Damn fine TV. It’s what makes America great. Apparently, our small towns do too. But is this belief in the wholesome nature of “America’s backbone” rooted in reality or a romanticized longing for the past? Chris Townsend looks at our collective obsession with nostalgia and how shows like Twin Peaks and Stranger Things turn it on its head.
Before the Pantsuit Nation there was Mary Tyler Moore. She was a woman who proved – with the support of her girlfriends – that making it on one’s own is possible. Emily Freedman reflects on Mary Tyler Moore’s legacy for women, her unwavering influence both offscreen and onscreen, and how she wore the pants.
Fraught with controversy, the US-Mexico border and proposed wall was a pillar of Trump's Presidential campaign. But, the reality is that the border has never been harder to cross and recent data shows more Mexicans leaving America than entering. Still, many attempt the harrowing journey. Rory Carroll hears the heart-wrenching stories of those trying and those who've lost hope.
How do you begin to grapple with the weirdness of current affairs? Look no further than Charismatic Thinker, the new docuseries by Max Joseph, of Catfish fame. Tackling a wide-range of timely topics, this provocative show is not to be missed.
From a Russian penal colony to the colorful, uninhibited streets of Venice Beach, Nadya knows no bounds. We go behind the scenes with Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot on her shoot for Issue One of Us of America.
Thinking of running away and starting over? Then, you need to hear from Frank M. Ahearn - an expert who helps people to discover their personal freedom or even disappear altogether. Kate Watson caught up with the American ex-pat in Madrid to obtain a few insights and see what he’s been up to.
Coming off his success as the director of Pete's Dragon, David Lowery takes a sharp turn towards the supernatural with his latest film A Ghost Story, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. He sat down with Us to explain this haunting love story, sheet ghosts, and his dueling thoughts on the afterlife.
Visual artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt teamed up with Cate Blanchett to create Manifesto, a multi-screen installation showing that the right message can come from any mouth, in any way and still have power. Now, as the installation has been made into a feature film, Rosefeldt tells Us about his desire to reach the audiences that need to hear this message most.
Although currently making headlines for causing audience members to faint in Toronto, Raw is so much more than a horror film. It's a coming-of-age story exploring the sexuality and independence within the college experience but with something far more sinister under the surface... Begging the question, what defines our humanity?
In 2014, when a national news feature named Wilmington, DE as "Murder Town USA", one local photographer felt compelled to show a different side to his home city and uncover an alternative truth. Kate Watson tells us more...
Paul Rogers visits Los Angeles County Fire Department's Camp 16, home to approximately 60 prison inmates who volunteer to serve their time defending the area from the potentially devastating effects of local wildfires each year.
Ever see a stunning piece of photography and wonder just how it came to be? Clyde Butcher's expansive Florida landscape photos are a study in the beauty of the natural world. Here he shares the behind-the-scenes stories of six of his most beautiful works.