HBO's Game Change depicts a 2008 campaign team desperately trying to cover up the shortcoming of its vice-presidential pick.
A new biography shows that Dwight Eisenhower was a more cunning and active president than he gets credit for.
Jeanette Winterson’s fairy-tale search for a mother
Is it too soon to pronounce Obama an economic failure? A different take on The Escape Artists.
Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest film revels in the irony of making a film about being forbidden to make a film.
Why does Hollywood give us bad movies? Because we love them.
Here are our reviews of some of this year's big hits so you can catch up before Sunday's show.
In The Escape Artists, Noam Scheiber depicts a White House out of its depth on the financial crisis.
Yeah, it has an agenda. But so what?
Mimi Alford's memoir marks the end of America's Kennedy fetish.
The Simpsons celebrates a television milestone but where has all the edge gone?
Thomas Mallon's new fiction humanizes the ultimate D.C. scandal.
A new PBS documentary puts Bill Clinton’s flawed presidency into measured perspective.
Two veteran runway models work to bring safe labor practices to the glamour industry.
An obscure book that just might explain the GOP race better than any pundit could