Growing up in the 1980s, there was little in the way of queer representation on TV. Now we've shattered the celluloid closet. But is this progress restricted to our small screens?
Can a TV series starring a genuinely kind cis-het man be an antidote to a culture of toxic masculinity? Perhaps not, but it's a welcome fantasy.
Kate Winslet's mesmerizing portrayal of a small-town detective in 'Mare of Easttown' not only reveals her character's grief but also our own.
The award-winning memoirist reflects on her intense, instantaneous social-media friendship with a favorite singer—only to be left to try to make sense of her just-as-sudden...
In popular culture, as in life, race, class, and gender play an inextricable role in the way people express rage—and how society values it.
Are you caught in an endless loop of re-watching the same TV shows and movies? Your brain is trying to tell you something.
Ramy Youssef's Hulu comedy centers on a straight, male Muslim. But in season two, it's the women who are driving the plots—and social conversations.
Abortion has been legal for 47 years, but films and TV habitually skirt the issue. Two new projects propose a new subgenre: the abortion road trip.
With the distressing realities of politics, the spread of Covid-19, and a halt to life as we knew it, there’s comfort in political dramas, if only for an hour at a time.
The 1990s were the golden age for actresses of a certain age who portrayed women much like themselves: menopausal, world-weary, and invisible to men. And they were successful—until...