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Today on TAP: Deaths of despair in Frank Capra’s—and our—America Read more


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And it’s doing so by leveraging its market power in extreme, perhaps illegal ways. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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‘The Sound of Music’ and hundreds of Fox films are out; a propaganda map used by the Chinese Communist Party is in. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The company known for Mickey Mouse is now a sprawling conglomerate in entertainment and beyond, and that’s a big problem. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’ director Karim Amer discusses how stolen personal data are manipulated to advance demagoguery and disinformation. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The story of Katharine Gun, a whistle-blower who exposed NSA spying in the lead-up to the Iraq War, gets the Hollywood treatment. Read more

America and the World


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“People, they need to believe. And nowadays, they’ll believe anything.” Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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But this time around, the Justice Department isn't interested in challenging antitrust violations.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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After viewing the 1980 film, a cross section of women recognized the persistent sexism—but noted a host of newer problems a remake would have to address. Read more

Economic Policy


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Now largely owned by private equity firms, the big talent agencies have turned to producing films and shows—both representing and employing writers. That, say the writers, doesn’t work. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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After Breitbart, Brexit, and Trump, next up: smashing the European Union. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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TAP Goes to the Oscars: The Florida Project is a film about life as a poor kid. It doesn’t erase the innocence of childhood—or the harshness of poverty. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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TAP Goes to the Oscars: Sidestepping history, Dunkirk and Darkest Hour are custom-made for Brexit-era Britain. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In his latest film, the legendary documentarian journeys through the splendors of the New York Public Library and deconstructs the meaning of books, reading, and learning in the age of Trump. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

America’s foremost documentary filmmakers lift the curtain on the country’s psychic wounds in this stunning new history of our most divisive conflict since the Civil War. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same.  Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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Everyone looked at Hedy Lamarr; no one saw a tech genius. After all, she was beautiful. A new film tells her story. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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New film captures playwright’s iconic family drama about race, community, and baseball Read more

Books, Arts and Culture