'Love Actually' Is A Problematic Movie And Ugh, Shut Up, Who F*cking Cares?
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It's Time To Start Training To See Creed!
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We Are Better Than This
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Dear Millennials: We Need to Have a Talk About Free Speech
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Putting Out an Amber Alert for the 'Grey's Anatomy' Children
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Watching 'Surf's Up' With Shia LaBeouf #ALLMYMOVIES
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Kurt Vonnegut and the Cosmic Shrug
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Entertainment Websites Are Facebook's Bitch
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One of the Most Important Factors in Raising a Child Is Something Parents Never Talk About
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The 'God Is Not Dead 2' Trailer Proves Religious Nuts Aren't Serious About Ending Abortions
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Just One Afternoon in the Sun, and It's All Downhill from There
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When Did Moviegoers Stop Going to Shitty Movies?
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Why You Should Keep Watching 'The Walking Dead'
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Why Grantland's Failure Moves the Internet One Step Closer Toward a Desolate Hellscape
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Why DC's Multiverse Approach Works Better Than The MCU
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Here's an alphabetical listing of all our Think Pieces:
"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain": Matters of Memory
"Big Fish" and the Movies of Tim Burton as Viewed Through His Art
"Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic": Technology and the Future of Books
"Breaking Bad," Skyler White, and Unspoken Double Standard We Place on Female Anti-Heroes
"Build your wings on the way down": Ray Bradbury 1920-2012
"But they treasure, secretly treasure, the times they lost. It's a sacrifice, of sorts": Why We Keep Watching Sports
"Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief": Borrowing, Stealing, and Copyright's Suppression of our Gestalt
"Fame Whore" is So Demeaning; Adrianne Curry Prefers the Term "Celebrity Entrepreneur"
"How I Met Your Mother": The Truth About Ted Mosby
"I Told You Not to Say Anything. You Can't Go In There, Brazenly Flaunt the Rules and Then Think I'm Gonna Share With You."
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe": Nixon's Speech if Apollo 11 Had Failed
"It's Not the Years, Honey, It's the Mileage": The Awkward Aging of Television and Film
"Mob City" Trailer: Frank Darabont's F*** You Letter to AMC
"Put Your Bodies Upon the Gears and Upon the Wheels": Martin Luther King and SOPA/PIPA
"Stephen Colbert" Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert.
"Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Kings": Why We Love Dark Stories
"The Walking Dead" and the Birth of the State
"The West Wing": "Decisions are made by those who show up"
"True Blood" As A Subversion of the Tragic Vampire Trope
"Win the Chance to Direct the New Twilight:" Why a Female-Empowering Film Project is Massively Depressing for Women
"You know, we're standing on the doorstep of a new millennium": Hollywood and Politics
#GamerGate: Is Their Hashtag Really More Important than Women's Lives?
#YesAll Women, #YesAllPeople and the Dangers of Misunderstanding Feminism
'Avengers: Age of Ultron's' Linda Cardellini Problem
'Dark Blood': River Phoenix's Last Movie Will Finally Try To Rise From The Ashes
'Enlisted,' 'Parks and Recreation,' and Finding Comedy in Political Tragedy
'Horns' And Male Entitlement Culture
'Interstellar' and the Ryan Leaf Theory of Movie Criticism
'Into the Storm' and the Scale of Cinematic Southernness
'Love Actually' Is A Problematic Movie And Ugh Who Cares?
'Magic Mike XXL' Is All About Feminism -- And More Men Need to See It
'Orange is the New Black' & the Myth of Prison Rehabilitation
'Selma's' Star and Director Weren't Snubbed -- They Were Ignored
'Serial' Ep. 10: The Troubling Parallel Between Adnan Syed, Ferguson, and Eric Garner
'Shameless,' Lip Gallagher and the Double-Edged Sword of Upward Mobility
'South Park: The Stick of Truth' and a Television Show Worth the Threat of a Bomb
'Star Wars' or How I Learned to Love Disney
'Terminator Genisys' Is Irresponsible Nightmare Garbage
'The Knick' And the Problem With Genuine Shitbag Protagonists
'The Newsroom' and Cynicism: Why Sorkin Desperately Needs to Get His Inspiration Groove Back
'The Venture Bros' And the Argument Against Complete Creative Control
'The Walking Dead': Who Was Yelling at Morgan?
