Arts

Elisabeth Moss Shines As Writer Shirley Jackson In This Smart, Surprising Film

By Justin Chang I first saw Shirley months ago, back in January. It’s strange to be revisiting it now. Like

Playing ‘Death Stranding,’ Even In Isolation, You’re Not Alone

by Adam Frank If you were looking for a good reason to escape reality, the last six weeks of global COVID meltdown definitely fit the bill. And while pretending your dog is a sports heroor your family a famous work of art work for some, for many people only video games offer the much needed ticket out of

‘Wuhan Diary’ Brings Account Of China’s Coronavirus Outbreak To English Speakers

by Emily Feng In her now-world-famous writing, Chinese author Fang Fang implores: “The departed are gone, but the

Murderbot Makes A Triumphant (And Cranky) Return In ‘Network Effect’

By Steve Mullis Murderbot. Murderbot. Murderbot. The name just rolls off the tongue, like a mascot for a

It’s Not Just A Phase: ‘How To Build A Girl’ Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

By Ailsa Chang Beanie Feldstein does not like the way teenage experimentation and growth gets dismissed as just a phase. “There

CBS’ Legal Drama ‘All Rise’ Tackles Coronavirus As A Story Line

By Eric Deggans If the pandemic shuts down TV production for many months, can the industry still crank

Video Of The Week – Panama – ‘Always’

Check out this week’s video featuring Panama performing Always.

From ‘Parks And Recreation,’ A Brief But Delightful Return To Pawnee

By Linda Holmes It’s been five years since Parks and Recreation ended its run, after a final season that jumped forward into the future — specifically, to 2017. We haven’t got the nifty transparent touchscreens their 2017 showed. Instead, we have a pandemic, and we have social distancing, and we are doing without many of our comforts,

Inventive New Comedy ‘Upload’ Explores (Virtual) Life After Death

By David Bianculli We hardly get to know the lead character of new sci-fi comedy Upload — and the world

What Alice Wu Wants To Say In ‘The Half Of It’

By Natalie Escobar When director Alice Wu’s Saving Face premiered in 2004, it stood out from the vast majority of