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Very serious faced Asian people posing at a table all dressed up
05 August 2019

As a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy said long ago, there’s no place like home. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is one of the questions addressed...

Spiderman in red and blue leotard hanging from a thread swinging out from a burning building
08 July 2019

Spider-Man movies generally pit the reluctant superhero against two powerful foes: (1) a monster bent on mass destruction and (2) teenage angst. The monster...

Two reptilian monsters with mouths open seemingly yelling at each other with a murky blue background
31 May 2019

It was back in 1954 that Japan gave us Godzilla, the story of an ancient monster reawakened by tests of the hydrogen bomb. The original movie (...

Young woman of color wearing a white hat and suit and pearl necklace standing in front of mics at a podium and signs with her name Ilhan State Representative in the background
02 May 2019

Anyone looking for insight into Ilhan Omar, the prominent freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, is apt to be both pleased and disappointed by Time for...

Oval with the word Survivor in the middle and a drawing of a guy with a torch and the words Outwit Outplay and Outlast on the perimeter
02 April 2019

When the TV show Survivor premiered in the spring of 2000, I was fascinated. Every time those plucky castaways gathered to vote another contestant...

Young black woman smiling and sitting at a desk with computer with one elbow on the desk and arm up by her face in front of a window
04 February 2019

Someone once observed that when a film borrows a few elements from earlier works, it’s considered unoriginal, but one that borrows every element...

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