Persistence is a virtue, but there's no need to fetishize it.
When an alleged victim of abuse tells her story to the world, it's not any more virtuous to ignore the controversy than it is to take a side.
Creationism and evolution may be bitter rivals today. But they share a common ancestor.
Harvey Weinstein wants less carnage in films. But "less" and "more" aren't helpful terms when answering questions of how on-screen mayhem influences real-world mayhem.
The moral of this rom-com bro-fest is that it's important to know and appreciate women as three-dimensional humans. Too bad the film doesn't do that.
Course credits and exam scores take a backseat to self-fulfillmen
Dismissing the classics' shortcomings as just a reflection of the era's norms mischaracterizes history and undermines the books' very relevance.
The actress's claims have horrified Orwell devotees, but if the book's romantic plot isn't convincing, it's only because the dystopian classic itself is flawed.
The Academy, like the movie industry overall, tends to gravitate toward stories about slavery when they feature a merciful white man bringing freedom.
Reinterpreting a literary classic doesn't reduce its characters to "cardboard cutouts," as Doyle's estate has insisted—it informs, critiques, and expands upon the original work and its themes.
Tacking on a "legacy" phase to extend your career past its prime isn't unheard of in the music industry.
Unlike 12 Years a Slave, the 1993 film Sankofa doesn't feature a "white savior," reminding viewers that the present is still full of exploiters.
Maier took photos as a hobby for most of her life, but her talent was discovered just before she died—and today, it's the romantic story consumers project onto her art that fuels her acclaim.
Originally conceived as Superman's superior, feminist replacement, the character has become a second-stringer over the years—including, unfortunately, in her forthcoming big-screen debut.
Cartoonist Ted Rall didn't mean to offend with his ape-like depiction of Barack Obama, but he did ignore cartoons' history of spreading harmful, stereotypical images of black people.
The new Jason Statham film isn't about war, but it uses wartime insecurities as an excuse to break bones and blow stuff up.
A documentary examines the benefits and limits of enriching inmates' lives through prison arts programs.
The outcry about teens photographing themselves misses the fact that—like novels, film, or, yes, self portraits—selfies can express all sorts of things.
A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.
New allegations of sexual harassment and inequality could help change a culture that routinely alienates female fans and cartoonists.