Tuesday, March 10 2015
The CW's excellent Jane the Virgin reminds us there is no such thing as a true guilty pleasure.
Monday, March 9 2015
Hurry Sundown, Skidoo, and Such Good Friends welcome you to a world of crowded frames and uncertain tones.
Friday, March 6 2015
Comics covers may not always reflect what's inside, but it's difficult to see covers as distinct from the books they adorn.
Sometimes the most successful and acclaimed films are marked and marred by the absolutely worst sequels imaginable.
Thursday, March 5 2015
More than fetishizing his prizes, the collector fetishizes his own obsessiveness and glorious blindness to the machinations of what non-collectors call “real life”.
Wednesday, March 4 2015
Akashic Noir series continues to serve up delightful and disturbing gems that offer remarkable insights into the world’s great (and not-so-great) cities.
Tuesday, March 3 2015
For Buffy, turning invisible allows her to indulge all her worst impulses; but in doing so, she realizes that she is not embracing life, but fleeing it.
Monday, March 2 2015
Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture.
Friday, February 27 2015
The '30s era Hays Code limited significantly what artists could express and what audiences could see. Today's LGBT media has blasted through all that.
Thursday, February 26 2015
Questioning cartoons, satire, and the role of the media after the Charlie Hebdo assassinations.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
For centuries, Tajikistan has seen just about every monarchy, kingdom, religious faith and culture sweep through its land, leaving an indelible impression on its people and music.
Tuesday, February 24 2015
This is a traditional family sitcom, which means it's not funny.
Monday, February 23 2015
A growing movement says we ought to help our kids lead riskier lives with the intent of improving society.
Friday, February 20 2015
Network and cable programming both demonstrate overwhelming irresponsibility and contradiction concerning depictions of sexual violence and abuse.
Thursday, February 19 2015
We are living in the second Golden Age of Television, and not just because the writing is so good: TV is where we can tune in for real diversity.
A legal scholar and former journalist warns that if modern media pushes the envelope too far, we could all wind up losing.
Wednesday, February 18 2015
Assassin's Creed: Unity highlights the difficulty of influencing social change from the shadows.
Chris Rock transcends generations of fans with a signature combination of intelligence and contemporary comedy.
Tuesday, February 17 2015
So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.
The Modern Library of Indonesia series offers unparalleled access to the cultural landscape of the world's fourth most populous country.