Thursday, December 19 2013
The idea of public education is at once gloriously and unbearably ambitious.
Tuesday, December 17 2013
All this is to say that even if Maurice Clarett had insight into the game of football, he might not have understood the larger game.
Monday, December 16 2013
Programs like BBC Two’s The Fall should be commended for doing everything “wrong” in terms of pleasing the demands of commercial television.
Wednesday, December 11 2013
Are these girl-power barrel racers post-feminist figures?
Despite containing any number of intriguing moments, A History From Behind the Lens fails to provide a coherent overview of the art form.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
In basketball, Bernard King, a shy, thoughtful child living in a "rough" part of Brooklyn, found a means to self-expression and purpose.
Monday, December 9 2013
Is there really a causal link between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional character and modern-day crime investigation techniques?
Sunday, December 8 2013
The documentary may speak more to our similarities with the vicious, indifferent, and self-interested creatures at its centre than the representatives of animal cuteness.
Wednesday, December 4 2013
The premiere suggests exactly why this period isn't more often plundered by television, namely, the extraordinary difficulty of shaking off the popular culture clichés of the period.
Monday, December 2 2013
A star who lamented the wages of fame for most of her life, Elizabeth Taylor embraced the spotlight in order to raise awareness and money regarding AIDS.
WWII in HD is required viewing for its high-minded ideals and its near-flawless execution. It makes other films on the subject matter pale in comparison.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Like Jimmy Darmody, his Boardwalk Empire counterpart, Tommy Shelby has grown up to find all Gods dead and all faiths in man shaken -- but not quite all wars fought.
Monday, November 25 2013
When questions came up as to the toxicity of flame retardants, the three primary manufacturers made their case with faulty studies or deliberate misreadings of studies.
Six of the very best episodes and a treasure trove of extras make this boxed set worthy of commemorating the 25th anniversary of one of the funniest shows ever made.
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Treme is the most kaleidoscopic show being produced these days. Its artistry in the arc of the episodes demonstrates gorgeous design throughout the season.
Sunday, November 17 2013
Where Almost Human differs from many of its predecessors and peers is the way it seems to revel in unreflexive prejudice.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.
Monday, November 4 2013
Even apart from the crass motives in the market of human kidneys, the stakes for recipients and donors remain brutal and urgent.
Saturday, November 2 2013
Big History the show, and big history, the discipline, may be just what we need to help solve the many problems facing us today.
Thursday, October 31 2013
Like the boys in Hoop Dreams, these kids are able to tackle head on the myriad challenges facing black youth in today's America.