creative pursuits.”

Patriarchy, Shiv and That Last-Minute ‘Succession’ Decision
Foreign, June 2

Still grappling with the finale of the hit HBO series? An article by a feminist theorist could be surprisingly helpful with understanding the deals that patriarchal systems offer women.

To Watch a Trump Town Hall on Fox Is to Enter an Entirely Different World
Op Ed, June 2

Trump’s Fox News town hall is a reminder of the ferocity of his voters’ support.

‘The View’ Has Narrowed
Op Ed, June 2

Like so much of America, this influential show is less interested in vigorous debate.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, June 2

Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."

Netflix Shareholders Vote to Reject Executive Pay Packages
Business, June 2

The vote, after the union representing striking writers urged opposition, can be overruled by the streaming giant’s board of directors.

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

Our TV critic recommends a mesmerizing art series, a time-looping thriller and a dark Australian comedy.

30 Shows to Watch This Summer
Weekend, June 1

The highlights includes new seasons of “Black Mirror,” “Reservation Dogs,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The Witcher.”

How to Watch the 95th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Live, June 1

Thursday night’s finals come after nearly a week of competition involving 231 spellers from around the United States.

Kim Cattrall Will Make Brief Return on ‘Sex and the City’ Revival
Arts, May 31

The actress, who played Samantha in the original series, had been famously absent from the first season of the reboot, “And Just Like That.”

Danny Masterson Is Convicted of Raping Two Women
Arts, May 31

The case against a star of the sitcom “That ’70s Show” drew widespread attention because of accusations that the Church of Scientology had tried to discourage his accusers.

Ted Lasso, and the Fantasy of Soft Masculinity
Style, May 31

A fan-favorite show wraps up a series in which the mostly male characters became more vulnerable, empathetic and comfortable being themselves with other men.

Popcast (Deluxe): Morgan Wallen, Indie Sleaze and ‘Survivor’
Culture, May 31

Introducing a new weekly video show from the Popcast team that breaks down the essential pop culture story lines of the moment.

Stream These 9 Shows and Movies Before They Leave Netflix in June
Culture, May 31

An eclectic mix of titles are leaving the service for U.S. subscribers by the end of the month. Catch them before they’re gone.

‘Ted Lasso’ Taught Phil Dunster How to Play Nice
Culture, May 31

The charismatic English actor, who stars as the cocksure footballer Jamie Tartt, had to trust the writers to transform him from villain to hero.

How to Be a Star by Not Giving Your All
Arts & Leisure, May 31

She’s known for playing offbeat characters in “Russian Doll,” “High Maintenance” and “Girls,” but Greta Lee is winning raves for her restrained performance in “Past Lives.” It almost didn’t happen.

‘Ted Lasso’ Finale Recap: Family
Culture, May 31

In an episode that felt very much like a series conclusion, Ted does what he has to do, Richmond plays for a title, and Rebecca finds what she has been waiting for.

And the Winners Are … ‘Succession’ Fans Who Correctly Chose the New C.E.O.
Styles, May 30

Viewers placed friendly bets on who they thought would take control of Waystar Royco. Some jackpots went up to $1,000.

‘Succession’ Finale Drew 2.9 Million Viewers Sunday, a Series High
Culture, May 30

The acclaimed HBO drama ended on a high note, with its largest audience for a season closer.

‘Succession’: Jeremy Strong on Kendall’s ‘Catastrophic’ Ending
Culture, May 30

Strong reflected on Kendall Roy’s place in his life and in the culture. “Kendall is seen as a try-hard,” he said. “I guess that’s become something to judge or deride.”

‘Succession’ Clears the Air: Here’s What to Read
Culture, May 29

Still sorting through the finale? Here’s a broad range of hard and soft takes to help you out.

Laying ‘Succession’ to Rest: Pain Sponges, Heels of Bread and Eldest Boys
Op Ed, May 29

As HBO’s hit series comes to a close, was everything foretold in Episode 1?

In ‘Succession,’ Tom and Greg Were Never Playing the Long Game
Arts & Leisure, May 29

In a joint interview Monday morning, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun reflected on their characters’ bond and their big finale slap fight. “It was real,” Macfadyen said.

Miss ‘Succession’ Already? Here’s What to Watch Next
Culture, May 29

Now that the Roys have shuffled offstage, where can bereft fans turn for their regular dose of acid insults and privileged misery? We have a few ideas.

