Review | Steven Soderbergh has two shows out, but little to say

Review | Steven Soderbergh has two shows out, but little to say

Comment on this storyComment This review contains spoilers for “Full Circle” and “Command Z.” Steven Soderbergh has had a busy week even by his standards. His and Ed Solomon’s limited series “Full Circle” for Max, inspired by the 1963 Akira Kurosawa movie “High and Low,” premiered on July 13. That was a mere four days … Read more

What Barbie’s many careers say about feminism and American girlhood

What Barbie’s many careers say about feminism and American girlhood

Barbie’s résumé — hundreds of pages long, covering decades of career changes — tells the story of our evolving aspirations for little girls. Though her earliest careers tended to be female-coded entertainment or caregiving positions — fashion model, ballerina, nurse, student teacher — Barbie’s career trajectory is a triumph of feminist ambition. She went to … Read more

Review | RBG inspires once again, this time a novel

Review | RBG inspires once again, this time a novel

Comment on this storyComment By the time she died in September 2020, at 87, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been a willing cultural icon for decades, the subject of a documentary, a feature film and an illustrated workout book written by her physical trainer. Her likeness as “the Notorious RBG” was emblazoned on tote bags, … Read more