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' vs 'Hercules': In Defense of Cheese
'True Detective' and the Perils of the Curiosity Gap
(500) Days of Summer and the Difference between Misogyny and Bad Writing
1 in 14 Of History's Greatest Artists Are Alive Today: The Upside to Overpopulation
10 Life Lessons From Tommy Wiseau's reddit AMA: OHAI, LIFE ADVICE!
10 Notable Examples from Hollywood's Checkered History with Racebending
10 Pop-Culture Facts That Hammer Home the Reality of Just How Depressingly Dumb Americans Are
16 Things Working Parents Should Know About the Horrors of Caring for Sick Children
2010 in Science Fiction | "Rage, rage against the dying of the light"
25 Practical Tips About The Horrors Of Raising A Teenage Girl (That Movies Or TV Won't Teach You)
3 Reasons Why the Terminator Reboot Needs Another "Sarah Connor Chronicle"
30 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising a Baby That You Will Never Learn from Movies and TV
5 Far-Reaching Cinematic Lessons of the Indie Hit 'Birdemic'
5 Kid's Cartoons That Won't Make You Fly Into A Stabby Rage: They're Like Waffles For My Dumptruck
5 Simple Man-to-Man Rules About How To Accord Yourself Around Women
6 Big Questions Left Unanswered By Body Swap Movies
7 Keys to Building a Successful Movie Franchise Without Even F*cking Trying
8 Steps to Cashing in on Your Micro-Celebrity, the Saddest Job Title Since Freelance Writer
A Baby, A Weiner, and a Hispanic Man. How Has It Come To This?
A Brief Open Letter to Showtime About the Final Season of "Dexter"
A Complete List Of All The Horrible Things That Could Happen to You Because Of the Comcast/Time Warner Merger
A Conversation With Myself Over the Non-Existent Jennifer Lawrence Backlash
A Conversation with My Wife about a #YesAllWomen and a 'Phenomenal Woman,' Maya Angelou
A Lengthy Feminist Response to Shailene Woodley about the Definition of Feminism
A Lengthy Feminist Treatise on the Golden Globes Criticism of Gabourey Sidibe, Lena Dunham and General Body-Shaming Culture
A List of (Mostly) Failed TV Reboots and Remakes
A Look at Foreign Box Offices | Why Don't They Just Speak American?
A Love Letter to 'Sense8' and The Wachowskis
A Manifesto for the Next Fifty Years of Media
A Modest Proposal for Funding Art
A Pale and Stale Shadow of the Real Thing: Pop Culture's Tired Obsession with White People
A Plea to the BBC: Let Me Throw My Money at You
A Pox On Both Your Houses: A Conversation About Spoilers
A Quick History of Bill Cosby's Strong-Arming, Megalomaniacal Behavior
A Quick Primer on What 'How to Get Away with Murder' Gets Wrong About Law School
A Reaction To The Shooting at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood
A Sad Postmortem on the Life of Gary Coleman | The Curse of Celebrity
A Single Look that Can Sell a Million Movie Tickets
A Study into the Many Facial Expressions of 'Weekend Update's' Colin Jost
A Superman Fan Living in a Batman World: What "Man of Steel" Needs to Do to Succeed
A Tale of Two TV Pilots: "Wonder Woman" and "Arrow"
A Taxonomy of Time Travel
A Transparent Attempt to Explain the Economics Behind Running a Pop-Culture Website and the Need to Run Intrusive Advertising
A Typical Conversation Between a Fantasy Football Coach And His/Her Significant Other
A Valentine's Day Miracle Tale of Monoamniotic Twins and Averted Heartbreak
About The Time That Motherf*cker Bret Easton Ellis Spoiled 'Gravity' For Me
