The long, strange, and unfinished trip of a sitcom-writing legend who turned right after the Cold War, co-founded a podcast empire, turned on to psychedelics, and got turned off to politics.
Meet the New President of the Foundation for Economic Education, America's Oldest Free Market Think Tank
Raised in Lithuania during the final years of the Cold War, Zilvinas Silenas wants to bring libertarian ideas to young people in the 21st century.
We should, but probably won't, learn the lesson that U.S. presidents don't have to control or even fully understand world events.
The late Arizona senator's relentless energy and patriotic sense of honor led him to heroic acts of defiance, but also misguided support for disastrous foreign interventions.
Friday A/V Club: The wild world of low-budget survivalist videos
The Americans Was a Show About Marriage, the Cold War, And Why Politics Is the Worst Way to Engage With Another Human Being
In this brilliant spy thriller, the personal and the political are always intertwined-but they are not always inseparable.
One of the best, most-political and most-personal TV shows ever just ended. What did it all mean?
Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields discuss their critically acclaimed show, ideology, and how technology is ushering in the golden era of television.
The Vietnam War Is the Key to Understanding Today's America: Q&A with Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Their 18-hour miniseries looks at one of the most divisive, painful, and poorly understood episodes in American history.
1956's "Blood in the Water" match between Hungary and the Soviet Union brought war to the pool.
Cold War artifact of the day
President tells Cuban people the US will not impose any system on them; calls on Castro to "not fear" democracy.
Novelist Thomas Mallon on the Cold War, gay Republicans, Facebook vs. the novel, & why "95% of writers he knows are liberal Democrats."
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former East Germany is seen as a quirk of history, not a monstrous police state.
New Cold War coming of age/spy thriller series premieres on SundanceTV.
Let's think more than twice about fighting Ukraine's battles.
Filmmaker Gabe Polsky and Russian hockey star Slava Fetisov discuss the new documentary about the Soviet national hockey team.
Forget The Day After. This is the great nuclear-war movie of the early '80s.
Friday A/V Club: Let These Marionettes Demonstrate How to Save Your Cows in the Event of a Nuclear Attack
Some strange old civil defense spots
Papers, Please, Politics in Games, and the Growth of Indie Development: An Interview with Lucas Pope
The surprising success of a video game about checking paperwork
The second superpower rears its head again.
Critical of Putin