Broken Barry

On HBO’s new tragicomedy, a veteran plumbs the depths of his combat record for the stage — but ends up painting a portrait of middle-American desolation.

Illustration by Joan Wong

You’ve probably heard people raving about the superb HBO series Barry, written by, sometimes directed by, and starring Bill Hader, who’s been kicking around show business for years since his stint on Saturday Night Live without demonstrating this kind of next-level talent. Together with Alec Berg, whose admirable resume includes Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and […]

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