Television

Armando Iannucci, Veep, 2012 - 9. Courtesy: Colleen Hayes and HBO

In its final season, ‘Veep’ satirizes the heartless ambition driving US politics

By Andrew Durbin

Twenty years since the original series, there is still much to be done in confronting regressive prejudices against the LGBTQ+ community

By Sean Burns

Twenty years on from the devastating shooting, can its cultural legacy in film and television reframe our present moment?

By Ian Bourland

The television show – the director’s first – is a sequel to his 1997 film of California queer disillusion, Nowhere

By Andrew Durbin
Gretchen Bender, People in Pain (detail), 1988 / 2014, ninety titles, silkscreen on paint and heat set vinyl, neon, transformers. Courtesy: © The Gretchen Bender Estate and Red Bull Arts New York; photograph: Lance Brewer

Once labelled a ‘TV terrorist’, the video artist returns with her first posthumous retrospective at Red Bull Arts New York

By Masha Tupitsyn

A 1979 televisual essay by the cultural theorist offers insight into black politics and representational struggle in the British media

By Rianna Jade Parker
Mike, 1980, black and white photograph. Courtesy: the artist and Greene Naftali, New York; photograph: General Idea

‘It embodies the qualities of enthusiasm, enquiry and toe-curling earnestness that art can’t exist without’

By Dan Fox

For all the camp and capering, Eddie and Patsy’s antics also have a plaintive, even existential tinge

By Matthew McLean

A recent spate of TV shows set in Missouri show the state as a cultural imaginary on the fault line of US political debate

By Ian Bourland

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 of the world

By Ian Bourland

Author George Pendle on his biography of Jack Parsons, the scientist, mysticist and follower of Aleister Crowley, now dramatized on CBS

By Dan Fox

Jörg Heiser on memes, memory and Errol Morris's Wormwood

By Jörg Heiser