1960s

How ‘MLK/FBI’ Chronicled an American Disgrace

Director Sam Pollard takes us inside his documentary about the FBI’s surveillance campaign against Martin Luther King Jr. — and the danger of putting heroes on pedestals

Six Decades After a Gruesome Murder Spree, the ‘Pied Piper of Tucson’ Still Leaves His Mark

In the ’60s, he was ‘King of the Teenagers,’ adored by high schoolers and their parents. But behind Charles Schmid’s super-cool facade lay the mind of a psychopath

‘One Night in Miami’ Shows Us the Real Men Behind the Icons

In February 1964, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay and Jim Brown hung out together. Regina King’s terrific film imagines what that night might have been like — and how men open up to one another behind closed doors.

‘The Right Stuff’ on Disney+ Turns the American Space Race Into a Soap Opera

A definitive 1980s film (and its iconic astronauts) becomes a schlocky, gimmick-y series no one asked for