We open the bunker on doomsayers preparing for the end of civilization—but not all them will survive the first hour of armageddon.
Before the internet, before Facebook, before Twitter, a group of British documentary filmmakers launched what has become the grand-daddy of reality television. What can Seven Up! tell us about our own experiences in the (self-induced) spotlight?
Here in the valley between the television season’s cliffhangers and the ascent into summer blockbusters, spoilers are plentiful—and those who wish to remain unaware are on high alert. From 2008, a look at the many ways spoilers spoil everything. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)
In our continuing series, a profile of the pornographer who put Paris Hilton in your living room, and a fascinating look at “pseudo-events” in our culture and the media that can’t get enough of them.
Reality television depends on charismatic contestants, and the Ganz sisters, a pair of identical-twin casting agents, are among its chief suppliers. The first article in a series on the hidden workings of reality TV.
Reality TV may seem a world away from real life, but what happens when Donald Trump’s The Apprentice moves in upstairs? Worse, what happens when it seems to be a sham?