Tag: Television

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.

Public Picks 2021

Each May we send our readers into summer with a curated list of the titles that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us most over the past year (or so).

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.

A Tale of Two Valleys

To understand Silicon Valley, first examine the stories it tells about itself; just like, to understand the Victorian age, first read writers like Dickens and Dreiser.