It was not a pretty sight. Staggering through the exit turnstiles of California Adventure, I was stricken with the sort of randomly anxious thoughts I have not experienced since my hardest drinking days.
Over the past few years, History has made a concerted attempt to package its subject matter — history — in ways that might appeal to a new audience. As in Young People with their Digital Addictions and Limited Attention Spans.
As the great Cynthia Ozick once observed, "In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better."
"The Normal Heart." After years of languishing in development purgatory, Larry Kramer's furious and essential play about the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York has been turned into a film. Adapted by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy with a remarkable cast that includes...
Every mobster/drug lord/Hand of the King worth his salt inevitably justifies his murderous tendencies with self-righteous devotion to family. And though some modern series have been willing to explore the hypocrisy of such nonsense, others just roll with it.
It is a fact now universally acknowledged that television has never been so creatively varied, ambitious and just plain good. Whether we’re bingeing, live-Tweeting or just trying to keep up with the rising tide of our DVR queues, we are a nation addicted.
Has rape become epidemic on television? Two recent episodes of "Game of Thrones" sparked an emotional debate among critics and fans that quickly expanded to the depiction of rape in general.
Inside the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, where the corridors curve in an endless loop, two former colleagues also come full circle. With the aid of an acoustic guitar, a recording engineer and four hours worth of studio time, they are here to finish a song silenced for 20 years.