The loosely-biographical Netflix series, “The Crown,” is shockingly relevant today, writes Joanna Weiss. It’s about how to deal with power you expected, but aren’t prepared to assume.
Steve Almond on how the death of the Fairness Doctrine gave way to the birth of Trumpism.
All of a sudden, writes Jack Cheng, instead of parent culture and tween culture, we had a family cultural moment.
Orlando is America. It's time to write ourselves a new script.
One evening every week, their anticipation in high gear, my parents turned off the living room lights... And I was told to leave the room.
In its portrayal of people with disabilities, GoT shines as a beacon of inclusion.
What scares me about all this isn’t just that the Presidential front-runner of the Republican Party appears eager to foment civil unrest, but that the networks are so desperate for...
Much about Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise may be fake, but Yolanda Hadid's chronic Lyme disease is very real.
Some thought the new football drama, “Concussion,” might do real damage to the sport. That appears to be a very unlikely outcome.
“Star Wars” and its sequels were touchstones, mind-bending fantasy movie experiences into which I poured my longings for escape, creativity and adventure.
The venerable holiday special turns 50 this month. (Good grief!) But its key message remains as relevant as ever.
The new film about the clergy sex abuse scandal offers a lesson on the perils of blind faith.
I have three small children. I have not yet said anything to them about these events, and I don't plan to.
Our political system has become just another branch of our popular culture, slavishly devoted to entertainment and brazenly hostile toward the very idea of governance.
The film "Spotlight" might celebrate investigative journalism, but it also warns of the dangers to journalists -- and the rest of us -- of uncritically deferring to authority.
If this respectful, honest tribute can restore some of the shine to a struggling profession and remind the public why quality journalism is worth paying for, it’s a start.
A slogan from another time and place can spark useful debate about our understanding of language and history.
'The Martian' should be required viewing for all middle and high school students, and it should serve as a call to action for improving science education.
As the political process becomes ever more like a reality series, why not learn from the best of them?
Families do a lot of different activities together to promote bonding. Some bake. Others play Trivial Pursuit. My family? We watch a TV show about the zombie apocalypse.