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'The Dropout,' Starring Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes, Triumphs Where Other 'Based on a True Story' Shows Have Failed: TV Review

'The Dropout,' Starring Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes, Triumphs Where Other 'Based on a True Story' Shows Have Failed: TV Review

“The Dropout” knows what it has in Elizabeth Holmes, the real-life enigma who managed to con the biggest power players in Silicon Valley and beyond that she, and she alone, was the future of technology in health care. With her wide-set eyes and impossibly husky voice, Holmes emerged from the pack of bland bros in Patagonia vests as the kind of uniquely, perversely compelling figure that Hollywood has never been able to resist for long. So as with any “stranger than fiction” story in recent memory, it was only a matter of time before someone adapted Holmes’ story to the screen; there’s...

Feb 25
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How David Attenborough Became Nature's Voice of Reason (Column)

How David Attenborough Became Nature's Voice of Reason (Column)

There’s little in this world more soothing than turning on a nature documentary and hearing ’s calm, steady voice. Even as a disembodied narrator, the 94-year-old presenter has become such a ubiquitous presence that watching any nature doc without him feels strange, as if trying to put on a shoe before realizing it’s on the wrong foot. This month, in fact, Attenborough’s voice anchors two separate productions: Apple TV Plus’ documentary “” (out April 16) and Netflix’s “” (out April 22). In both, he proves why he has become the go-to authority on the natural world as he highlights wonder and...

April 18, 2021
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The Extraordinary Power of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram Live

The Extraordinary Power of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram Live

Whether speaking about the the Capitol attack, her own trauma as a sexual assault survivor, or the basics of policy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses Instagram Live like no other.There’s an incredible, immediate intimacy in opening your phone, seeing that someone is live on Instagram, and clicking over to see their face staring straight into yours. Even as the comments and emoji reactions scroll by at a frantic pace, joining these videos can seem like an intrusion — as if you didn’t mean to call someone but now that you have, you might as well stick around and see what they have to say.On...

February 2, 2021
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'SNL' Needs to Ditch Celebrity Cameos and Let Its Cast Tackle Politicians (Column)

'SNL' Needs to Ditch Celebrity Cameos and Let Its Cast Tackle Politicians (Column)

Even before Lorne Michaels announced who would be playing Joe Biden on this season of “,” there was no doubt that it would be a celebrity rather than one of the show’s castmember. While Kate McKinnon’s ably taken on impressions of politicians from Hillary Clinton to Jeff Sessions, and Beck Bennett’s stepped up to play a befuddled Mike Pence, the vast majority of political impressions in recent “” memory have gone to a celebrity or “SNL” alum. Ever since the show tapped Tina Fey to play her uncanny valley doppelgänger Sarah Palin for the 2008 election, “SNL” has gotten the most mileage from...

October 2, 2020
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Oscars' Corporate 'Feminism' Isn't Empowering — It's Condescending (Column)

Oscars' Corporate 'Feminism' Isn't Empowering — It's Condescending (Column)

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February 11, 2020
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