On The Shining’s 30th anniversary, a visit to the hotels that inspired Stephen King’s novel— and the Stanley Kubrick film he scorned
Lady Gaga is simultaneously embodying and eviscerating Pop.
A new documentary about the band eschews talking heads in favor of highlighting the legendary music
Holden Caulfield lives on as Greg Heffley, narrator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the anti–Harry Potter.
Drug-addicted healers are elevating hospital drama to metaphysical art.
MSNBC’s Lockup documentary series, about life behind bars, is exploitative and debasing, and as poignant a show as can be found on TV.
Fox’s 24 is exquisite nonsense. But can its limerick logic survive in the post-Cheney era?
From Radiohead and James Frey to Jackass and Jersey Shore, 10 daring and sometimes inane creative acts that defined the ’00s
Not just chick flicks, the movies of Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers defy categorization and provide a sentimental education for everyone.
The addictive appeal of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Celebrity Rehab
The comic invasion of Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand
Christian rock crosses over in the City of Brotherly Love.
Revisiting the 1969 mass freak-out, and the documentary that captured it all
The peculiar challenge of adapting Harry Potter for the screen
The mysterious allure of the fry cook from Bikini Bottom
How pop culture fell under a comic-book writer’s strange spell
Learning to love the slasher-film renaissance
What does Guitar Hero’s popularity mean for the future of rock and roll?
Is Battlestar Galactica a great television epic—or proof that there is no such thing?
Why Jim Carrey makes us uncomfortable