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No Netflix, No Chill: In Russia, it's Better to Purge than to Binge

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Eliot Borenstein

The attack on Netflix is the brainchild of Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. If you're not familiar with his work, just imagine the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Modern Language Association as run by Glenn Beck.

Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Teaser Trailer Finally Dropped, And It's Lit

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices

When Issa Rae created the cult web series "Awkward Black Girl" back in 2011, there was the hope amongst fans across social media that her quirky and h...

Roadies, A Charmingly Offbeat Series About The Unsung Heroes Of Rock And Roll

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

With numerous film credits to his name today, Cameron Crowe brings his magic to the small screen with Roadies, premiering this Sunday on Showtime.

The Evolution of 'SEXY': Revenge Of The Nerds!

L.E. Kalikow | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
L.E. Kalikow

When I was a kid (in the dark ages before color TV) the 'perfect couple' was symbolized by the athletic captain of the football team chasing the virgi...

Romance Stories Are More Complex Than We Give Them Credit For

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Sign up to receive...

Twitter Jumps Dimensions

Jeffrey Dwoskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Jeffrey Dwoskin

It's probably odd to say that one of my greatest comedic influences was The Twilight Zone, but the classic twist at the end of every episode turned out to be very similar to the rule of three used in comedy.

The Steamiest 'Pretty Little Liars' Throwbacks That Fans Just Can't Get Over

Wishbone App | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Wishbone App

Pretty Little Liars returns this week and viewers everywhere are ecstatic to begin what may be the last and final season with the girls! As the seaso...

'Game Of Thrones' Is Becoming A Game Of Queens, And It's A Beautiful Thing

Giulia Blasi | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Giulia Blasi

As the Night King descends upon the lands of men, it looks like women will be the ones in charge of stopping the invasion. Whether they will be able to achieve this without destroying one another and the realm in the process remains to be seen.

Why Sansa Stark Is The Baddest B*tch In Westeros

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Serge Leshchuk

If you blow up her character arc large enough, it's basically the microcosm of my high school experience, so maybe that's why I sympathize so much.

Every Breaking News Story follows an Arc

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jacquie Jordan

This is important to know because depending on your area of expertise, you will know where you will fall in the media requested timeline of appearances.

Whatever You Do, Never Vomit On A U.S. Senator

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.19.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

'Have you ever been on live television before?' the KMVT-TV news director asked. 'Yes,' I answered. It wasn't a lie. When I was 5-years-old I had been a guest on the children's show on KMVT with the host named Happy Holly.

Manspreading 'Game of Thrones' Style

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.20.2016 | New York
Courtney M. Soliday

"You can fit the entire cast of 'Game of Thrones' between your thighs." Julie and Billy make some new friends on the subway in this 59 second clip:...

Artist Explores The Vibrant, Complex History Of Blackness On Television

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts

Artist Derrick Adams is a bit freaked out about how so many homes are physically structured around a television set. "TV has become like an extra pers...

A Star in the Making: Talking with Rege-Jean Page

Ahmad Khan | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

Though we've come a week or two past Memorial Day, whether you watched it or not, chances are you heard of the remake of classic television series Roo...

Richard Dreyfuss: Up Close And Very Personal

Vicki Abelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Richard Dreyfuss talked about Madoff, and how no one else could have played him. How he IS Bernie. Both from Bayside Queens, they have the same accent, similar background, and history. He was king of a Madoff-like blow-hard without the Bernie soft playfulness -- at first anyway.

Game of Thrones: From Shakespearean Tragedy to Superhero Flick?

David Michael Conner | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
David Michael Conner

This post contains spoilers for those who are not caught up on Game of Thrones. Spoilers are kooming. "I had, like, the worst dream ever." Call me ...

TV Ambulance

Anthony Mennella | Posted 06.10.2016 | Comedy
Anthony Mennella

Have a broken TV? Shattered? Won't turn on? No matter what the problem is, the TV Ambulance are here to help! Check out what they're capable of an...

Why 'The Monkees' Was a Perfect Meld of Television and Music (That Will Never Happen Again)

Sean Randall | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

Never before or since has a television show had such a lasting impact on the world of music. 51 years ago, future Academy Award-winner Bert Schneider...

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.

Tips for Avoiding Online News Stress

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

The delivery of the news today seems to be a far cry from the days when we could choose what we were exposed to and when to be exposed. We had organi...


Isa Freeling | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

Image Courtesy Jerome Shaw The ultimate both young and young at heart kid fantasy lies hidden in a loft downtown in Manhattan. It's referred to as "T...

The Globalization of Television - Through the Eyes of an Immigrant's Son

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Media
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

I grew up in a home in Delaware listening to voices speak Turkish in the kitchen while I watched English television in the living room. Like many imm...

Apple and HBO. Think Different. Produce Better.

Stephen Rosa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Stephen Rosa

Through obsessive attention to detail and quality of both Apple technology and HBO productions, new generations of storytellers were inspired to think different and produce better. I would love to see what Apple and HBO could create together.

Are Fans Getting Too Entitled? Nah

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

In the beginning, there were the creators. The creators made movies, TV shows, and even actual comic books and novels. Audiences paid money and silent...

It's Time to Open Up Access to Video Content

David C. Bohnett | Posted 06.03.2016 | Technology
David C. Bohnett

Are you reading this on your iPhone or do you own a cell phone? You can thank the foresight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the de...