Spencer Kornhaber

Netflix

Why Can't 'The Get Down' Find Its Groove?

The series has great material to work with. So why is the story about hip-hop’s origins falling flat?

Andrea Morales

This Podcast Bridges the Rural/Urban Empathy Divide

The much-hyped series S-Town evolves from murder mystery and small-town tourism into timely, humanistic biography.

Maria Mochnacz

PJ Harvey's Self-Aware Tour of D.C.'s Poorest Neighborhoods

The singer’s newest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, compares Washington’s Ward 7 to Kosovo and Afghanistan—from the perspective of an outsider.