At the end of the movie I remember my grim-faced grandmother saying, “Well, that isn’t what I expected.” Nor did anyone else in America, writes Ed Siegel.
To be sure, the movie is imperfect with its frivolities and clichés. But for once, writes Ying-Ju Lai, let’s just have some fun.
Fred Rogers modeled an approach that emphasized the virtue of empathy, writes Sharon Brody, and the need for open hearts and open minds.
The idea, which should never have made it out of the boardroom, instead took off and enabled Barr’s worst tendencies.
Women have been silenced from public speaking for millennia, writes Anita Diamant. But now, Bee and Thede have ended the reign of all-male, nighttime comedy talk-show hosts.
Munro Leaf's “The Story of Ferdinand" is brilliant, sly and humane. Its movie counterpart is all overkill, all the time.
The modern Christmas had sunk roots long before Scrooge strolled dyspeptically across the printed page, writes Rich Barlow.
Hollywood is not the only business where sexual harassment goes unreported, writes former financial analyst Sharissa Jones.
Am I a snob? A victim of adult-onset ADD? Just reflexively averse to zombies, wizards, magic and men in armor? None of the above, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
Sharon Brody on motherhood, potty humor and the new film reboot of Dav Pilkey's best-selling books.
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.