Media Decoder

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After the success of Geico’s humorous commercials, other insurers have gotten in on the act. But there are still some lines they don’t want to cross.

A music magazine whose influence stretched beyond entertainment and into the world of politics could elevate a career with its cover.

Amid horror film gridlock, “Mother!” becomes the latest misfire for Paramount. But CBS and Lionsgate scores with “American Assassin.”...

The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.

In a series of eclectic Twitter posts, President Trump also appeared to refer to Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, as Rocket Man.

“Big Little Lies” and “Veep” also had big nights. Stephen Colbert was the host and President Trump was the through line.

Few of Hatem El-Gamasy's customers know that he also appears on Egyptian television news programs, holding forth on subjects from immigration policy to North Korea.