On Marvel's What If? series and its bizarre temporal rearrangement of one of its most enduring characters, Conan the Barbarian.
Final scraps of Trump news are devoured, and the original inanity of social media (“Bean Dad” and cat photos) returns to timelines across America.
Why we’re losing our minds.
Nostalgia is fun escapism, but it’s tricky.
Among Marvel characters, only The Hulk is embroiled in identity politics, science gone mad, and the paradox of "fighting for peace."
Fresh starts for fictional universes show cowardice.
Caitlin Flanagan has every right to not like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but to say that no child should watch it is preposterous.
DC Comics prays media chaos goes smoothly.
Thank Dick Powell and his Four Star Playhouse (1952-56) for the profusion of "premium" television produced today.
Beating the Christmas tree shortage, and a defense of Joseph Epstein.
This country still has a future.
Scouring the details of a grade school picture.
Memo to 2020: you were real, you were fun, but you were never real fun.
Our cultural watchdogs are telling us that they're "problematic."
We're supposed to believe that Japanese life is a daily freak show.
Unconventional toys of the 80s proved that even innocuous trinkets could symbolize a revolt against mainstream standards.
Entertainment Weekly's build your own Avenger game is depressingly accurate.
A step-by-step guide to going viral by writing the hottest takes under the sun.
The young have long been killing the old.
When it comes to the Coronavirus, are you a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, or Charlotte?
The rich come from a long line of bloodsuckers.
From the October 9, 1970 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, with additional guest Lee Marvin.
Soused and promoting Paul Masson Wine in 1978.
Jane and Peter are surprised by an appearance of their father Henry! (He probably wasn't thrilled).
A 2006 BBC documentary on the American-born European superstar and French Resistance fighter who refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States.
Imagine buying your boss a tombstone for Christmas.
From the promotional tour for Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.
A rare hour-long conversation with the legendary English actress.
On this Turkey Day, give thanks to one of the few famous men worth celebrating.
Yes, it took three years before any panelist brought up a breadbox on the show.