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LONDON—The first protestors began assembling on Portland Place, just outside the BBC’s London headquarters, on Friday morning. They carried signs. “FEED HIM TO THE CORGIS,” said one. “TANGERINE ...

Emmy Nominations 2018: Netflix Takes Over
For the last 17 years, HBO has received more Emmy nominations annually than any other network, cable provider, or streaming service. That streak ended on Thursday, when the ...

A Maddening Season Finale for <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em>
This article contains spoilers through the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Watching the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale over the last three months hasn’t been an ...

The Twisted, Enthralling Rot of<em> Sharp Objects</em>
The eeriest part of watching Sharp Objects is when you begin noticing all the things that shouldn’t be there. Maybe it’s a little girl dressed in white, sitting ...

<em>A Very English Scandal</em> Revisits an Affair That’s Stranger Than Fiction<em> </em>
As the title suggests, A Very English Scandal is riddled with symptoms and symbols of the British Establishment. The three-part miniseries has dogs. It has monocle-sporting aristocrats and ...

The Working Women of <em>GLOW</em>
Midway through the second season of GLOW, Ruth (Alison Brie) goes for what she thinks is a working dinner with the head of a cable network. The meeting ...

<em>Nanette</em> Is a Radical, Transformative Work of Comedy
The most radical thing Hannah Gadsby does in Nanette is simple: She stops being funny. It’s about 35 minutes into her 70-minute comedy show, filmed live at the ...

What Is <em>The Staircase</em> Trying to Do?
This article contains spoilers through all 13 episodes of Netflix’s The Staircase. Watching The Staircase in 2018 can feel odd, because audiences have become so habituated to true-crime ...

Gilead in America
This article contains spoilers through the 10th episode of Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. The aura of timeliness that hovers around The Handmaid’s Tale has, for the ...

The Glorious, Bizarre History of Soccer and Fashion
Robbie Williams’s performance at the opening ceremony for the 2018 World Cup was a lot of things, but first and foremost it was fitting. In Moscow, Williams—the 44-year-old ...