Lili Loofbourow
Lili Loofbourow

Lili Loofbourow is a cultural critic who has written for the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, New Republic, and The Awl.

 

Politics
Sept. 18 2018 6:23 PMMen Are More Afraid Than EverWhy Kavanaugh advocates would rather defend malfeasance than deny it.
Books
Sept. 6 2018 9:00 AMThe Agony of BureaucracyA conversation with Lydia Kiesling about The Golden State.
Politics
Aug. 30 2018 2:48 PMSome Things Aren’t ComplicatedWhen calling for nuance—as when a powerful female professor is accused of harassment—becomes another way to blame the accuser.
Television
Aug. 19 2018 4:00 PMThis Is AmericaSacha Baron Cohen’s most dangerous Who Is America? skits don’t prey on politeness. They let their targets show who they really are.
Politics
Aug. 10 2018 5:53 PMTrump’s War on CaliforniaThe Golden State has thrived in defiance of the president. But now it’s on fire.
The Slatest
Aug. 3 2018 3:46 PMIn Oakland, Nia Wilson’s Death Could Never Feel “Random”Not in a city or a country that doesn’t value black life, or punish its extinguishing.
Brow Beat
July 26 2018 7:34 PMA Rebooted Frasier Would Totally Be a White-Collar Roseanne
Wide Angle
July 24 2018 11:56 AMA Most Wanted ManIn A Very English Scandal, Hugh Grant has returned to the theme of his life: public figures with secrets.
Politics
July 10 2018 11:57 AMDon’t Look at the Judge Behind the CurtainThe reality-TV presidency reached a canny new low at Trump’s nominating event.
Politics
June 30 2018 9:14 PMThe Facts Are Disappearing. It’s Up to You to Save Them.A four-step plan (with bonus challenge).
Wide Angle
June 24 2018 8:00 PMJunot Díaz and the Problem of the Male Self-PardonForgiveness is hard to give when it’s never asked for.
Politics
June 19 2018 4:16 PMWe’re Not Better Than This. But We Can Try to Be.How can I be good when everything feels so bad?
Television
May 31 2018 12:57 PMThe Americans Perfected the Art of the AnticlimaxThe show didn’t end with a bang, but with a slow bleed.
Wide Angle
May 25 2018 9:06 PMThe Boys of Arrested DevelopmentThe cast’s disastrous New York Times interview proved the very thing it was meant to hide.
Brow Beat
May 21 2018 3:35 PMA Book Club Book ClubFour Fifty Shades of Grey readers discuss how seriously (or not) the new rom-com takes E.L. James’ series.
Politics
Sept. 11 2018 2:30 PMToo Big to JailWhy we almost believed Les Moonves would get away with it.
Politics
Aug. 31 2018 6:14 PMFocus on the ChildrenWhat Pope Francis knew or didn’t know won’t cure what ails the Catholic Church.
Politics
Aug. 22 2018 2:40 PMMichael Cohen’s Loyalty Had a LimitHe wanted to be Trump’s consigliere. Now he’s the latest to betray him.
Politics
Aug. 16 2018 4:46 PMOmarosa Has the White House Where She Wants ItShe’s laid a series of traps for the administration, and they’re starting to go off.
Television
Aug. 6 2018 5:55 AMReality TVBetter Call Saul’s obsession with the mundane is a tonic for these times.
Life
July 31 2018 1:37 PMIlleana Douglas’ Tragedy, Plus TimeResponding to harassment with comedy, in the moment and years later.
Politics
July 26 2018 3:19 PMThe Hacking of AmericaIt’s not Russia’s fault. It’s ours.
Politics
July 17 2018 12:38 PMDon’t Call It AppeasementTrump’s approach to Putin is much worse.
Politics
July 8 2018 8:00 PMHow Conservative Trolls Lost Their MojoIt’s hard to DGAF once you’re in power.
Politics
June 28 2018 6:21 PMThe America We Thought We Knew Is Gone
Politics
June 20 2018 6:29 PMThe Enduring Illusion of Powerful MenWhy we keep overinflating a feckless president.
Politics
June 14 2018 6:09 PMWe Are in a Linguistic Emergency When It Comes to TrumpHe is getting exactly what he wants.
Wide Angle
May 30 2018 10:24 PMRoseanne vs. RoseanneThe comic and provocateur once led the charge for progress. Her downfall marks progress of another kind.
Television
May 24 2018 5:56 AMWestworld Is More Than a Puzzle. It’s About Life After Death.Welcome to Resurrection TV.
Wide Angle
May 17 2018 2:53 PMThe End of Male Approval in ComedyTina Fey and Rachel Bloom are changing the way female comics engage with male gatekeepers.

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