Pop culture is fizzy. Mainstream TV is where the fizz goes flat. A preview of the networks’ forthcoming dramas based on trendy Twitter feeds.
Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity is bad for America, except for the America that buys or sells advertising time on Comedy Central.
For many sports fans, steroids ruined professional baseball. Luckily, Roger Clemens is pitching a cream-and-clear sitcom to cure their blues.
Overly dramatic portrayals of drowning in movies and TV spread deadly disinformation. This and other tropes show that if you believe everything you see, it could kill you.
When you share your life with a reality TV editor, you learn that reality often winds up on the cutting-room floor.
When your publisher won’t pay you for translating a popular German guide to anal sex, don’t take the law into your own hands—take ‘em to court. But which one?
Britain’s national superhero has alternately worn a scarf, a leather jacket, and lots of question marks. No longer.
The film lays bare all the raw intensity of the subject matter, holding back nothing. But some may wonder: What’s the lion’s motivation?
What the kids call “Acheulean,” others call pretentious nonsense. And what’s up with fire?
A television news report begets a routine doctor’s appointment begets a personal health scare.
In the early days of The Muppet Show, the famous bonhomie between celebrities and their Muppet co-stars wasn’t there yet. Here are the encounters that didn’t make a rainbow connection.
Before he became famous, Lawrence Welk was just another hoofer working for tips. Then he reached out to Rainer Maria Rilke.