Oscars

Don't Worry, Julianne Moore's Marriage Is Safe. The Oscar Curse Is a Myth.
February 20, 2015

Women are actually less likely to get divorced after winning an Oscar.

Estonia's Oscar Nominee, 'Tangerines,' Is The Anti-'American Sniper'
February 13, 2015

In 'Tangerines,' war is about how many people you don't kill.

The Oscar-Nominated Film Hollywood Loves, But the Russian Government Hates
February 08, 2015

Oscar-nominated 'Leviathan' shows the Russian state from the perspective of those trapped inside it.

And the Oscar Goes to... a White Person
January 15, 2015

The awards are the least racially diverse in 17 years.

Why Network TV Has Become Home to Black Female Oscar Winners
July 15, 2014

Halle Berry's new show "Extant" is the first of of a recent trend: Oscar winning or nominated black actresses headlining new network shows.

Ellen Was the Perfect Host
March 03, 2014

For one thing, that Liza Minelli bit was amazing. 

The Strange Scholarship of Incest
February 28, 2014

The strange scholarship on genetics and incest

The Best Picture Is a Sham
February 26, 2014

12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.

Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, and the New Liberal Critique of Hollywood
February 18, 2014

The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended.

Hate Awards Season Frenzy? Blame the Golden Globes.
January 09, 2014

The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.

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