Poking at Power: Can Comedy be a Political Weapon?

With a president who is a persistent bad joke, how can we use comedy as a vehicle for social change?

The Caillou Conceit: Narrative Overexposure and Hyperreal Pacing in Netflix’s Love

Callie Hitchcock reviews Netflix's "Love" in light of the hyperreal storytelling style exhibited in "Caillou."

Program Overload: Against the TV Reboot

Rebecca Linde writes against the nostalgia-driven impulse toward television reboots.

Consider the Cop Show: On Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Apoorva Tadepalli reconsiders her relationship with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Humbert, or the Confession of a White Spinster Female: A Millennial’s Reading of Lolita

Rebecca Schultz looks back on Nabokov's "Lolita," her teenage obsession with "The O.C.," and adolescent fantasy.

Trump’s America is the German Upside Down

An American living in Stuttgart points out the uncanny similarities between the Upside Down of "Stranger Things" and Germany's relationship with the US.