iOS app Android app More


This Feminist Film Got Snubbed By The Oscars, But You Should Watch It Anyway

This Feminist Film Got Snubbed By The Oscars, But You Should Watch It Anyway

Maddie Crum  02.20.2017
When we meet Dorothea ― the heroine of Mike Mills’ film “20th Century Women,” a 50-something mom played...
The First Black 'Bachelor' Lead Had A Ludicrously High Bar To Clear

The First Black 'Bachelor' Lead Had A Ludicrously High Bar To Clear

Claire Fallon  02.16.2017
The new Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, is flawless. First of all, look at her: She’s got an incandescent smile, gorgeous features...
’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Isn’t Afraid To Admit That Love Doesn’t Fix Anything

’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Isn’t Afraid To Admit That Love Doesn’t Fix Anything

Jillian Capewell  02. 7.2017
So many of pop culture’s celebrated stories begin and end with the pursuit of a romantic relationship. After...
Entertainment Weeklies Are Cozying Up To Trump First Family

Entertainment Weeklies Are Cozying Up To Trump First Family

Sara Boboltz  01.25.2017
It’s nearly February 2017, Donald Trump is the 45th president, and checkout counter weeklies are singing praises of the...
'Sherlock' Just Schooled Us On The Value Of 'Emotional Context'

'Sherlock' Just Schooled Us On The Value Of 'Emotional Context'

Maddie Crum  01.17.2017
Warning: “Sherlock” spoilers ahead, duh. Shrewd, deliberate, unsentimental. These are, apparently, the qualities we value...
How To Survive In A Conspiracy Theorist's World

How To Survive In A Conspiracy Theorist's World

Claire Fallon  01.12.2017
When the TBS show “Search Party,” a dark detective sitcom starring Alia Shawkat, dropped in November, I wasn’t paying...
Hollywood, It's Time We Put The Word 'Ingénue' To Rest

Hollywood, It's Time We Put The Word 'Ingénue' To Rest

Claire Fallon  01. 3.2017
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Last...
When Is On-Screen Assault OK?

When Is On-Screen Assault OK?

Maddie Crum  12.21.2016
Warning: this post contains spoilers for the movie “Elle.” When sexual assault is depicted on-screen, the horror of the situation...
Mark Burnett Presents: A Donald Trump Inauguration Day

Mark Burnett Presents: A Donald Trump Inauguration Day

Sara Boboltz  12. 8.2016
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. In...
18 Totally Plausible Pitches For The Next 'Gilmore Girls' Season

18 Totally Plausible Pitches For The Next 'Gilmore Girls' Season

Claire Fallon  11.29.2016
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. WARNING: This...
'Fantastic Beasts,' A Blockbuster About Persecution, Is Extra Timely

'Fantastic Beasts,' A Blockbuster About Persecution, Is Extra Timely

Matthew Jacobs  11.16.2016
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. This...
We Need More Sci-Fi Movies That Celebrate Otherness

We Need More Sci-Fi Movies That Celebrate Otherness

Maddie Crum  11.10.2016
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Warning:...
On Taylor Swift And Whether Famous People Owe Us Their Politics

On Taylor Swift And Whether Famous People Owe Us Their Politics

Jillian Capewell  11. 3.2016
🇺🇸 A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 5, 2016 at 11:24am PDT You can be highbrow. You can be...
Where Are All The Women Guests On ‘Westworld’?

Where Are All The Women Guests On ‘Westworld’?

Sara Boboltz  10.27.2016
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. On...