‘Succession’ Nailed the Unreal Way We Live Now
Op Ed, May 29

The show captured the terrifying, mesmerizing interplay between fact and fiction and turned it into great television.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Idol’ and ‘Dave’
Culture, May 29

HBO premieres its new series from the creator of “Euphoria,” and the show starring Lil Dicky wraps up.

Bill Wambsganss Was Many Things. But He Wasn’t a ‘Succession’ Spoiler.
Sports, May 29

In the HBO series finale, Tom Wambsgans beat out three competitors at once, just like the Cleveland second baseman who turned the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.

‘Succession’ Series Finale Recap: The Dotted Line
Culture, May 29

Who won? Who lost? Who was left staring off into the sea?

Sarah Goldberg on the ‘Barry’ Finale and Bad Decisions
Culture, May 29

‘It was definitely a comedy when we started,” the actress said. But in the end, it “was a morality tale” about the choices that make us who we are.

In the ‘Barry’ Finale, Hollywood Gets Away with Murder
Culture, May 29

Bill Hader’s dark comedy made the culture of violence and the culture of showbiz into collaborators.

‘Succession’ Is Over. Why Did We Care?
Culture, May 29

For five years, the series and the question of who would end up in charge captivated a chatty swath of the TV audience. But did anyone really win in the end?

George Maharis, TV Heartthrob of ‘Route 66,’ Is Dead at 94
Obits, May 28

He appeared in Off Broadway roles before starring on CBS as one of two young men who find adventure crossing the country in a Corvette convertible.

‘Succession’ llega a su final y tenemos 5 preguntas
En español, May 28

¿Saldrá victorioso algún Roy? ¿Se cancela el “Shivorcio”? ¿Y qué pasará con la democracia estadounidense? A continuación, algunas tramas que esperamos ver resueltas.

‘Stealth Wealth’ and Bare Feet: How Power Dresses on ‘Succession’
Styles, May 28

The show’s costume designer, Michelle Matland, explained why she always starts “at the bottom.”

Netflix Starts to Crack Down on Password Sharing
Business, May 27

The streaming company had said it was looking for ways to increase revenue. And one way was to make more people pay for the service.

What Would Happen if a Robot Tried to Write ‘Law & Order’?
Op Ed, May 27

Some Hollywood producers dream of a future in which chatbots do the writing. Be careful what you wish for.

Missteps and Miscalculations: Inside Fox’s Legal and Business Debacle
Business, May 27

Fox’s handling of the defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems, which settled for $787.5 million, left many unanswered questions.

Lexi Underwood Can Relate to ‘BoJack Horseman’
Arts & Leisure, May 27

The “Cruel Summer” actor explains why Frank Ocean, ramen and “MJ: The Musical” are among her favorite things.

Why TV Finales Matter (And Why They Are So Hard to Get Right)
Op Ed, May 26

There’s a reason great TV endings are often the most elusive endings of all.

Ed Ames, Singing Star Who Became a Familiar Face on TV, Dies at 95
Obits, May 26

After more than a decade of hit records with his brothers, he found success as a solo performer and a star of the series “Daniel Boone.”

Five Stand-Up Specials for the Long Holiday Weekend
Culture, May 26

Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Lewis Black, Zarna Garg and Greg Warren each deliver very funny hours worth your time.

How Well Do You Know ‘Succession’?
Interactive, May 26

This is not a personality quiz.

‘Succession’: 5 Questions We Have Heading Into the Finale
Culture, May 26

Will a Roy sibling emerge victorious? Is the Shivorce off? And what about American democracy? Here are some plot lines we are hoping to see resolved.

In ‘Succession,’ the Very Rich Are Very, Very Different
Culture, May 26

The HBO drama, which ends on Sunday, updates past rich-people soaps like “Dallas.” But unlike those series, it argues that the problems of the hyper-wealthy inevitably become ours too.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, May 26

Our TV critic recommends a beautiful finale (that isn’t “Succession” or “Barry”), a charming comedy and a lush dinosaur docu-series.

‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Fade Out
Culture, May 26

A new leader is anointed. Decades later, the Yellowjackets still aren’t free of the consequences.

Predawn Picket Lines Help Writers Disrupt Studio Productions
Business, May 26

Workers from other unions have shown solidarity with the strikers, catching entertainment companies off guard.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Kendall Roy’s Assistant?
Styles, May 26

In “Succession,” Jess quits, and Kerry was in tears. What is it actually like to be an assistant to the ultra wealthy?