About Those Insidious Mobile Ads That Hijack Your Phone and Redirect You to the App Store
About that Time I Was Really Embarrassed by What A Huge Jerk I Was on the Internet
About the Time I Was Reprimanded by Ryan (F*cking) Gosling
Absence Makes the Heart Do Something: The Beginning of the End of 'Parks and Recreation'
Adventures in Cord-Cutting: My First Two Weeks Without Cable
Ah, It's Great to Be a Woman: Michigan Marches Forward with Rape Insurance Requirement
All Dogs Go To Heaven: Why We Cannot Stomach the Suffering of Dogs in Our Fiction
All We Need is Love (And a Little Elbow Grease)
All Your Favorite Shows May Be Cancelled: Why Bad Nielsen Ratings Should Be Great for Quality Television
All the Footage We Cannot See (For Now): Why 'Comic Con Exclusive' Teasers Don't Make Sense
Alyssa Milano Questions Public Reaction to Her Breastfeeding vs. Kim Kardashian's Nude Photos
An Advanced Dan Harmon Fan's Journey into Harmoncountry
An Airbrushed History of "Weeds'" Nancy Botwin
An Amusing and Ultimately Frustrating Wrinkle in Gender-Neutral Parenting
An Examination of MPAA Ratings and Release Schedules | Think of the Children? I Blame the Bastards.
An Exhaustive, 600-Word Explanation of the New Breaking Dawn Teaser Poster
An Innocent Victim of Murderous Female Desire | The Evolution of Michael Douglas
An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks They Can Solve the Riddles of Marriage and Parenthood by Reading an Open Letter
An Open Letter to Chris Hemsworth About the Sad Double Standard Between Male and Female Celebrities in Magazine Photoshoots
An Open Letter to Game of Thrones David Benioff and Dan Weiss
An Open Letter to Kevin Smith | It Okay. Don't Be Cry.
An Open Letter to People Who Hate Things That Others Enjoy
An Open Letter to the Artist Behind the "Lady Avengers" Starring Alison Brie and Amber Heard
An Open Letter to the Kid Sitting In Front of Me Who Was Scarred for Life by 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'
An Open Letter to the Pinheads Who Think Writing Strong Female Characters Is Hard
And Here We... Go! (Again.): Why Rotten Tomatoes Closing Its Comments For The Dark Knight Rises Is A Net Good
And When I Walk the Streets Kings and Queens Step Aside: How I'd End Breaking Bad
Another Major Non-Broadcast Network Offers an Online-Only Option, But is Cable Still a Better Deal?
Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology: Hollywood and the Hacker
Are There Any Perfect Options for Ending 'Game of Thrones'?
Are We Bad People? Casey Anthony, the Reality TV Effect and Dead Kids as Hallmark Entertainment
Are Your iTunes Really Yours?
Assessing This Year's Painful, Disastrous Season of 'Saturday Night Live'
At Ninety-Eight We All Rotate: New Theater Will Encourage Cell Phone Use
Baby Don't Hurt Me No More: An Open Letter to Hulu
Bad Words Vs. Bad People: The Forgiveness Double Standard
Baptized by Rehab: When Saving Face Trumps Saving Lives
Because I Am Sick And I Am Tired - A Guide To Understanding Ferguson
Behind Every Supermom Is An Incompetent Dad: This Dad Is Sick Of The Condescension
Ben Affleck, 'Gone Girl' and the Need for More Male Nudity in Hollywood
Birth, School, Work, Death: Why Do We Take Our Television and Film So Seriously?
Blaming Curses For Addiction, Possible Mental Illness, and Finding God? Charlie Sheen Still Thinks He's Winning
Blood Without Pain: Should Networks Remove TV Episodes in the Wake of Real-Life Violence?
