Jul 23, 2013
Fruitvale Station's intimate portrait of Oscar Grant promises better days ahead for black film.
Nov 11, 2016
A new movie about the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage resonates today in the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges.
Dec 28, 2015
This year's most powerful movies all draw on actual events and tackle big public issues and ethical dilemmas.
Apr 01, 2015
When L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetcs enterprise collapsed, he told his wife that the only way to make money was to found a religion, according to the HBO documentary, Going Clear.
Feb 24, 2015
A century after D.W. Griffith's artful abomination, Selma succeeds by telling the true story of everyday people who come together to achieve the improbable.
Oct 28, 2014
Then again, any time would have been right. Systemic white privilege and the language of racism is an American tradition as old as the republic.
How Did Racist Right-Wing Fantasy Presented as Truth Come to Top the New York Times Bestseller List?Aug 22, 2014
Calling African Americans "culturally backward" and arguing against the public accommodations section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Dinesh D'Souza soars to the top of the chart.
Aug 13, 2014
An assault on the character of a progressive intellectual invites an assessment of the attacker's character—not to mention his client list.
Aug 12, 2014
It's a wonder more celebrities aren't driven to despair by it.
Jul 21, 2014
It's not that you won't realize you've fallen head over heels for a piece of software; it's that you won't care.
Jun 27, 2014
How much the Beatles helped create the '60s and how much the '60s helped create the Beatles is one of the great chicken-and-egg questions.
Jun 06, 2014
Gore Vidal rejoiced in making his readers' lives more complicated by baring the power drives underneath our political pieties. The United States of Amnesia does him, and its audience, no justice.
Jun 01, 2014
The author and phenom, with a bajillion Internet viewers, has built an avid Internet following with pep talks on how to be good. What does it mean to live like one of Green's "Nerdfighters"?
May 16, 2014
While the latest offering from director Jim Jarmusch may be about blood-sucking bohemians, it's really a lament for the vanishing culture of the Beat Generation and mid-century rock and roll.
May 08, 2014
At the glamorous French film festival, as at the Oscars, women directors are hard to find.
May 07, 2014
There's a growing backlash against the sci-fi flick, and the critiques aren't necessarily wrong. But you have to understand it in the context of its time.
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