Oct 24, 2013
The next time somebody says "Things were more innocent when I was a kid," tell them to wake up.
Oct 21, 2013
The former vice president reminds us of what a hard time Bush administration officials had distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
Oct 03, 2013
ABC's Scandal makes us root for a fundamentally despicable version of American democracy led by a cabal of corrupt Republicans run amok. Should we feel guilty?
Sep 27, 2013
The finale is destined to underwhelm not just because of unreasonable expectations but because the show’s integrity won’t let it do otherwise.
Sep 26, 2013
Right-wing political figures fall all over themselves to sing the praises of the wacky Robertson clan, the reality TV stars of the moment.
Sep 24, 2013
The Danish series Borgen is a huge hit in Europe. Will its mixture of raw politics, social democratic ideals, and human frailties succeed in the U.S.?
Sep 20, 2013
The movie based on the 2002 D.C. sniper spree is an odd watch in the wake of this week’s Navy Yard shooting.
Sep 06, 2013
As we bid Breaking Bad adieu, a few words about the antiheroes who reigned over the past decade—and are finally going gently into the good night.
Aug 02, 2013
How the video game The Last of Us fits into the growing catalog of post-apocalyptic media.
Jul 31, 2013
The classic 1980s John le Carré miniseries Smiley's People is getting the Blu-ray treatment.
Jul 24, 2013
Real-life Huma Abedin is pretty much Scandal's fictional D.C. political fixer Olivia Pope. Both women know their way around a crisis.
Jul 12, 2013
Aaron Sorkin's attempts to recycle long-mildewed news stories on The Newsroom—which begins its second season this Sunday—have grown modestly better! Sort of.
Jun 19, 2013
The documentary The Revolutionary, which documents the life of Charleston native and Chinese Communist Party member Sidney Rittenberg, looks at how political zeal becomes zealotry.
Jun 18, 2013
Jon Stewart's summer Daily Show replacement is doing just fine—but not fine enough that he endangers the Comedy Central king's reign.
Jun 10, 2013
What happens when a story doesn't satisfy our need for justice to prevail.