Bob Belcher, Hank Hill, and the Future of the Animated Sitcom
Body Swapping Popularity in The '80s: Diagnosing an Aberrant Phenomenon
Boobquake 2: Fighting A**holes with T*ts
Books, Rebellion, and 'The Hunt for Red October'
Boycotting Star Wars Because of the Black Guy: Where Did Sci Fi Go Wrong?
Brad Pitt and How Beauty Can Often Obscure Real Talent
Breaking Down the Most Painful Clip on YouTube: Four Minutes of "The Chevy Chase Show"
Bruce Willis Is the Most Versatile Actor in Hollywood Right Now
But They Can Never Taint You in My Eyes: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology
Cable TV: Winter Is Coming
Caitlyn Jenner Would Not Have Been Bob Costas' First Choice
Cameron Crowe Explains Emma Stone's Casting in 'Aloha' and We Explain Why We Didn't Make a Big Stink of It
Can We Talk About That Really Creepy Part of 'Tomorrowland'
Can We Talk? 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and Richie Incognito Edition
Can We Talk? Ben Affleck's Bat Nipples Edition
Can We Talk? The-World-Needs-Aquaman-and-Doesn't-Even-Know-It Edition
Can You Be A Feminist and Enjoy TV Shows That Don't Hire Women Directors?
Can the Internet Forgive?
Captain My Captain: He Just Might Get You High Tonight
Catfish Tales: About the Time a Woman Who Didn't Actually Exist Became a Contributor to Pajiba
Celebrity Dream Interpretations
Celebrity Is a Deal with the Devil, and We're That Devil
Charlie Sheen: The Sad Spectacle of the Real-Life Kenny Powers
Chasing Movies That Slip Through the Cracks
China Miéville and How Television Helped the Evolution of Rape Investigations
Choosing Between Diversity and Quality in Public Schools?
Christopher Nolan, We Need to Have a Talk About Your Obsession With Dead Wives
Comic-Con 2010 and Christians | Screw the Squeaky Wheel, I Spread My Grease Around
Comic-Con, Jon Stewart, and How Film Bloggers Became Part of the Marketing Strategy | Film Criticism Isn't Dying. It's Just Bullsh*t Now
Coming to Terms with Disappointing Reality of Who'd Actually Play You in the Movie Of Your Life
Coming to Terms with the Crushing Realization that Natalie Portman Is Not a Very Good Actress
Common Defenses of Whitewashing And Why They Are Bullshit
Conservative Movies Make more than Liberal Movies, But Only If You Think that Liberal Means Satan-Worshiping Crack Addicted Serial Killer
Conservative Wingnut Believes Boone from "Lost" Is a Terrorist Threat to Humanity
Could Anyone on "How To Get Away With Murder" Actually Get Away With Murder?
Creative Freedom Isn't Free: Stop Stealing "Game of Thrones"
Cutting Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face Earns You An NC-17 | The Tyranny of Morality and the MPAA
Dear 'Batman vs Superman,' I'm F**king Done With You. Eat Me. Yours, A Huge Batman Fan
Dear Academy: It's Time to Narrow the Best Picture Field Back Down to 5
Dear Amateur Videographers: Ignore the Haters, Keep Filming in Portrait
Dear Certain Men: When You Focus on the Substance of Those Catcalls, You're Missing the Entire. F*cking. Point
Dear Hollywood, Stop Making Movies About Computers and the Internet
Dear Interent (and Michael Ausiello): Stop Ruining Everything
Dear Internet: If You're Going to Continue to Bitch About Lena Dunham and "Girls," At Least Watch the Goddamn Show
Dear Millennials: We Need to Have a Talk About Free Speech
Dear NFL: F*ck You, Pay Artists
Dear TV Writers: Enough with the Jazz Episodes, Already
Death Is Meaningless: Exploring Death in 'Sherlock,' 'Agents of SHIELD,' and 'American Horror Story'
Democracy is So Overrated: How 'House of Cards' Fell Victim to Real-World Political Machinations
Democracy, Thanksgiving, and Why You Shouldn't Unfriend Those Disagreeable Schmucks on Facebook
Denzel and Crouching Tiger: Why Minority Representation Isn't As Important As You Think
Did Woody Allen Sexually Abuse His Seven Year Old Daughter? Here's the Evidence For and Against
Dimension Blech | Why 3-D Needs to Go Away
Django Unchained and the Power of That Word
Do Movie Reviews Matter Anymore? A Pop-Culture Experiment
Do You Have a Tipping Point? | When the Personal and Professional Lives of Celebrities Collide
Doctor Who or: How I Learned to Stop Thinking and Watch the Mess
Documentarians Are Whores, Too | The Machinations of Toronto's Hot Docs Festival
Does 'The Walking Dead' Still Have A Woman Problem?
