Monday, February 10 2014
In 2013, Syfy's Sharknado became a trending topic on Twitter and a pop culture phenomenon. Here's why none of it matters.
Monday, February 3 2014
Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?
Wednesday, January 29 2014
Roku streaming is ready to offer Roku TVs. The longer its competitors wait (cough, Apple, cough), the harder it will be to dethrone the current champs.
Tuesday, January 28 2014
Soul Train was more than entertainment for black America. It was inspiration and validation. Questlove gives us another ride.
Wednesday, January 22 2014
The Food Network is a love letter to culinary experimentation. It's a lab we can visit whenever we get bored with our own spaghetti.
Monday, January 20 2014
In the sagas of film's biggest monsters, what qualifies as a Kaiju? And does the giant monster have to be a Japanese creation to be considered Kaiju?
Monday, January 13 2014
Australian writer and director Daley Pearson is funny in all of his creations and conquers every type of comedy he tries.
Friday, December 20 2013
Like television itself, Doctor Who has consistently confronted limitation with ingenuity, cancelation with rebirth, constraint with transcendence.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
Some TV shows just aren’t willing to launch themselves into Christmas joy without also considering the validity of the Grinch's perspective.
Thursday, December 12 2013
Will a Kickstarter campaign make Betty Suarez the next Veronica Mars?
Wednesday, December 4 2013
In Naked City there are rarely clear instances of heroism or cowardice. Guilt and innocence are always subjective, and early impressions are more often than not reversed by the final reel.
Monday, December 2 2013
While Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may stem directly from The Avengers film franchise, like those movies, the show also has comics in its DNA.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
In light of his recent feud with WFAN radio personalities, it's time to realize why Keith Olbermann works so well in the sports-broadcasting world.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
Do you think NBC's flagship, iconic series is racist for not having any African-American women in its cast this season? Think again.
Monday, October 28 2013
Can a pioneering late-night talk show host catch lightning in a bottle 20 years later? Hmmm...
Wednesday, October 9 2013
An unusually cheerful new cooking show is dominating the primetime conversation in the UK, but is patriotism the answer to successful TV?
Thursday, October 3 2013
Unassuming high school chemistry teacher faced with insurmountable medical expenses turns to manufacturing illegal drugs to make ends meet? Sorry Bryan Cranston, Angie Dickinson and William Shatner got there first.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
A month removed from this year's debacle, it's time to understand that the Video Music Awards are worth reviving, worth enjoying like we did decades ago.
Wednesday, September 18 2013
Brett Martin's latest book serves as a reminder of how enlightening dealing with darkness in television can be.
Monday, September 9 2013
Can it still be called television if there's no network? Or even no actual, physical television?