The New York Times Magazine – April 9, 2023: In this issue, Jim Rutenberg on how giving its audience what it wanted pushed Fox into a $1.6 billion bind; Elisabeth Zerofsky on Poland’s new political realities due to the war in Ukraine; Lydia Kiesling on the TV show “Yellowjackets”; Meg Bernhard on an L.A. school where the pandemic never ended; and more.
How Fox Chased Its Audience Down the Rabbit Hole
Rupert Murdoch built an empire by giving viewers exactly what they wanted. But what they wanted — election lies and insurrection — put that empire (and the country) in peril.
Poland’s War on Two Fronts
Long at odds with the E.U. over its domestic policies, the right-wing government is winning allies with its staunch defense of Ukraine. Which battle matters most?
‘Yellowjackets’ Shows Us the Teenage Girlhood We Were Hungry For
On set with the hit mystery series, which, amid all the gore, presents one of the most sensitive portraits of women on TV.