Does Enjoying 'Game of Thrones' Make You Sexist? Will Buying a Ticket to 'Exodus' Make You Racist?
Does The Way Certain Movies Are Being Released Rely on Racist Assumptions?
Don't Hand Me No Lies and Keep Your Hands to Yourself: The South Continues to Tighten Abortion Restrictions
Don't Listen to the Movie Critics Who Say Negative Things About 'The Hobbit'!
Don't Panic: A Cursory Overview of Tabloid-Speak to Get You Through This Troubled Time
Don't Worry Geeks, You're No Longer Freaks. Unless, Of Course, You're A Girl.
Donald Trump: The New Voice of Privileged White-Male America
Down the Rabbit Hole: Disney Movies, Conspiracy Theories, and Imaginary Puzzles
Dragon Age And Doc McStuffins: How Some Of The Most Progressive Entertainment Is Being Found In The Unlikeliest Of Places
ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons, Fails Public Relations 101
EXCLUSIVE: Spoiling the Whole Goddamn Plot to New Line Cinema's NEW YEAR'S EVE
Edvard Munch's Scream and the Competitive Thrill of Auction Bidding
Emasculation and the Problem with the Contemporary 105-Pound Female Action Hero
Empathy is the Enemy: The Fall of Orson Scott Card
Entirely Too Much Attention To Detail: The Lucas Edition
Entirely Too Much Attention To Detail: The Sci-Fi Pets Edition
Entirely Too Much Attention To Detail: The True Love Edition
Episodic Television: An Elaborate Delivery Mechanism for Short Stories
Everybody Hates Sansa: Defending Game of Thrones' Elder Stark Sister
Everybody Loves Bill Murray | The Comedy and Pathos of One of Our Greatest Actors
Everyone Needs to Calm the F*ck Down About the DC Comics Movies
Everything I Learned About Everything I Learned from Nicholas Sparks's Yahoo! Answers Pages
Everything Wrong With Pointing Out Everything Wrong In Popular Movies: Learning to Choose Your Battles
Everything the Internet Used to Wrongly Say About Skyler White Is Actually True of 'Sons of Anarchy's' Gemma Teller
Evil is Not Washed Away by Good: Torture and Zero Dark Thirty
Examining Two Scenes Translated from A Clash of Kings to "Game of Thrones" Season Two
Exploring the Most Important Question in the History of Internet
F*ck Everything, Let's Talk About Rape
Facebook Trending Is Hurting the Internet
Fathers and Heroes: 'Our Fathers Were Our Models for God'
Fiction and the Slow Problem of Time
Fight the Power! Support Gay Marriage at Chick-Fil-A Today By Not Being a Complete and Total Douchebag
Finally Someone Is Thinking of the Children | A Parental Think Piece
Finding the Line: Thoughts on Grantland's Perceived Outing of a Transsexual
Five Amazing Celebrity Performers Whose Art Is So Good That Their Problematic Histories with Women Are Often Overlooked
Florida Tax Bill Promotes "Family Values" Oriented Films
For Better or Worse, Oscar-Winning Talent May Revive the Television's Waning Reality-Competition Genre
For My Next Trick, Watch Me Disappear: Do Women Really Need a Size 000?
