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'Weiner'

'Weiner' sets out to film Anthony Weiner’s unlikely political comeback, as he sought to put the disgrace behind him with a run for mayor of New York in 2013.

The Irony of Celebrity Populism

Donald Trump has played on the fragility of our media system, which can’t get enough of him, and on a pervasive pain among those cast aside by our economy.

Letter from Rome

How media shunned Eastern Orthodox leaders visiting refugees with the pope; Which title Francis prefers; Why U.S. bishops fired Catholic News Service editor-in-chief

Letter from Rome

How and why Bernie Sanders was invited to the Vatican; Cardinal Burke's backlash and the pope's "bodies"; the important difference between "the Synod" and "synods."

Comedian & Crusader

Barry Crimmins is a funny, frightening man. His humor is so sharp it feels almost dangerous to laugh. There’s no telling when it could turn, or in what direction.

'Horace and Pete'

Everything about "Horace and Pete"—its seriocomic ambivalence, performance aesthetic, production values—seems calculated to knock viewers out of their comfort zone.

Those Tiaras! Those Gowns!

"Downton Abbey" has been vivid, suspenseful, and often funny, but it has always remained a soap opera with pretentions, a show obsessed with the passage of time.
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, papal spokesman and retired Director General of Vatican Radio

Letter from Rome

Word is Pope Francis will visit Turkey a second time; Jesuit-run Vatican Radio is merging with non-Jesuit CTV; First events for Jubilee Year were not "jubilant."

Letters | Universal salvation, ‘Spotlight’

Readers weight in on the debate started by Albert B. Hakim on universal salvation and damnation for the unjust, and fact-check our review of 'Spotlight.'

'Once in a Great City'

What fascinates Maraniss about Detroit more than its ruin is how central its story is to the broader course of U.S. history—Motown, the local Mob, the auto industry.

'Go Set a Watchman'

'Go Set Watchman' shows that though Atticus Finch defended a black man in court, he was still a man of his time—on the white citizens council, resisting integration.

'Chaplains'

By focusing on cultural and institutional microcosms, a documentary paints a picture of an entire society whose various activities are all embedded with chaplains.
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