Still Processing

Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out in this weekly show about culture in the broadest sense. That means television, film, books, music — but also the culture of work, dating, the internet and how those all fit together.


episode 117: New Loop, America

In our final episode from our living rooms, we visit the dystopia of “Westworld” and the utopia of “Hollywood” to see if we can glean anything about what might be in store on the other side of this pandemic — and about who we want to be.

Discussed this week:

  • “Westworld” (HBO, 2016-20)
  • “Hollywood” (Netflix, 2020)
  • Ryan Murphy
  • “The Stepford Wives” (directed by Frank Oz, 2004)
  • “The Stepford Wives” (directed by Bryan Forbes, 1975)
  • The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930
  • “Love Jones” (directed by Theodore Witcher, 1997)
  • “Love & Basketball” (directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)
  • Anna May Wong
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Oscar Micheaux
  • “Delivering Thanks Team” (Papa John’s, 2020)


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