For Once, Alec Baldwin Says the Right Thing on Twitter ... and Promptly Deletes It
For That Inch
For Your Consideration: Why Are Oscar Campaigns So Shameless?
For the Love of God, Would People Stop Writing Think Pieces About Things They Haven't Seen?
Forget About Triplets, We've Got "Leaked" Scenes from the Un-Produced Kindergarten Cop II
Four Theories on Why the Internet Has Such a Massive Almost Unexplainable Crush on Alison Brie
Frank Underwood: Just a Guinea Pig in a Cage
Freedom is Only an Illusion: Why Cutting the Cable Cord is Much Harder than You Think
Friendship, The Shawshank Redemption And A Strange Case Of Cinematic Stubbornness
From 'Cam Girlz' to 'True Detective': The Empowering World of Webcam Sex
Frontier Of The Unspoken: How the Internet Changed the Way We Socialize
Game Shows Touch Our Lives: How My Father Would Fare In the Dystopian Game Shows of The Future
Gay Marriage: Can't We Just Get to the Good Part?
Gay in 2011: How Homophobia Lost Its Cool
Genre and Movie Quality over Time | Movies Were Not Better When You Were A Child
Getting 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Right
Girl's Guide to Heartbreak: Learning to Forgive Ourselves and Others
Go Then, There Are Other Worlds Than These: Universe Building and Fictional Crossover in Literature
God Is in the Details: John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, and The Rise and Fall of 'SCTV'
Gotham Sucks! (And That Sucks For Everyone!)
Guilty Pleasures, Schmuilty Schmleasures: Or, Only the Penitent Man Will Pass (Judgment)
Gun Control and the Price of America's Manifest Destiny
Gwyneth Paltrow: Sexy Girl Deer | Gwyneth Paltrow: A Conversation
HBO in Hotel Rooms: A Fundamental Human Right
HBO's "Girls" and Our Resentment Toward Privileged, White America
HBO's 'Westworld' First Trailer, Starring Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris
Harvey's Girls | The Would-Be Ingenues: Where Are They Now, And What Happened Then
Haters To the Left: On Tom Cruise's Amazing Three Decades of Box-Office Resilience
Haunting Powerlessness: Why Dystopia is Horror on the Societal Level
Have You Ever Been So Mad You Turned Racist? Examining the Celebrity Freakout
Here Comes Pimped Children: The Whole "Kids Are Off Limits" Thing Is Now Off the Table
Here's How to To Get Those Painful Earworms Out of Your Head
Here's the New Most Galling Thing About Zach Braff's Kickstarter
Hey Ladies, Go Ahead and Add Younger Men to the List of Things You Shouldn't Do
Hey! Does Anyone Remember That Guy Craig Ferguson? Whatever Happened to Him?
Hey! Remember That Time the Internet Lost Its Sh*t Over a 'Meaningless' Awards Ceremony?
Hey, Hey Honey Take a Whiff On Me | The Deep Impact of Elijah Wood
Hidden in Plain Sight: Paul Walker and the Working Actor
Hollywood Crazy: Where is the Line Between Entertainment and Tragedy?
How 'Beauty And The Beast' Warns Girls About Male Entitlement
How 'Steven Universe' Is Educating Kids About Consent
How 'True Detective' and 'The Knick' are Ushering In the Next TV Revolution
How Amy Schumer Fast-Tracked Her Own Backlash
How China's Rise Changes Movies
How Come Dudes Don't Steam Clean Their Dicks?
How Did It Go So Wrong? NBC's Thursday Night Comedy Lineup Is Worse Than It's Been In 30 Years
How Do You Fill the Shoes of Julie Andrews? Simple: You Can't
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Horror Genre
How Interface Matters More than Genre in Video Games
How Knee-Jerk Internet Outrage Is Turning 2014 Into the Year of the Apology
How Lara Flynn Boyle's Botched Face Brings Out the Worst in Humanity
How Live-Tweeting TV Shows Ruins Everything
How Long Should You Stick With a New TV Show?
