Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is an Instant Sitcom Classic
March 08, 2015

The Tina Fey-produced series is less cynical than "30 Rock," but also darker.

Look MoMA, I’m on TV!
March 06, 2015

Throughout the decades that film has appeared in the museum, TV has remained mostly beneath contempt. 

Your Straight Hair Doesn't Equal Strength
March 05, 2015

Why we need more curly-haired heroines on television.

'House of Cards' Should Stop Trying to Be 'The West Wing'
March 04, 2015

This has always been a show, first and foremost, about a marriage.

Why Leonard Nimoy Came to Embrace His Long, Prosperous Life as Spock
February 27, 2015

Several thousand actors have played Hamlet. Meanwhile, there will always be one true Spock.

Reality TV's Millionaire Matchmaker Is An Unlikely Feminist Icon
February 25, 2015

“Are you going to remember your career advancements, or are you going to remember who loved you?” the Millionaire Matchmaker asked me over poached eggs.

The Rise of Feelings Journalism
February 19, 2015

A condescending article about Jessica Williams is part of an unfortunate media trend.

Jon Stewart Made America More Cynical
February 13, 2015

Watching just eight minutes of “The Daily Show” left viewers across the political spectrum feeling much more negative about the whole political system.

Conservatives Have Waged a 50-Year War to Prove the News Media Can't Be Trusted
February 13, 2015

They say the Brian Williams scandal is just the latest proof.

Brian Williams Is Being Punished for Something Every Human Does
February 11, 2015

Unreliable memory is a feature, not a bug, of the human brain.