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Executive Editor, Chris Jackson.

Executive Editor, Chris Jackson.

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Even if you shotgun through the whole season, you’re guaranteed go back and scrutinize the episodes one by one, watching with the care they deserve (and reward). It’s structured so that it’s easy to revisit favorite characters and their stories — the tragedies in their horrifying pasts contrast with the humor and sex and intrigue they use to make it through their equally horrifying present. And a cast like this — so many killer actresses, so many twisted characters for them to inhabit — only comes around every century or so. Orange Is The New Black was already a massive achievement the first time around. It’s startling to see it get even better.” — Rolling Stone