The Handmaid's Tale

Is The Handmaid’s Tale on Netflix?

Praise be, the horrifying Hulu series you love to let creep you out is back. (In case you missed it, the release time for The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 episode 1 is not later this evening like you might be thinking.) But before you launch into the new episodes, you want to catch up on the...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:42am

Manhattan demonstrators protest the ‘real-life’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ of Mike Pence

Dozens of protesters wearing attire inspired by the Hulu drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” united in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday to show Vice President Mike Pence they will not allow Gilead, the hit show’s dystopian world, to become a reality. “Mike Pence is bringing the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:46pm

100 handmaids to meet Mike Pence in New York City

New York’s Financial District is going to look a lot like Gilead, the dystopian regime from “The Handmaid’s Tale,” on Tuesday as dozens of women dressed as red-clad handmaids are set to meet Vice President Mike Pence in New York City.  Pence will be in town to attend...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:35pm

When will The Handmaid's Tale season 2 finale be on Hulu?

This Hulu original grabbed viewers and hasn’t let go. We hope you’ve been keeping up with the series, otherwise you have a lot of streaming to do before The Handmaid's Tale season 2 episode 13, better known as The Handmaid's Tale season 2 finale, drops. The biggest question on...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:55am

The Handmaid's Tale season 3: What to expect after the season 2 finale

Following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement in early July, the already popular comparisons between American politics and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale were kicked up a notch. Or as Alex Zaragoza wrote for The Daily Beast, “The current season...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:37am

How many seasons of The Handmaid's Tale will there be?

There were a lot of "almosts" in last week’s episode of The Handmaid's Tale: Offred almost shot the Commander and Serena. Offred almost planned an escape from Gilead before her water broke. But, if there was one thing she did accomplish in full, it was powering through a natural...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:23am

'The Handmaid's Tale' will return to the stage in Boston

A stage version of "The Handmaid's Tale" is coming to Boston. The Margaret Atwood classic will serve as the 2018-2019 season-ending production for the Boston Lyric Opera. The company announced this week that the show will take over Lavietes Pavilion at the Harvard Athletics...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:14pm

The Handmaid’s Tale novel: What you need to know about the book that started it all

You’re so consumed by Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale that names like Gilead and Offred roll off your tongue now like they’re your first language, but we’re sure you still have questions about The Handmaid’s Tale novel — the book that started it all....

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:41pm

"The Handmaid's Tale," Season 2, Episode 3

Airing on Hulu, the third episode of the second season of "The Handmaid’s Tale" continues to deliver. While last week viewers saw Emily and Janine reunite in the colonies (with a ruthless Alexis Bledel forever...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:03pm

All the ways to watch The Handmaid's Tale online

With the second season of Hulu’s breakout hit drama The Handmaid’s Tale unfurling in all its chilling glory, you’re eager to ensure you always have a watch to watch the latest episode. Spoilers are flying thick and fast online, so streaming the newest installment ASAP is probably...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:34am

Your guide to the terms and phrases of 'The Handmaids Tale'

Another season of The Handmaid’s Tale is nearly upon us. Premiering on April 25, the second season of the hit series continues to be frighteningly relevant and utterly unique. And one of the most unique parts of the series continues to be its vocabulary of phrases, created specially for...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:30pm

What time does Hulu release The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 premiere?

There’s no denying this dystopian series grabbed onto your heart with its chilling plot and shows no sign of letting go. It’s the series you love to dread for its nightmarish look at a future that seems terrifyingly plausibile — and it’s finally, finally back and dishing up...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:58pm

From modern America to dystopian Gilead: how far away are we?

There’s a heartbreaking scene in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale where Emily (Alexis Bledel) is left behind at the airport, her family traveling on to Canada. Mentioned in season one, it’s hardly a spoiler, but so gut wrenching was the flashback I immediately texted my husband:...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:06pm

Samira Wiley on visibility and acknowledging the similarities to slavery in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale — premiering Wednesday, April 25 — first and foremost explores freedom: What is it, really? And does the fighting stop once you get it? The definitive answer in the world of Gilead is no — even when you’ve escaped the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:57pm

The Handmaid’s Tale to finally tell us what happened to Ofglen

Hulu has offered an exclusive image from Handmaid’s Tale season two — and it tells us a lot about Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) and where she’s been. The second season, which premieres on April 25, will expand the Handmaid’s universe and give us our first look at "the...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:21pm

'Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 teases darker days ahead

A moody, chilling teaser for Season 2 of “Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu has dropped, enticing us back into the world of Margaret Atwood’s harrowing dystopia. The 13-episode second season airs on Hulu on April 25, which gives us roughly six weeks before we pick up where we left...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:18pm

Praise be! 'Handmaid's Tale: The Musical' is coming to Union Hall

Ever wondered what it would be like if the Republic of Gilead took over Brooklyn?  That’s what Marcia Belsky and Melissa Stokoski found themselves imagining when they watched “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. The Brooklyn-based comedians had been working on a musical...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:16pm

The second season of 'The Handmaid's Tale' will be even darker

The trailer for the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is here and it’s depressing AF. Shall we? Oh look, there’s Offred in a Hannibal Lecter mask! Oh shoot, there’s Serena Joy sitting in Offred’s room, looking forlorn! Oh man, there’s...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:35pm

Here are the books New Yorkers were reading most in 2017

New York City, you’re a woke town according to the public library's year-end tally of popular books. “Between the World and Me,” the award-winning bestseller by Ta-Nehisi Coates, was the most checked-out book of 2017 after debuting at No. 2 last year. Good job on keeping your...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:59pm

The best TV shows that premiered this year

Looking for the best new TV series of 2017? We’ve given you our favorite shows of this year — but what of the new ones that premiered this year? Here’s a roundup of the freshman series that impressed us the most.  The Young Pope  I don’t use the word “...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:36pm