Essays

Public Picks 2021

Each May we send our readers into summer with a curated list of the titles that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us most over the past year (or so).

Meritocracy Is a Dystopia

Netflix Brazil’s3%presents a desperate future city that nevertheless proclaims its citizens all have an equal shot at success. Sound familiar?

No Escape

What if comfort TV brought no comfort? Even the most innocuous shows can transform into horror, when the monster of racism bursts onto the scene.