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, May 26

A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including the live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid."

DeSantis’s Twitter Event Falls Short of the Reach of Past Livestreams
Business, May 25

The Republican presidential candidate’s announcement on Twitter had a high of about 300,000 concurrent listeners and a total of 3.4 million listeners as of Thursday.

‘Being Mary Tyler Moore’ Review: A Tip of the Hat to the Tossed Hat
Weekend, May 25

This charming documentary aims to peek under the smile of a groundbreaking television star.

‘Succession’ acabó con uno de los grandes mitos estadounidenses
En español, May 25

En teoría, Estados Unidos adora a los luchadores, a las personas que empiezan con poco y con trabajo consiguen el éxito. En la práctica, es distinto.

How Sexist Is Hollywood? Check Out Geena Davis’s Spreadsheet
Business, May 25

When it comes to quantifying bias in popular entertainment, the Academy Award winner’s in a league of her own.

The ‘Succession’ Soundtrack Is Fit for a Concert Hall
Weekend, May 25

Nicholas Britell’s score for the HBO series, which concludes on Sunday, has developed, episode by episode, into a classic theme-and-variations work.

Is ‘The Idol’ as Sleazy as HBO Says?
Culture, May 24

At Cannes, the sex-filled show is drawing plenty of controversy. That just means “we’re about to have the biggest show of the summer,” Sam Levinson says.

Rolf Harris, Disgraced British Entertainer, Dies at 93
Obits, May 24

His career as a musician and a painter over six decades ended abruptly when he was convicted of sexually abusing teenage girls.

The High-Risk Feat of Bringing ‘American Born Chinese’ to TV
Magazine, May 24

For years, Gene Luen Yang was convinced a single character in his groundbreaking graphic novel would doom any attempt at an adaptation. What changed?

‘Ted Lasso,’ Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: Home
Culture, May 24

Jamie, Nate and Ted find their paths forward.

In ‘Taste the Nation’, Padma Lakshmi’s Focus Is on the Food
Styles, May 24

The host of “Taste the Nation” talks about the do-it-yourself nature of shooting her show.

Ray Stevenson, Actor in ‘Thor’ and ‘Rome,’ Is Dead at 58
Obits, May 23

His wide-ranging roles included fantasy characters, a knight, a Roman soldier and a Punisher.

‘American Born Chinese’ Review: We’re All Walt’s Children
Culture, May 23

Disney’s adaptation of this groundbreaking graphic novel finds the teenage action drama that lurked inside the deconstruction of immigrant identity.

How America’s Playwrights Saved the Tony Awards
Culture, May 23

The screenwriters’ strike threatened next month’s broadcast, a key marketing moment for the fragile theater industry. That’s when leading dramatists sprang into action.

When TV Becomes a Window Into Women’s Rage
Culture, May 22

Over the last few years, TV has offered portraits of female rage that are striking within a culture that still prefers women to carry their anger calmly and silently.

In Its Final Season, ‘Happy Valley’ Grapples With Healing
Arts & Leisure, May 22

The BAFTA-winning crime drama returns with its characters seven years older and continuing to confront generational trauma and grief.

NBCUniversal’s New Leader, a Hollywood Outsider, Steps Into the Spotlight
Business, May 22

Mike Cavanagh, a veteran of the financial crisis, has just been given a leading part in the unending drama of Hollywood.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Succession’ Finale and Starry Rom-Coms
Culture, May 22

The HBO hit wraps up its series run, and Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” airs.

‘Succession’ Style, Episode 9: The Funeral
Styles, May 22

Marcia looks “chic” for the funeral, and Matsson follows decorum for once, but the wives and mistresses steal the show.

‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 9 Recap: Dearly Departed
Culture, May 22

This week, Logan Roy’s family and associates gather for his funeral, pausing all grudges so they can pay conflicted respects to the man.

How ‘Succession’ Busts One of America’s Most Cherished Myths
Op Ed, May 20

It’s fine to have money and power, as long as you don’t admit how much you want them.

What the Writers’ Strike Means for the Future of Hollywood
Op Ed, May 20

How will the conflict change the entertainment landscape?

