Frank Ocean’s Blond(e) Is a Monument to Memory—Spencer Kornhaber meditates on the ideas of time and timelessness that dominate the singer’s highly anticipated new album.
Ben-Hur Was Hollywood’s Epic $100M Mistake—David Sims bemoans the industry’s latest attempt at remaking Lew Wallace’s classic novel.
Southside With You Is a Gentle Bit of Political Nostalgia—David Sims reviews the new film that takes a look back at Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.
So Is It Blond or Blonde?—Spencer Kornhaber reveals how the album title’s ambiguity may be more significant for the music industry than it seems.
Britney Spears Finds Grace in the Hook-Up—Spencer Kornhaber traces the iconic pop star’s changing views on sex and intimacy on her ninth album.
Can Ryan Lochte Redeem Himself on Dancing With the Stars?—Megan Garber explores whether the tainted swimmer might find forgiveness on the show where many celebrities have gone to fix their images.
Halt and Catch Fire Is TV’s Most Underrated Drama—David Sims discusses the brilliance of the AMC show as it enters its third season.
Reality (TV) Is Getting Kinder—Megan Garber investigates a tendency toward empathy in today’s competition shows.