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Frank Rich

November 16, 2015 | weddings/asktheexperts/2009/summer
Loving Carol

Even today, Todd Haynes’s mesmerizing adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel comes as a shock— mostly for how much lesbian culture remains invisible to America at large.

October 20, 2014 | weddings/asktheexperts/2009/summer
Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter That Much Tomorrow

Why the Future We Imagined In 1964 Was Wrong

August 11, 2014 |
Good Hillary, Bad Hillary

What’s worse than being depicted as a bloodthirsty power-monger with a filthy mouth? Depicting yourself so blandly that no one cares.

June 2, 2014 |
Iraq Everlasting

We are still stuck in 2003, and it isn’t (only) George W. Bush’s fault.

May 19, 2014 |
Can Conservatives Be Funny?

As the late-night comedy landscape reshuffles, are right-wing comics being unfairly ignored? An investigation.

April 7, 2014 |
Scandal Loves a Clinton

Again? But the harder their enemies hit, the stronger the couple becomes.

March 10, 2014 |
The Greatest Showbiz Book Ever Written

Act One is an infectious evocation of a vibrant world written, it turns out, by a chronic depressive who also found the business “pure hell.”

February 3, 2014 |
Stop Beating a Dead Fox

The conservative news channel’s only real power is in riling up liberals, who by this point should know better.

December 9, 2013 |
The Sondheim Puzzle

A lifetime making sense of the extraordinary songwriter—as young fan; critic and “enemy”; and, by now, old friend.

November 11, 2013 |
Liberal Echo Chamber

If only 12 Years a Slave (or Roots, or any other wrenching American slave narrative) could move audiences beyond those already eager for a dose of feel-good shame.