Director Jonathan Olshefski has made a stirring call for the placement of low-income, inner-city families into our collective consciousness.
08 Dec 2017
Sarah Healy's The Sisters Chase introduces a flawed heroine for the ages in its breezy, affecting narrative.
02 Jun 2017
Annabelle Gurwitch's humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are, captures how one is forever in the thralls of the family -- no matter the form that family takes.
02 May 2017
An average day at Ben Cash's commune -- at least in his mind -- would make Iron Man competitions look like intermediate intramural fluff.
29 Jul 2016
Moving and emotionally complex, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming is a book about nothing less than the human condition.
09 Apr 2013
Like her previous memoir about her father -- the acclaimed and prismatic Fun Home -- Are You My Mother? blends textbook academia, beautifully emotive drawings, and generous confessions to find some familial recovery after years of discord.
07 May 2012
Although The Other Woman has the potential to be socially relevant given today’s blended families, it doesn’t present anything new.
16 May 2011
The perils of putting out a record of “Family Favourites” or cover songs that two people in love enjoy singing together reveals this can be a dangerous prospect.
31 Aug 2010
Christina combines intense vulnerability with a survivor's furious poise; on any given day, she can swing from gushing about Geri Halliwell to carving up her arm with a kitchen knife, but throughout it all we sense in her a miraculous core of resilience and insight.
27 Feb 2007
Though Family deserves credit for pioneering risky subject matter on network television, its legacy is found in clichéd after school specials, the very-special-episodes of '80s TV shows, and prime time teen melodramas.
30 Aug 2006
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