In ‘Platonic,’ the Sex Part Doesn’t Get in the Way. No, Really.
Arts & Leisure, May 20

The new Apple TV+ comedy, starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, proposes an atypical answer to the question of the “When Harry Met Sally” conundrum.

‘Happy Valley’ Review: The End of the Hero’s Journey
Culture, May 19

Sarah Lancashire returns in the long-delayed final season of one of the best, and most human, crime dramas on TV.

Why ‘Succession’ Is a Work of Fantasy
Op Ed, May 19

It imagines a world where elites dictate events.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, May 19

Our TV critic recommends a documentary about the Hillsong megachurch and a top-shelf drama that never got its due.

‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: The Wilderness Gets Choosy
Culture, May 19

The Yellowjackets are outsourcing a lot of their decisions to “the wilderness” lately. Too bad for its latest victim.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, May 19

A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including "Master Gardener."

With ‘Primo,’ Shea Serrano Points His Gleeful Pen Homeward
Weekend, May 18

For his first TV series, the best-selling sports and pop culture writer joined with Michael Schur to tell a story based on his adolescence in San Antonio.

Two Television Showrunners on ‘Creative Short Circuits’
Business, May 17

Soo Hugh (“Pachinko”) and Damon Lindelof (“Lost,” “Mrs. Davis”) discuss learning from their staffs, wanting to hear “no” and navigating the writers’ strike.

That’s the Funny Thing About Grief
Arts & Leisure, May 17

A new generation of stand-ups is mining the heartbreaking loss of a loved one for ambitious shows. How did we get here?

‘Ted Lasso,’ Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: The Rich Are Different
Culture, May 17

How quickly can a story line end? Very quickly.

Bill Saluga, a Memorable Comedic Wiseguy, Is Dead at 85
Obits, May 16

He played many characters in his career, but he was best known by far for the one who said, “You doesn’t have to call me Johnson.”

Without Tucker Carlson, Far Right Loses a Foothold in the Mainstream
Politics, May 16

For years, Mr. Carlson used his Fox News show to bring right-wing ideas into Americans’ living rooms. Playing the same role in his next chapter will be much harder.

On ‘Succession,’ if You’re Eating, You’re Losing
Dining, May 16

When it comes to the high-powered Roy dynasty, food is for the weak and striving.

Striking Hollywood Writers Disrupt TV’s Major Ad Event
Business, May 15

Dozens of protesters greeted marketers as they entered the first major event of the upfronts, an annual showcase for advertisers in which media companies stage lavish gatherings to promote their lineups.

At the Real Embassy, Netflix’s ‘Diplomat’ Draws a Diplomatic Response
Foreign, May 15

America’s ambassador to Britain says several top officials have called her to discuss the hit show, implausibilities and all. Now she’s meeting with Keri Russell, who plays her role.

¿Reina de quién? Netflix y Egipto se enfrentan debido a una Cleopatra africana
En español, May 15

Los egipcios dicen que la plataforma está arrastrando a una reina de la antigüedad a un debate moderno y occidental —sobre la representación en Hollywood— en el que ella no tiene nada qué ver

Alan Ruck Is Ready to Leave the Roy Family
Culture, May 15

As “Succession” nears its end, the veteran actor is looking forward to closing the book on Connor Roy.

In ‘Succession,’ Democracy Goes Up in Smoke
Culture, May 15

On Sunday night, the Roys pondered whether to sell out democracy in exchange for their father’s kingdom. In the real world, the going rate is usually cheaper.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Ghosts of Beirut’ and ‘The Secrets of Hillsong’
Culture, May 15

A spy drama based on a decades-long manhunt comes to Showtime, and a new FX documentary brings back former Hillsong pastors to reflect on the church’s scandal.

‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: The Will of Some People
Culture, May 15

It’s election night in America. Stay away from the bodega sushi.

Voy a arruinar tu serie de tele favorita
En español, May 14

No te preocupes si ves un “spoiler” de “Succession”. Las investigaciones indican que seguirás disfrutándola.

The Week in Business: Trump on TV
Sunday Business, May 14

Inflation continues to slow. Elon Musk says he’s found a new C.E.O. for Twitter. And there will be a pair of Senate hearings on the banking crisis.

‘The Diplomat’ vs. Reality
N Y T Now, May 14

A popular show on Netflix is about the glamorous job of a U.S. ambassador. But is it realistic?

