Metallica: Through the NeverThe band’s new concert/adventure film really could have used more zombie policemen and perforated lasers.
That's DarkFrom The Dark Knight to Mountain Dew Dark Berry to Woolite Extra Dark Care: How darkness took over our culture.
We’re Living in a Golden Age of Documentary FilmmakingBut you’d never know it from watching the Oscars.
Look at Me, I'm Acting Here!12 high-wire performances that pandered to the academy but didn't even get a nomination.
How To Win an Oscar Without Saying a WordEight great silent performances from the sound era.
The U2 ParadoxNever has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful.
I'd Like To Thank My Co-StarCelebrating the quiet performances that make loud, Oscar-winning ones possible.
Johnny Depp's Adventures in Gender-BendingSwishy pirates, reclusive bachelors, Victorian dandies, and now a foppish hatter.
Why Did It Take 12 Years To Make Avatar?James Cameron, George Lucas, Sylvester Stallone, and other directors who took a really longtime between movies.
The GOP Base Loves Trump It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.
A Toxic Legacy Workers like Yvette Flores didn’t know their jobs in electronics manufacturing could harm their children. And the U.S. does tragically little to protect them.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
Inside Higher Ed
Beyond the Flag The names of Confederate leaders still adorn the halls of prominent universities. Is that OK?
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.