Sierra Pettengill's documentary focuses on the fake towns, built by the Army in the 1960s, to train law enforcement.
Activists were divided about whether to professionalize the political community or keep it ideologically pure. Sound familiar?
Netflix's The G Word tries and fails to restore faith in big government.
Numerous critics object to the fact that the filmmaker, Meg Smaker, is a white woman.
The Netflix docu-thriller Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey shows the downfall of Warren Jeffs and the unjustified taking of 450 children inside his religious community.
"There really is no panacea, either technological like cryptocurrency or philosophical like anarchism," says director Todd Schramke.
Adam Conover and President Barack Obama want to unruin the federal government. But they’re not really willing to truly consider that it’s too big and too wasteful.
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Unearthed relics tell the story of the long-forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured the likes of Nina Simone, B.B. King, and Stevie Wonder.
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, prepare for the many, many looks back.
Jackie Collins was a pop culture force to be reckoned with in the 1980s.
A tale of heartbreak and tenacity in post-Reconstruction Mississippi.
An experiment to see if nurture could overcome nature did not end well.
Documentary short Do Not Split draws the ire of Beijing.
Also: Cancel culture knives are out for The United States of Al. It doesn’t deserve them.
Documentary series Q: Into the Storm delves into the Trump-era conspiracy.
The rock legend fought for free speech and self-expression in ways that appealed to dissidents in America and communist countries alike.
A documentary describes a drug-fueled countercultural romance.
HBO docuseries a devastating look at a family’s secret dysfunctions.
PBS documentary recounts life of America’s pioneer of tawdry fame coverage.
Also, Neil deGrasse Tyson is back to condescend to us all some more.
New documentary explains why installing the shah in 1953 led to ruinous American covert operations throughout the Cold War and beyond.
Immigration Nation Brilliantly Captures the Brutal Logic Behind America's Immigration Enforcement Regime
The new Netflix docuseries is a damning indictment of ICE.
An interview with the directors behind the breakout political documentary about a Texas camp for aspiring leaders
Helter Skelter: An American Myth doesn’t shed new light, but it’s excellent journalism.
What happens when a decades-long mystery gets solved while you’re explaining it?