How Many MLB Players Hit a Home run on their First At Bat and Never Hit One Again?
How Marvel Mitigated Risk and Changed the Future of Franchise Filmmaking
How Mass Effect Helps the Understanding of Unequal Gender Portrayals in Mass Media
How Memory Interconnects Everything We Watch and Read
How Modding Changes Art
How Netflix Should Democratize Television
How Network Television Executives Can Learn from Crack Dealers
How One of the Bravest Moments In Television History Paved the Way for Ellen Page's Coming Out Speech
How Racist, Misogynist Bastards Are Gaming the Hugo Awards to Advance a Hateful Agenda
How Salon.com Rewrote My Headline and Turned Me Into an Internet Troll
How Steven Moffat and Christopher Nolan Suffer from the Same Troubling but Non-Fatal Flaw
How The Catholic Church Controlled Hollywood
How The Rumors That Nickelodeon's Dan Schneider Sexual Abuses His Teen Stars Grew Into 'Internet Fact'
How We Love To Watch Them Fall: What Does Our Celebrity Schadenfreude Say About Us?
How Will Fans React If James Gunn Changes Peter Quill's Father for Guardians of the Galaxy 2?
How Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig's 'A Deadly Adoption' Changed The Game For Lifetime
How the Internet Flattens Generations
How the Internet Made Time Slow Again
How the Red Wedding Broke 'Game of Thrones'
How to Be a Better Whore: Where Is the Line Between Studio Publicists and Movie Critic?
How to Find Hope in the Cynicism of 'Veep' and the Republican Debates
How to Get the Best Experience Out of Watching "Super 8" This Summer
How to Make the Emmys Watchable Again (Hint: It Involves Drinking Games)
How to Properly Introduce a Movie-Night Film to a Loved One and Ensure the Best Experience
How to Show Your Southern Pride Without Being a Racist Dipsh*t
Hulk Hogan Is the Perfect Example of the Race Problem in America
Humanity Finds a Way to Debase Itself Even Further After a New Orleans' Woman is Roofied and Raped
I Am Not Your Blowing Wind: Audiobooks and the Endless Road
I Am Woman, I Am Bored: Nikki Finke Thinks Beautiful Women Aren't Funn--zzzzzzzzzzzzz...
I Don't Think Duct Tape Will Work: Fixing the Nielsens
I Hate Hugh Jackman
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: How We Mistake Dark Stories for Complex Ones
I Hope You Know This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record: I Never Met a Dog I Didn't Like
I Love That Dirty Water: Thoughts On Yesterday's Events
I Miss Baseball
I Must Break You | Can Criticism Be Too Cruel?
I Think I Know Why We Give a Sh*t About Charlie Sheen
I Understand That You Have Good Intentions | But You're Still Wrong
I Want To With You: 'Mulholland Drive' as the Ultimate Body Swap Movie
I'll Watch My Stories Howsoever I Damn Well Please
I'm A Dickbag and So Can You!: A Guide To Expressing Opinions On the Internet
I'm Not A Snob!: The Real Reason 'Game of Thrones' Readers Hate Change
I'm Tired of Having Sex: Mating, Dating and Relating and How TV Mostly Gets it Wrong
I, Creature: The Real Origin Of Frankenstein
If Women Who Commented on Last Night's 'Louie' Were As Sh*tty as Some Men Who Comment on HBO's 'Girls'
Illustrating The Difference Between the Inspired, Intelligent Writing of "Breaking Bad" and the Boneheaded, Moronic Writing of "Dexter"
In Appreciation of Stephen Colbert, Not Just as a Comedian, But As a Humanist
In Beleaguered Defense of Tyler Perry
In Constant Sorrow All Through His Days: Heartbreak, Outsiders, and American Music
In Defense of Episodic TV Reviews
In Defense of James Franco
In Defense of Mel Gibson: A Comprehensive, Point by Point Thesis
In Defense of Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski, Veronica Mars' One True Love
In Defense of Tracy Flick
In Defense of the 'Full House' Reboot on Netflix
In His Typically Sedate Fashion, Julian Assange Accuses Benedict Cumberbatch Of Being A "Hired Gun" Used To Assassinate The Truth
In Praise of the Perfectly Imperfect Les Misérables, the Future of Movie Musicals
Ineffective Nielsen Ratings Are Ruining TV and No One Cares
Intelligent Television Drama and the Death of "Good" and "Bad" Characters
Internal Affairs Is the Skyler White Police Procedurals
Is American Horror Story: Coven Cursed, or Just a Poorly Written Hot Mess?
