Author Archives: Telly Davidson

The New Republic’s Super Buzzy, Lefty Upgrade

103-year-old magazine today is a repudiation of its stuffy, neo-liberal past.

Calif. Legislator Gets Death Threats for Stopping Single-Payer

Left wing of party comes out swinging as ‘Resistance’ delivered blow.

Boomer and Silent-Gen Fathers Sometimes Fell Short

Father’s Day not a celebration for everyone

Twin Peaks and the Rise of ‘Peak TV’

Perhaps no other regularly scheduled show in TV history which ran for as few episodes or for as short a time would have as much of an influence on American pop culture.

How Roger Ailes Remade Our Reality

He identified a market that wasn’t being served—indeed, one that was being almost aggressively ignored—and catered to its every want.

Psychoanalyzing the President

Trump is hardly the first to face speculations of mental illness.

The First Reality-Show Presidency

It began a quarter-century ago.