Trump’s Lesson for the Media and Ron DeSantis
Op Ed, May 13

What two groups — network producers and executives as well as rival Republican presidential candidates — can take away from the CNN town hall.

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About the Trump Town Hall
Op Ed, May 13

Are our ideas of journalism so degraded that providing airtime to a candidate is tantamount to an endorsement?

Samantha Irby Knows How to Trick You Into Thinking She’s Cool
Arts & Leisure, May 13

The author of the new book “Quietly Hostile” is a fan of listening to Paul Mooney records, rereading “Gone Girl” and watching guys arguing about sports.

How Liverpool Put on a Song Contest for Ukraine
Culture, May 12

This year’s event would be “Ukraine’s party,” a broadcasting official said. It just happens to be taking place in Britain.

‘Yellowjackets’ Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: Punch-Drunk
Culture, May 12

The show is back to having some fun, which was sorely needed after last week’s trauma fest.

What’s the Deal With Adulthood? 25 Years Later, ‘Seinfeld’ Feels Revelatory.
Culture, May 12

The show about nothing ended in May 1998. But in an era when priorities are being re-evaluated, the sitcom has taken on new relevance.

How Chris Messina Forced Matt Damon to Up His Game in ‘Air’
Culture, May 12

The “actor’s actor” ad-libbed so many funny threats that the movie star couldn’t keep a straight face and resorted to improvisation to keep up.

Elon Musk Appoints Linda Yaccarino Twitter’s New Chief
Business, May 12

Mr. Musk said Ms. Yaccarino would focus on business operations and he would work on product design and technology at the social media platform.

How the Last Writers’ Strike Changed Things Onscreen
Business, May 12

The impact included promising shows that lost their audiences, films rushed into production with flimsy scripts and turbocharging reality programming.

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, May 12

A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story."

Here’s What to Know About ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’
Culture, May 11

The show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, and a few historians spoke about the facts, fantasy and controversy surrounding Netflix’s new prequel series to “Bridgerton.”

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

Our TV critic recommends the most recent season of “Documentary Now!” and the American version of “The Great British Baking Show.” (It’s actually good!)

When ‘Homicide’ Hit Its Stride
Culture, May 11

The influential crime drama debuted 30 years ago. Here, the creators and stars reflect on its legacy and on an early episode that served notice that it was a different sort of cop show.

Striking Writers Find Their Villain: Netflix
Business, May 11

Fear of protests prompted the streaming giant to shift an anticipated presentation for advertisers to a virtual event and a top executive to skip an honorary gala.

N.F.L. Reveals Broadcast Ambitions With 2023 Schedule
Sports, May 11

Aaron Rodgers and the Jets will play the Miami Dolphins in a Black Friday game that will air on Amazon, as pro football continues its expansion of the regular-season lineup.

How MTV Broke News for a Generation
Express, May 11

MTV News bridged a gap between news and pop culture without talking down to its young audience. As it prepares to shut down, Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren, Sway Calloway and others reflect on its legacy.

CNN Chairman Defends Decision to Host Trump Town Hall
Business, May 11

“People woke up, and they know what the stakes are in this election in a way that they didn’t the day before,” Chris Licht said in a morning call at the network.

Kaitlan Collins, in a White Suit, Takes on Trump
Styles, May 11

Amid a night of verbal parrying, the CNN host made another statement.

‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie’ Review: Hiding in Plain Sight
Weekend, May 11

The “Back to the Future” star time-travels through his career in this documentary, charting his experiences learning to live with Parkinson’s disease.

Your Monday Evening Briefing
N Y T Now, April 24

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

After Going Gray, a News Anchor Found Herself the Focus of the Story
Foreign, February 16

Lisa LaFlamme was dismissed after a decades-long TV career, not long after she stopped dyeing her hair, setting off debates across Canada about sexism, ageism and going gray.

Why Moviegoers Are Now Staying Home
Letters, December 15

Readers discuss several reasons for the decline of moviegoing. Also: Elon Musk and Twitter; women’s health care; chatbot pitfalls.

Your Tuesday Briefing: Indonesia’s Deadly Earthquake
N Y T Now, November 21

Plus Iranian players protest at the World Cup and “Neighbours” will start filming again.

New Foundation
Podcasts, November 15

Being back in the workplace only really matters “if the amount of care and caring that became the No. 1 conversation in March of 2020 carries through,” J Wortham, a co-host of “Still Processing,” says.