The graphic novel chooses smaller, complex stories over one larger narrative—an approach that fits both the form and the subject.
Throughout pop-culture history, clones and robots have served similar purposes, exploring anxieties about class and labor.
A new documentary follows a group restaging battles from Vietnam, including enthusiasts hoping to emulate the reality of conflict, and veterans trying to better understand it.
Fights over ill-advised tweets and overblown laws aren't distractions—they're how we revise the social norms that govern our lives.
25 years ago, Neil Gaiman introduced another bespectacled teen boy with a magical destiny.
Being ashamed of personal taste is pointless, but it's important to be aware of what makes you feel bad in the first place.
A new book reveals the secret history of a much-maligned genre, from general embarrassment to authoritarian censure.
Could litigation accomplish what facts haven't been able to?
The proposed Amazon series tries to make sympathetic heroes of white Confederate slaveowners by choosing to largely brush aside the issue of slavery.
Netta Elzie unwittingly joined a growing community of black, female activists after Ferguson.
Amazon's new TV series simplifies (and inverts) novelist Philip K. Dick's original, more sinister vision of everyday evil.
What the classic comic's lack of continuity says about the increasingly serialized nature of storytelling
The ubiquitous character gets the most attention, but the little-known comic that introduced her deserves praise as well.
An organizer of Ferguson protests argues that social-media tools encourage demonstrations, rather than deflating them.
Celebrity, unlike influence, has an expiration date, but the value of older pop culture still shines in Kanye West's collaboration with the ex-Beatle.
There aren't "difficult" books and "easy" ones. There are books that are difficult for some people, and easy for others.
It isn't new, and it isn't just an Internet phenomenon—it's an essential part of living in a democracy.
The Second City is still grappling with a long history of police brutality.
In 2012, the state reclassified sex workers as trafficking victims rather than criminals—but a report says the new language hasn't altered the way they're treated by police.
The backlash against fans—especially women—who dress up might speak to some gender anxiety on the part of nerddom's gatekeepers.