In this issue:
"After Bannon" by Jelani Cobb: Some saw his blend of nationalism and racial grievance as the ballast in Trump's ship. Will his absence change anything?
ANNALS OF TELEVISION
"Riot Girl" by Emily Nussbaum: The creator of Orange Is the New Black and Weeds wants her shows to break viewers out of their bubbles.
"Mr. America" by Ian Parker: Even in a fractious era, the filmmaker still believes that his documentaries can bring every viewer in.
"Over It" by Hua Hsu: Known for its old-versus-young frivolity, James Murphy's band is now mourning greater losses.