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Ever wonder why the hottest ticket on Broadway is a musical about a founding father hardly anyone can remember other than the duel with Aaron Burr? Ever wanted to see the show without going to New York or buying a […]

Michael Cavna, who covers comics, graphic novels, and animation for the Washington Post writes about Peanuts’ classic Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” The family favorite celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Cavna writes: Their swift narrative certainty […]

Turner Classic Movies has another series of tributes to “Trailblazing Women” Tuesdays and Thursdays this month. It is hosted by Illeana Douglas, actress, writer, and granddaughter of two stars of Hollywood’s golden age, Melvyn Douglas and Helen Gahagan. Her co-hosts […]

One of the year’s best television series is “Speechless,” about a family with three children, one in a wheelchair. Minnie Driver stars as the fiercely protective mother, John Ross Bowie (Kripke from “Big Bang Theory”) as the more quietly supportive […]

An article in The Verge discusses two television comedies about, well, death. I’m a fan of “The Good Place,” with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in the story of a young woman who mistakenly ends up in heaven. It has […]

When tunnels dug by a group of diamond-hunting drillasaurs threaten the Flatirons, Ty and the team plan to ward them off by overseeing a diamond excavation! See how treacherous they’ll need to dig in order to get themselves out of […]

Three stars of “The Good Wife” will appear in a new spin-off, a midseason replacement that picks up a year after the slap that ended the popular and critically acclaimed series. According to Vulture, Christine Baranski (Diane), Sarah Steele (Marissa) […]

“If your show doesn’t have a white Bronco or a dragon in it, go home now.” Jimmy Kimmel was joking in his opening monologue at this year’s Emmy Awards, but it was funny because it was true. Once again, the […]

Angelica Jade Bastién is one of my favorite critics, and her essays on film are always insightful and thought-provoking. For Vulture, she wrote about the increasingly sensitive and authentic portrayal of mental illness on television. And she calls out the […]