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?
We hear plenty about the young-earth creationists trying to keep students from hearing about evolution. But what about the moral culpability of the textbook publishers?
The finale is destined to underwhelm not just because of unreasonable expectations but because the show’s integrity won’t let it do otherwise.
Right-wing political figures fall all over themselves to sing the praises of the wacky Robertson clan, the reality TV stars of the moment.
Exhibit A: Ted Cruz
A doctor and a journalist wrestle with our health-care system’s troubled relationship with death.
A new book from Ken Pollack unpacks the potential ways the United States could move forward with Iran, and why containment may be the least bad option we have.
The movie based on the 2002 D.C. sniper spree is an odd watch in the wake of this week’s Navy Yard shooting.
A new documentary, After Tiller, follows the only four doctors in the country who will terminate a pregnancy in its last three months.
America’s rapidly changing religious landscape
A new book explores when and why America’s rich protest.
Errol Morris's documentary of the ever-chuckling, never remorseful former Defense secretary is a spellbinder.
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.
Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is appropriating black culture, but she's certainly not the only artist—we've got a long and tangled history of it.
And it's like he never left.