documentary

The Real Flat-Earth Conspiracy Is Selling Overpriced T-Shirts

The Netflix documentary Behind the Curve is a touchingly empathetic look at people obsessed with “Flat Earth” theories, which reject the widespread consensus that the Earth is…

‘Apollo 11’ Is a Time Capsule — And a Warning About How Far We Haven’t Come Since

Everyone has seen footage of the Apollo 11 mission — the manned flight to the moon that resulted in Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969 becoming…

‘Lorena’ Transforms a Punchline Back Into a Person

As someone who came of age in the 1990s, I resent the growing waves of nostalgia for the Clinton years. Whether it’s Weezer’s recent comeback…

Why We Can’t Believe That Handsome People Can Be Murderers

He couldn’t possibly have done those terrible things — just look at him. It’s a mindset many of us are susceptible to: Because someone carries…