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Tales From the Arts World: Women Who Bully Women

A woman joins a group of writers of a TV show. The woman who recruited her then tries to destroy her.

Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

Artists should start forgiving themselves -- and each other -- for wanting to pay their bills.

How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History

Meet the first black couple to both be nominated for Emmys in the same year.

Offred Won’t Save You: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was Never About That

Viewers and critics want Offred to be a freedom fighter, serving neither the character nor the plot.

Deep In Vogue: Ryan Murphy’s Groundbreaking, Retro ‘Pose’

A powerful reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has traversed since the late 1980s.

Hannah Gadsby Just Killed Comedy As We Know It

First she shows how her jokes work. Then you're left appalled at why you laughed in the first place.
Westworld

‘Westworld’ Mesmerizes — and Makes No Effen Sense

HBO's metaphor for the abuses of power may be abusing its power over viewers.

Barr None: Crotch-Grabbing Comic Sabotages Stupid Sitcom

Next time, ABC, if you don't want to put the "big" back into bigotry, don't green-light a bigot.

My Lunch Also Rises: NBC’s Nauseating Vision of High School Theater

"Rise" twists itself in knots to position Mr. Mazzu as a hero. In fact, he's a giant ass.

Why Hate ‘Roseanne’ When You Can Fall for ‘Barry’?

Hit-man by day, acting student by night -- and distinctly apolitical.

On TV, It’s Raining Men: An Alienist and a Versace

Two recent shows were grim and stomach-turning. Why am I bored and ambivalent?

Crystal-Gazing Arts-Politics: What Do Psychics See for 2018?

"Trump will be ousted from office by a woman with a brilliant man taking over." And other juicy bits.

The “Black Gown” Golden Globes Inspired Only the Stars Wearing Them

Spare us the delusional white liberal feminist who takes a woman of colour to the Golden Globes red carpet like a Swarovski clutch.

No, Claire Berlinski: #MeToo Isn’t Going Too Far

Not when there are restaurant rape rooms and Louis C.K. is just fine.

All Hail “The Crown” (and the Queen)

Peter Morgan's Netflix series offers catharsis for uneasy times.

How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

8 Situations When You May Show Coworkers Your Penis

Navigating a post-#MeToo workplace can be confusing. Fortunately, the CFR is here to help.

Challenging Theater to Treat Children as Intelligent Beings

I used to roll my eyes at theme park shows. Then I saw the merit is in their theatricality.
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