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Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 336, No. 12, 2017

Ava Duvernay: ‘13Th’ & Katie Couric: ‘Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric’
THE MASS INCARCERATION CrISIS for people of color. The revolution in understanding gender identity.Ava DuVernay and Katie Couric both gamely took on what Couric called "big honkin' subjects" to explore in feature-length documentary form. DuVernay earned...
Brian Tyree Henry
BRIAN TYREE HENRY"Atlanta," FX / Season 1 ep. 7, "B.A.N."Written and Directed by Donald Glover"Atlanta" was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2016, and no episode of the FX comedy was more praised than the form-breaking "B.A.N." The episode...
Competition Series Hotly Contested
The quality of the reality competition contenders is decidedly high - shows such as "The Amazing Race," "American Ninja Warrior," "Project Runway," "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Top Chef" deftly tell stories that take us around the world, through America's...
Docs Get Political in the Age of Trump
THE TRUMP ERA has been a boom time for television. Ratings throughout the 2016 election cycle were strong at the three major cable-news outlets. And CNN and MSNBC continue to garner high viewership when executives had expected to see a post-election...
Double Whammy in Big Doc Races
Double Whammy in Big Doc RacesNon-fiction contenders chase Oscar and Emmy trophies, bigger audiencesThanks to such deep-pocketed streamers as Netflix, Amazon and now Hulu, the campaign to win an Oscar for documentary has evolved into a pricy, cutthroat...
How the Buddy System Works
In the heart of a bland Burbank office park, one of the most prolific, respected and twisted production companies in animation aims to make something you can't wait to watch, especially if you share their skewed niche humor.Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the...
Marquee Names Flood Non-Fiction Race
Documentary or non-fiction special is loaded: loaded with high-profile films and filmmakers, many of whom have won Emmys, Oscars or have been decorated with festival honors. It's also a category that HBO owns - at least in terms of garnering nominations....
Mayim Bialik
Despite four consecutive Emmy noms and considerable time logged on the red carpet in the name of wildly popular comedy series "The Big Bang Theory," actress Mayim Bialik wouldn't consider herself a "fashion person." "I know it's part of my job but I...
Networks Today Take a Thrill from License to Kill Trend in Grisly Crime Stories May Be Reaching Its Peak
A teenage girl doused with gasoline and set on fire. A schizophrenic stalker. A month of programming devoted to crimes from the 1980s - nostalgia for the Night Stalker, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Green River Killer.Welcome to the program menu for the new...
Open to the Spirit of Investigation
Open to the Spirit of InvestigationReza Aslan brings a different point of view to religion on CNN's 'Believer' By MALINA SAVALJEZUS - NOT JESUS - fancies himself a prophet. He's the leader of a doomsday cult in Hawaii, where its mostly male (and mostly...
The Spies Who Turned Cold at Their Own Mission
ANATOMY OF A SCENEThe Spies Who Turned Cold at Their Own Mission"The Americans," Season 5, Ep. 11 (FX)PHILIP (MATTHEW RHYS) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) were forced to reconsider the righteousness of their mission when they were confronted by the innocent...
They Were like, “No Longer Than 2½ Minutes.”
FRESH OFF THE Tonys, from which their musical "Dear Evan Hansen" emerged with six trophies including best musical, songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have a horse in the Emmy race. In the musical episode of "The Flash" that crossed over with...
Tig’s Digs: Tig Notaro ‘One Mississippi’
TIG NOTARO USED to have a home office. Then she had kids. The comedian and star/ co-creator of her semi-autobiographical Amazon series "One Mississippi" and her wife, Stephanie Allynne, welcomed twin sons Max and Finn last year. And, like most other...
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