‘We used to agree on who we trust. Now we don’t’: James L Brooks on truth, The Simpsons and adapting Judy Blume
As the pioneering film-maker finally brings Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to the screen, he reflects on his glittering career, why Terms of Endearment made him cry and how Broadcast News predicted the future
12, May, 2023 @7:00 AM
Justice for King of the Hill: a better, more prophetic show than its 90s peers
Part of the turn-of-the-century boom in adult animation, Mike Judge’s stoic protagonist might just offer a roadmap for those feeling out of touch with the modern world
18, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM
Simpsons censored in Hong Kong for mentioning China ‘labour camps’
Episode removed from Disney+ is the second of the cartoon to be made unavailable in Hong Kong
Helen Davidson in Taipei
07, Feb, 2023 @5:12 AM
What links Joyride to The Simpsons via Bobby Gillespie?
With mood-boosting Irish comedy Joyride in cinemas, tumble down the rabbit hole with Olivia Colman, Jehnny Beth and the Jesus and Mary Chain
23, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover is just his latest desperate bid for celebrity | Sian Cain
For years everyone’s favourite billionaire has been making pop culture cameos to poke fun at how nice and smart he is
26, Apr, 2022 @9:24 AM
From Marge Simpson to Susan Kennedy: TV’s best mums!
Television is full of lovely mothers, whether they’d fight a Demogorgon for their child, or put up with being married to Tony Soprano. It’s our guide to television’s best mums
27, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM
The Guide #25: From Gotham to Zion – which is the best fictional city?
In this week’s newsletter: Batman’s home has taken many shapes over the decades – but it’s never felt like somewhere you’d want to settle down
11, Mar, 2022 @11:43 AM
The Guardian view on a chess renaissance: it’s not black and white | Editorial
Editorial: Pandemic boredom drove many to the game, and The Queen’s Gambit piqued the interest of more. Will it last?
12, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM
D’oh! couture: Balenciaga puts The Simpsons on Paris catwalk
Fashion house’s cartoon poking fun at itself suggests industry realises it’s time to ditch the pomp
Jess Cartner-Morley in Paris
03, Oct, 2021 @11:06 AM
Tracey Ullman: ‘I couldn’t tell a joke to save my life. I want to be taken seriously’
The actor and comedian, on Desert Island Discs, tells of her push for non-comic roles and how she stole a note from Kirsty MacColl
26, Sep, 2021 @5:15 AM
DIY beauty seemed a good idea, but it’s harder than it looks | Coco Khan
Could I learn to be my own manicurist? Or would the brain strain be too much?
27, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM
‘A woman trapped in an impossibly unhappy marriage‘: should Marge divorce Homer?
The Simpson couple have endured almost-affairs, blackmail and arguments – but the feckless father is also a loving parental figure
12, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM
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