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Inexplicable Verité: The Lessons of Trump’s Unknown First TV Project

by Hugh Taylor | May 3, 2022 | Television

Is it still acceptable to be fixated on Donald Trump’s iron grip on millions of Americans? While most people seem to have moved on, I’d argue that getting to a true understanding of his appeal is still of vital interest. Indeed, people’s lives may depend on it. Election officials continue to receive death threats for […]

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Demonic Glamour: On The Assassination Of Gianni Versace

by Cyrus Cassells | Dec 12, 2018 | Culture, Television

Rather than offering standard gore and merely giving us the willies, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Ryan Murphy’s second installment of American Crime Story on the FX channel (now available on Amazon Prime Video and ITunes), is one of the rare serial killer dramas genuinely interested in sexual mores, complex character, spiky history, and salient […]

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The Handmaid's Tale

New Handmaid’s Tale Season Is At Once Darker and Closer to Reality

by Cyrus Cassells | Nov 19, 2018 | Culture, Television

I’ve finally caught up with Hulu’s spectacular The Handmaid’s Tale, just in time for its unsettling second season. What seemed far-fetched in 1985, when Margaret Atwood’s knife-keen, dystopian novel first appeared, has now become all too feasible, what with Trump’s rise and the Right’s increasingly brazen tangos with fundamentalism and white supremacy. It’s easy to […]

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