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The Clinton Ghost Still Haunting the Democrats

As FX revisits the impeachment, it's worth remembering just how much it foreshadowed the politics of today.
Telly Davidson August 27, 2019

The Perils and Pleasures of Pauline Kael

Today marks the 100th birthday of one of our most influential film critics---whose wit and independence is becoming a lost art.
Telly Davidson June 19, 2019

Being a Black, Gay Conservative in a Polarized World

Ashton Theodore-Randle checks all the diversity boxes. But are they all the wrong ones for the GOP?
Telly Davidson April 25, 2019

How Michael Jackson Became the Thriller Monster

A new documentary forces us to look at this broken Peter Pan and wonder how we can ever hear him the same way again.
Telly Davidson March 12, 2019

The Oscars Stop Bashing Trump and Start Leading by Example

It was a diverse set of winners on Sunday night, even if it still attracted the ire of the woke.
Telly Davidson February 26, 2019

Pulp Rules: How Sundance Made Indie Movies Mainstream

Two years, 1989 and 1994, sparked a movement that has been all but absorbed by Hollywood today.
Telly Davidson January 31, 2019

A Vice President With Few Virtues

A tough new Dick Cheney biopic is triggering some conservatives. Have they learned nothing?
Telly Davidson December 18, 2018

Saying Goodbye to the Preachy #Resistance Sitcom

Murphy Brown was supposed to be a woke reboot. It ended up feeling long in the tooth.
Telly Davidson December 10, 2018