January 27, 2023 4:20 am

HBO’s ‘South Side’ Is A Comedic Reflection On The Razing Of Chicago’s Black Neighborhoods

‘South Side’ is a self-aware but not self-conscious take on joy as an act of defiance in Chicago’s historically black neighborhoods.

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January 20, 2023 5:04 am

‘Tulsa King’ Is An Allegory For America’s Blue State-To-Red State Migration

Taylor Sheridan and Sylvester Stallone take on the issue of the great American migration and the culture clash that ensues.

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January 19, 2023 8:02 pm

‘Yellowstone’ as a Commentary on Manliness and Femininity

Recently I offered a defense of the television series “Yellowstone” against the charge that it is just another soapy melodrama about a dysfunctional family, nothing […]


January 18, 2023 12:05 am

‘The Last of Us’ Is A Faithful On-Screen Adaptation Of The Last Decade’s Most Important Video Game

‘The Last of Us’ is a compelling story adapted from great source material that just so happens to be a video game.

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January 17, 2023 4:39 am

Why The Hottest Prestige TV Trend Is Self-Loathing Of The Rich And Powerful

Shows like ‘The White Lotus’ and ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ are depressing and bleak because they’re meant to be.

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January 13, 2023 3:00 am

Review: Time Meddling Becomes Altruism in Amazon’s The Peripheral

It’s the story of a distant future where rich denizens meddle in the affairs of the past.

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January 11, 2023 4:29 am

6 Stand-Out Series In Today’s ‘Peak TV’ Barrage

Despite the onslaught of terrible shows over the past year, these six series from 2022 stand out for defying genre conventions.

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January 9, 2023 8:04 pm

‘Yellowstone’: A ‘Conservative Fantasy’?

The Paramount+ series, “Yellowstone,” now in the middle of its fifth season, has become something of a cultural phenomenon. The show depicts the struggles of […]


January 5, 2023 4:49 am

‘The Recruit’ Is Fair But Fun In Its Depiction Of Our Intelligence Agencies

‘The Recruit’ succeeds at being interesting and fun, but it also succeeds in conveying how chaotic and messy U.S. intelligence agencies are.

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January 4, 2023 11:20 am

‘The Hypocrisy Hurts’: Enes Kanter Freedom on Standing Up to China in the NBA

“When it comes to problems happening in America, [the NBA is] the first organization saying, ‘This is wrong,'” says the former professional basketball player. But then they’re silent for victims of torture.

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December 27, 2022 4:00 am

5 New Studies That Challenge Conventional Wisdom About Kids and Tech

A slew of recent research suggests parents should relax a bit about screen time.

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December 24, 2022 3:00 am

Against Game of Thrones Christianity

To truly care about virtue is to recognize that it matters how you win: Ends don’t justify means.

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December 23, 2022 3:30 am

Review: In Defense of Cultural Appropriation on The Great British Baking Show

For the first time, The Great British Baking Show‘s three best bakers are immigrants to the U.K.

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