A recent spate of TV shows set in Missouri show the state as a cultural imaginary on the fault line of US political debate
Landing only months before the US midterm elections, it’s impossible not to understand the show foremost in the context of the Trumps and Kushners
Author George Pendle on his biography of Jack Parsons, the scientist, mysticist and follower of Aleister Crowley, now dramatized on CBS
Jörg Heiser on memes, memory and Errol Morris's Wormwood
This new docu-series on a cult established in Oregon in the 1980s is a timely exercise in tolerance and a fascinating insight into extremism
From Better Things to Motherhood and SMILF: Michelle Orange charts the turn towards nuanced representations of women in
US true crime series Unsolved takes two formative pop cultural events to explore their concealed human stories and systemic narratives
The new television series invokes violence and fear as defining forces of civilization, just like the Kenneth Clark original
From The X-Files to The Orville to Black Mirror: what role does sci-fi play in our age of fake news?
Transcending the sentimental falsehood that makes nostalgia problematic, on David Simon’s 1970s New York drama
On the Marxist-inspired children's films of Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki, screened for the first time in more than 40 years
Should Trump have won an Emmy?