• Once Was Lost: The False Promise of True Detective

    There’s a scene in the finale of True Detective’s third season that displays its protagonist Wayne Hayes (Mahershala Ali) rocking …

    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.