In American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the Collective Is Greater Than the Self

The great promise of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the latest installment in Ryan Murphy’s entertainment multiverse, is that by the fifth episode of this season, there will be a twist unlike anything they’ve ever done. It’s a lofty proposition for a show that takes risks with every season, not all of which pay…

Ryan Murphy's Camp Responds to Claims That He Doesn't Want the Pose Cast Doing Press About Trans Issues

Variety published a roundtable on Tuesday featuring six prominent trans actors in conversation. Their discussion was fruitful and full of insight into matters of representation, discrimination, and opportunity. But an editor’s note explaining why the roundtable did not include actors from the cast of Pose left some …

More Evidence That 2017 Will Suck: No New Atlanta Episodes This Year

Donald Glover’s Golden Globe-winning Atlanta, for my money, was the funniest and driest comedy on TV in 2016. It had heart, it probed into its characters’ interiors with uncommon insight, it sprinkled about surreal touches. (“It’s free chicken sandwich day.”) Most of its 10 episodes clocked in around 22 minutes, which…

Last Night's Atlanta Went for Dark Humor With a Cereal Commercial About Police Brutality

Tuesday night’s Atlanta took a trip into the wonderful world of surreality with an episode-long parody of BET, done via the fictional “Black American Network.” As the show went about deconstructing stereotypes and hypocrisies, complete with a ridiculous news debate show and fake commercials aimed at black viewers, it…