The documentary, “A Place at the Table,” shines light on a growing national crisis in the United States.
New film recasts the history of hysteria, and the pathologizing of women through romance and comedy—but who’s laughing?
Lena Dunham is young, critically acclaimed and talented—but the show’s creators must have forgotten that not everyone in New York City is white.
The cast of Hulu’s first original program is almost entirely young people, making the show enjoyable and a smart idea.
The summer blockbuster neglects a number of important historical aspects from the Jim Crow South.
New albums from The Decemberists and the up-and-coming Smith Westerns expand on what they were previously known for with varying degrees of success.
TLC’s line up of bizarre programming belies a very conservative, anti-feminist agenda.
A new sketch comedy show is getting love from the subset of elite urban culture it mocks the most.
Top music lists have come and gone already in the New Year, but there are still some artists that didn’t get enough love.
A new work of young adult fiction artfully combines hip hop with a whip-smart protagonist who struggles with questions of race, gender, and class.
Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in Reviews by Caroline Hagood
A former insurance executive writes a tell-all book that reveals just how far the insurance industry would go to stop health care reform.
A new media criticism book takes on much of what is wrong with reality TV, but doesn’t have a lot of bite.
Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 in Reviews by Erin Polgreen
The boom of sex columns is widely credited to the popularity of HBO’s ‘Sex and the City’ series, but now they’ve become the subject of study by an academic.
The critics have presented mixed views of the new documentary on charter schools, but in a chat with Katie Couric, the film’s director, Davis Guggenheim, he says he believes in unions.
Criticizing the stereotype of the fully realized, urban gay person, a new academic book calls on LGBT people to reclaim the countryside.
At the corner of 12th and Delaware in St. Pierce sit both an abortion provider and an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center (CPC), the latter seeking to persuade women from having abortions.
The filmmakers who brought you ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ want to create a sense of urgency in bringing the number of nuclear arms to zero.