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The Underground Railroad

  1. close reads
    When Presented With a Black Gaze, the Emmys Turned AwayThis year’s nominations struggled to recognize works that approach Black stories as three-dimensional portraits, rather than blunt, thematic hammers.
  2. viewing guide
    What to Stream This July 4th WeekendWe have some thematically appropriate movie and TV suggestions for after the grill has been turned off and before the fireworks light up the sky.
  3. a long talk
    Barry Jenkins Felt His Way Through The Underground RailroadThe filmmaker reflects on the intuition and instinct that shaped his most ambitious project to date.
  4. behind the seams
    Mapping The Underground Railroad’s Monumental Costuming JourneyComprising “hundreds or thousands” of garments, the miniseries’s wardrobe purposefully echoes the story’s movement through space and time.
  5. tv review
    The Underground Railroad Is the Cinematic Event of the YearThis is a series not witnessed but felt.
  6. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Finale Recap: Coursing All Through YouA tough conclusion bridges Mabel’s past and Cora’s future.
  7. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: The Grandest DelusionThis tragic yet stunningly cinematic episode feels like an entire film.
  8. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: All Those PeopleThe idea of freedom turns out to be complicated as it becomes more real.
  9. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: Grace NoteWhat a small relief this episode is.
  10. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: One Chosen, One DisgracedRidgeway has no intention to stop seizing what he believes is his to seize.
  11. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: Square in the TeethA bleak, difficult midway point takes its time in telling us a bit more about each character as they crawl their way across a burning Tennessee.
  12. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: A Mighty Fine ThingA look into Arnold Ridgeway’s upbringing and spiritual ideology also shows the extent of his cruelty.
  13. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: The Wicked in YouIn North Carolina, things go from bad to worse to absolute worst for Cora.
  14. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Recap: A Different World“If you want to stay, we stay. I’m not getting on that train without you.”
  15. overnights
    The Underground Railroad Premiere Recap: It’s TimeBarry Jenkins’s adaptation of the Colson Whitehead novel starts off running with a difficult, alluring first episode.
  16. awp conference
    Colson Whitehead’s Fierce and Funny Primer on Life and Chicken“If it tastes like shit, it’s cultural appropriation,” and other lessons from the Pulitzer winner’s keynote speech at the AWP conference.
  17. 2019 golden globes
    Give Barry Jenkins a Sci-Fi Movie, You Nerds!“I think now I want to grow aesthetically. I would love to do a sci-fi film. I’m a big film of Denis Villeneuve.”
  18. How Colson Whitehead Got From Zombies to SlaveryThe novel is a major departure for him.
  19. books
    In Conversation With Colson WhiteheadThe author of The Underground Railroad on Oprah’s endorsement and avoiding clichés of the “Southern Novel of Black Misery.”
  20. oprah book club 2.0
    Oprah Picks Whitehead’s Underground RailroadAnd will also be excerpted in the New York Times.