Frank Hart Rich Jr. is an American essayist and liberal progressive op-ed columnist. He held various positions within The New York Times. He has also produced television series and documentaries for HBO.
One of America’s most enduring critics and essayists, Frank Rich has more recently found new success as a producer of television. As a consultant for HBO for the past decade, Rich has produced Veep and now Succession. He first rose to prominence as the theater critic at the New York Times, where he later served for many years as a celebrated columnist, driving the national conversation around politics and the media. In this lively discussion with GQ’s Jim Nelson, Rich details his early obsession with the theater, his years spent at the Times, and his exciting foray into television.
Rich says the HBO series is about the "craven desire for power." He also writes a column for 'New York' magazine about the intersection of politics and pop culture. Maureen Corrigan reviews the book 'Hourglass' by Dani Shapiro. Rick Ankiel entered the major leagues in 1999 as an extremely gifted pitcher, then one day he suddenly lost it. His new memoir, 'The Phenomenon,' describes his struggle with an anxiety condition called "the Yips," as we'll as his unlikely comeback.
Rich says the HBO series is about the "craven desire for power." Rich also writes a column for 'New York' magazine about the intersection of politics and pop culture. Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'The Handmaid's Tale,' which was released today on Hulu.