TV

Editor: Sarah Kessler

Past Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade

Nuclear Noir

At its core, noir is a feeling: realizing one’s own helplessness, when faced with the vast networks of power that control everyday life.

Meritocracy Is a Dystopia

Netflix Brazil’s 3% presents a desperate future city that nevertheless proclaims its citizens all have an equal shot at success. Sound familiar?

No Escape

What if comfort TV brought no comfort? Even the most innocuous shows can transform into horror, when the monster of racism bursts onto the scene.

Wrongworld

Even with its ambitious and compelling premise of robot revolution, HBO’s Westworld lacks the imagination to follow the story to its logical outcomes.

Democracy, More or Less

What future does democracy have? What future should it have? And, moreover, can the problems of democracy be solved within the framework of democratic politics?