Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

The Fragile Dominance of the NFL

TV is a sports bundle held together by football. It could all fall apart if the league doesn't fix its image with women, who have accounted for three-quarters of its new viewership since 2009.

The Power of Relatability

In the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead blasts the idea that audiences should crave familiar art. In fact, relatability is practically the God particle of theater, and it has been for a long time.