Tag: Hulu.com

Russia’s Playbook for Disrupting Democracy

Episode 13: ‘The Blueprint’ Producer/Director John Marks Russia’s brazen interference in the 2016 American presidential election shouldn’t have been a total shock. President Vladimir Putin’s government had done it before, almost a decade earlier in tiny Estonia, where Russian operatives provoked political violence and mounted malicious cyberattacks. In fact, many of the methods Moscow used […]

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How Tainted Gold May Have Ended Up in Your Phone

Episode 12: ‘Apple’s Gold’ Producer/Director Brent McDonald If you’re reading this on your phone, you may be holding illegally mined gold from Colombia, where the precious metal has replaced cocaine as the main source of income for organized crime. The growing demand for gold as a conductive metal used in phones and other electronic products […]

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Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

Episode 11: ‘The Six Million Dollar Claim’ Producer/Director Suzanne Hillinger Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to pharmaceutical companies’ investment in so-called orphan drugs, which treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. But the increasing number of people who would benefit […]

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A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

Episode 10: ‘The Memo’ Producer/Director John Pappas A confidential government document containing evidence so critical it had the potential to change the course of an American tragedy was kept in the dark for more than a decade. The document, known as a “prosecution memo,” details how government lawyers believed that Purdue Pharma, the maker of […]

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What Is YouTube Pushing You to Watch Next?

Episode 9: ‘The Rabbit Hole’ Producers/Directors Gemma Jordan and Alyse Shorland A wave of vocal, right-wing provocateurs has been elected to public office in Brazil in recent years, riding a surge of enthusiasm from their loyal YouTube viewers. Watched more than almost any TV network in Brazil, the nearly ubiquitous social video platform even helped […]

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New York Times Up to 4.7 Million Subscribers as Profits Dip

As digital revenue becomes more central to the newspaper business — and with a small boost from the launch of “The Weekly,” a television show on FX and Hulu — The New York Times Company on Wednesday reported second-quarter revenue growth of 5.2 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Operating profit declined by […]

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and More in August

Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter here. When August heat advisories are in effect, stay inside and cool off with a new show. Below are the most interesting of what we’ve found among the TV series and movies coming to the major streaming services […]

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Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left

Episode 8: ‘Hard Left’ Producer/Director Samantha Stark Many Democrats want their 2020 presidential nominee to do two things above all: Defeat Donald Trump and protect the planet from imminent environmental disaster. But liberal activists, party officials and even some of the candidates themselves disagree on how far left the party should go to successfully accomplish […]

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Facebook Love Scams: Who’s Really Behind That Friend Request?

Episode 7: ‘Connecting the World’ Producer/Director Rolake Bamgbose A lonely Florida woman established a Facebook romance with a man she thought was an American soldier in Iraq. It wasn’t until she had sent him tens of thousands of dollars from her and husband’s life savings that she learned her buff, blue-eyed friend was a fake. […]

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For Women Comics, Peak TV Has Its Troughs

One morning last fall in Los Angeles, the comic and actress Kate Micucci sat chewing over a pitch for a television series with her writing partner, Felicia Day. How conventional would the gender roles have to be, they wondered, before a studio would bite? Their basic premise was “manic pixie dream girl grows up”: Suppose […]

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Review: ‘Veronica Mars’ and the One-Great-Season Debate

“Veronica Mars,” which ran for three seasons on UPN and CW from 2004 to 2007, has become the zombie of entertainment franchises: revived using Kickstarter for a 2014 feature film, and now revived again for an eight-episode fourth season on Hulu. Season 4 was shock-released on Friday, a week ahead of schedule, and like the […]

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In ‘Veronica Mars,’ a Gumshoe Grows Up

When we last saw Veronica Mars, the greatest private investigator Southern California has ever birthed and tanned — shut it, Philip Marlowe — she had ducked a corporate law job and returned to Neptune, her beachside hometown, resolved to defend the weak, defy the powerful, wisecrack with the best of them. Happily ever after, on […]

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‘Friends’ to Leave Netflix for HBO Max, AT&T’s New Streaming Service

After AT&T spent over $80 billion to acquire Time Warner in part to take on Netflix, the phone giant’s new streaming service finally has a name: HBO Max. The company also announced it will debut next spring and will offer 10,000 hours of content, including exclusive access to the hit show “Friends.” What will be […]

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The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV

When Nick Weidenfeld heard what happened at HBO last summer, he was thrilled. “Everyone I knew was texting that article around, saying, ‘What the [expletive]!’ ” Weidenfeld, an independent TV producer, recently recalled. A lot of people who work in Hollywood were spooked by the news, but not him: “I thought it was amazing.” Weidenfeld was […]

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G.M. Leaves Lordstown Behind in Hard Bet on Future

Episode 6: ‘The End of the Line’ Producer/Director Alyse Shorland With its focus on a future of self-driving cars and renewable fuels, General Motors is leaving some manufacturing plants like the one in Lordstown, Ohio, in its rearview. Workers who spent a lifetime at the plant — and constructed their lives around G.M. as they […]

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Trump’s Inauguration: The Money Behind the Most Expensive Presidential Debut in U.S. History

Episode 5: ‘Inauguration, Inc.’ Producer/Director John Pappas Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration was the most expensive in the country’s history, with $107 million raised for black-tie parties and bespoke gifts. That’s more than double the previous record set by Barack Obama. Where did the money come from? Where did it all go? And why should we […]

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When ISIS Killed Cyclists on Their Journey Around the World

Episode 4: “Collision” Producer/Director Singeli Agnew An American couple quit their Washington office jobs to bike around the world in search of experiences they couldn’t find from behind their desks. After thousands of miles through more than two dozen countries, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan’s journey came to a violent end on the side of […]

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The Youngest Known Child Separated From His Family by the Trump Administration

Exclusive from ‘The Weekly,’ Our New TV Series on FX and Hulu The youngest known child taken from his parents at the U.S.-Mexico border was a 4-month-old baby named Constantin Mutu. While he was sent to Michigan to live with a foster family, his father was sent to a detention facility and ultimately deported to […]

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