September 19, 2018

Hollywood

Netflix has completely revolutionized how Americans watch TV and movies – now it wants to be recognized by the academy. Here’s a look at Netflix’s quest to win “Best Picture.”

His comments about the #MeToo movement may have been boneheaded, but Norm MacDonald’s message of forgiveness is one that our culture desperately needs to hear.

Thanks to the influence of Jon Stewart, today’s late-night TV landscape is dominated by ultra-progressive comedians with a strong political bent. They might be killing comedy.

"In a wave of films, including a number at the Toronto Film Festival, the kinds of police brutality-inflicted tragedies that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement are being filtered into fiction film with anguished and stirring passion."

Film icon Burt Reynolds, star of “Boogie Nights” and “Smokey and the Bandit,” passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Here’s a tribute to the legacy of this surprisingly funny American sex symbol.

Cher is 72-years-old and is just as big of an icon as she’s ever been. With a new Broadway musical about her life and a new album coming out, America isn’t done with Cher. Neither is Cher.

According to research, watching “Law & Order SVU” has a positive effect on one’s understanding of consent & sexual assault. The new “Law & Order” hopes to shine the same spotlight on hate crimes.

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“The repression of the Turkic Uighur Muslim community in western China [.] is a key part of Beijing’s new imperial policy. Only by understanding the dynamics of Chinese empire can one grasp this brutal campaign.”

Finally, the Left has a post-Truth politician of its own. Julia Salazar’s campaign was marked by frequent and sometimes outrageous untruths. That didn’t stop her from winning her NY State Senate bid.

The political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emblematic of the hawkish Israeli right, but there are some holdouts in its inner ranks. Here’s a look at the last two liberals in the Likud Party.

Netflix has completely revolutionized how Americans watch TV and movies – now it wants to be recognized by the academy. Here’s a look at Netflix’s quest to win “Best Picture.”

Millennials are less prosperous than their parents, but they might be better with money. The financial crisis was a setback, but it was also a formative experience and a lesson is risk management.

The effects of screen-time on human wellbeing may not be entirely known, but new data suggests that addictive games like Fortnite could be responsible for destroying marriages.

The NFL is back, which means that America is gearing up for more heated discussions about kneelers. Here’s how to discuss NFL protests with a bit of civility.

“Teachers and students love A People’s History of the United States. But it’s as limited—and closed-minded—as the textbooks it replaces.”

Your child is an artist and every crayon drawing he or she makes is certainly a masterpiece – still, child’s artwork does pose a storage problem. Here’s an argument in favor of tossing your kid’s drawings.

Massive corporations are controlling the food we eat – right down to the seeds used to grow our crops. When seed diversity falters, food security goes with it.

Fast fashion is notoriously hard on the environment, but perhaps it doesn't have to be. Scientists are hard at work creating sustainable, biodegradable fabrics.

“In our own time, we have no High Priest and no Temple. There is no perfect setting for our approach to God and we lack the Temple rituals which welded us together at this critical moment in our calendar.”