Dec. 7, 2017

Tired of Netflix and Hulu? Try these other streaming services for your holiday binge.

Here's a handful of recommended, largely free-to-access streaming channels worth digging into.

Dec. 4, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘The Crown’, ‘The Newspaperman’ and more

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Nov. 22, 2017

Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ reboot isn’t worthy of a Thanksgiving binge session

Spike Lee's 1986 film has been translated to the small screen as a 10-episode series, but the update still feels stuck in the past.
Nov. 20, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Nov. 13, 2017

‘Mindhunter’ is a critique of misogyny — but it still sidelines women in favor of men

Netflix's serial killer drama is more interested in hearing from the men who commit violence, than the women who are the targets of it.
Nov. 13, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘Mudbound,’ Mavis Staples and Joe Biden’s new book

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.

Nov. 6, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including Taylor Swift and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Oct. 30, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Alias Grace,’ Bootsy Collins

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Oct. 26, 2017

What Netflix’s serial killer drama ‘Mindhunter’ teaches us about racial bias in hiring

In an all-too-brief scene you might have missed, 'Mindhunter' shows us that racism was a factor even in deciding who got to chase serial killers.
Oct. 26, 2017

This ‘Stranger Things’ tool uses AI to make custom art just for you — and it’s a little creepy

Waste a few minutes at work today by 'Stranger Things'-ifying goofy pictures of your co-workers. We won't tell.
Oct. 26, 2017

Why is there suddenly so much semen on TV?

Lately, more and more premium cable and streaming shows are daring to be more realistic about how messy sex can be.

Oct. 23, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stranger Things,’ Nikki Giovanni

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Oct. 11, 2017

Want an antidote to toxic reality TV? Watch ‘Terrace House.’

This Netflix co-production offers a different vision for reality TV — one that isn't as wrapped up in pettiness and pointless confessionals.
Sept. 29, 2017

Scams 2017: 3 sneaky traps scammers are setting right now — via fake email, text or phone call

Phishing scams — in which a hacker tries to get their hands on your personal information — are getting more sophisticated. Here are three big scams to look out for in 2017.
Sept. 24, 2017

In Lady Gaga’s new Netflix doc, the Fame Monster matures

'Gaga: Five Foot Two' is a revealing portrait of an artist and star who's consciously growing into a new phase of her career.
Aug. 25, 2017

‘The Defenders’: An ode to Claire Temple, the best thing about the Marvel-Netflix universe

Rosario Dawson's nurse character may not be a lead in Marvel's streaming shows, but she's definitely one of the most enjoyable.

Aug. 14, 2017

Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Games: Leak suggests GameCube titles could be coming to new console

Will we finally get GameCube games on the Nintendo Switch?
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Luke Cage’ star Mike Colter doesn’t think about “being the only black guy” on ‘The Defenders’

"The person who’s successful is never thinking that," he told members of the press on Monday.
Aug. 2, 2017

‘Iron Fist’ star Finn Jones addresses the show’s bad reputation: The fans love it, apparently

Jones' response still doesn't address the underlying problem with his character, which is that he's white to begin with.
Aug. 2, 2017

How abortion on television has changed in the past 55 years

We've tracked the history of abortion on TV, from 'The Defenders' in 1962 to the modern-day women of 'Scandal,' 'Degrassi' and more.
Aug. 1, 2017

‘Jessica Jones’ star Krysten Ritter talks season 2 — and how she ended up bleeding on set

"I got sent home, it was a whole thing," the actress revealed.

Aug. 1, 2017
July 31, 2017

Nintendo Switch Youtube App: Does the console really need video streaming apps?

Still no word on when the Nintendo Switch might be getting streaming apps, but does it really need them?
July 27, 2017

What to watch when you’re not watching ‘Game of Thrones’

There's some good shows out there you might be missing, and also CBS's 'Zoo'.
July 25, 2017

Xbox Games with Gold August 2017: ‘Slime Rancher’ and ‘Trials Fusion’ headline free games list

'Bayonetta' is also part of the monthly free games offering from Xbox Live Gold.
July 25, 2017

‘The Defenders’ doesn’t have patience for Iron Fist’s privilege either — and that’s great

The show acknowledges Iron Fist's shortcomings, and that stops him from ruining this series, too.

July 21, 2017

‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ proves sometimes it’s OK to skip the reunion

If you're looking to trim down your Netflix consumption, start by avoiding this pointless sequel series.
July 14, 2017

Jessica Williams takes down the patriarchy in ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ trailer

'Jessica James' premieres on Netflix July 28.
July 14, 2017

‘Zelda’ Netflix Series: Why we need a ‘Game of Thrones’ style TV show now more than ever

Netflix knows what they're doing — just look at 'Castlevania.'
July 13, 2017

Netflix’s ‘To the Bone’ isn’t the eating disorder film it wants to be. I would know.

Marti Noxon's feature-length directorial debut strives to tell a truthful story about anorexia. Accuracy's admirable, but being responsible is more important.