Here are 6 TV-themed gifts guaranteed to get better ratings with the tube-obsessed types in your life than the most highly anticipated series premiere (if you can bear to give them away).
Prison should be a healthcare provider of last resort; community-based interventions are a more humane use of our resources. How many opportunities have been missed to address their underlying social, medical and psychiatric instabilities?
One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that the Foundation supports, really opened my eyes on the need to offer assistance to both incarcerated individuals and their families.
Toussaint's story is that of a woman who was shut down by a culture, rendered powerless, but finds a way back, and in the end, completely comes into her own.
At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.
Yes, my emotional apothecary for treating PTSD requires varying levels of self-work, self-care, and self-awareness, which starts off daunting (and painful) but eventually becomes indispensable.
YouTube is where new shows and obsessions are being spawned. No longer does mainstream television control the market. So if you're in the need for a fix, and you don't want to have to wait weeks for new episodes, YouTube is at your fingertips, and so is a whole new world of web series.
I have come to realize that Kate Mulgrew's contrasting roles represent all that is wrong with climate change policy in the United States. It is clear that we need to find ways to bridge the divide between the Reds and Janeways of the world in order to find compromises that make sense for our current political landscape.
For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence. One can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.
Six experts entrenched in the system -- from the executive director of a prison reform organization, to a forensic psychologist, to a prison arts teacher -- were asked this question: What can we do to affect systemic change for women in prison? Here's what they had to say...
The Emmy-nominated actress recently made history when she became the first transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine in May of 2014.
Is Laverne Cox HIV positive or HIV negative? She tells us, and explains why disclosure is uncomfortable for her, reminding us that stigma around HIV/AIDS leads people to assume a transgender woman of color must be HIV positive.
With all of the gun violence and drug-related deaths in this country and our TV habits, I am wondering if it is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art? Either way, this nation is in trouble. TV used to be an escape to forget the world's problems. Now TV is something we need to escape from.
So, apparently, the messenger app is bad -- really bad, in fact. But perhaps because we're all used to living with disappointment in every other aspect of our lives, we're willing to settle for something that is not only bad, but perhaps also not in out best interest.
I've had my heart broken a bunch of times. To be fair, I'm sure I've bruised a few hearts as well. Love can be confusing, and it's hard to know if what you're feeling is really real.
Why should we pay cable companies big monthly fees for a huge lineup of programs we never watch but are charged for. Research shows that folks with 300 channels only watch an average of 12 of them. Why not pick and choose just what we want to watch and pay for each show as we go? Or, as the industry calls it: pay-per-view.