Is Hollywood's Feminism Fad Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is It OK for a Furiously Heterosexual Male to Have a Man Crush on Chris Pratt? Let's Investigate
Is It OK to Call Suicide Selfish? It Depends On Who You Are
Is Jonathan Levine Hollywood's Most Romantic Director?
Is Kevin Smith's Box-Office Disaster, 'Tusk,' the End of His Filmmaking Career or a Much-Needed Wake-Up Call?
Is NY Mag's Profile of Terry Richardson Fair Journalism or a Disgusting Fluff Piece? (Hint, It's the Latter)
Is Walter White a Bad Guy?: A Conversation
It Ain't Fantasy Without a Little Fascism, or Why Neville Was the Real Hero of 'Harry Potter'
It All Began with a Scientologist: Harris Wittels' Descent Into Addiction
It Doesn't Matter Whether Tony is Dead or Alive, and Stop Asking
It was Never Meeting Sally that Mattered to Harry: What Romantic Movies Don't Get
It's Jimmy Fallon's World, and Thank God For It
It's Not Just Gamers, Nerd Culture is a Sick Wasteland
It's Not Just the New Host of 'The Daily Show' We Should Be Worried About, It's the Format
It's OK To Appreciate the Music of R. Kelly, As Long as You Also Appreciate That It's the Music of a Serial Rapist
It's Time For 'SNL' And Other Comedy Shows To Explain Their Terrible Hiring Process
It's Time To Start Training To See Creed!
It's Time to End Song Lyric Fascism Once and For All
It's Time to Kick the Superhero Genre in the Ass
It's Tradition, so Suck It Up
Jack the Ripper, The Daily Mail, and Social Media Gullibility
James Risen and the Real-Life Inspiration Behind 'The Newsroom's' Espionage Act Storyline
Jeremy Lin, Chris Brown and How Ignoring Race Can Perpetuate a Cycle of Racism
Jimi Hendrix, 'Mad Men's' Don Draper, and the Prophetic Warnings of the Number 9
Jimmy Fallon May Trounce Stephen Colbert in the Ratings, But Here's Why It Won't Matter
Jon Stewart, White Male Privilege, and the Power of Liberal Denial
Joshua Jackson (R.I.P.) Rises from the Dead to Celebrate Pacey-Con
Joss the Beloved Character Slayer: Deconstructing One of the Director's Most Common Tropes
Juggalos: How The F**k do They Work? | An Investigation
Junket Jackassery | An Embarrassing '80s Nostalgia Trip for John Cusack
Just How Excited Should We Let Ourselves Be About the New 'Star Wars'?
Just How Many Blow Jobs, Rape Jokes And Drug Addictions Will It Take To Make You Forget 'Harry Potter'?
Just Why Do All Alien Planets Look Exactly Like the Woods Outside of Vancouver?
Keanu Reeves Talks The Matrix 4 and 5 (Bullsh*t!) | That Is The Sound Of Inevitability
Kevin Spacey Is Not a Very Good Actor | Smile. You're at Mr. Smiley's
Key & Peele's Menstruation PSA: 'Be Nice To Your Bitches When They Bleeding'
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There's No Such Thing as Being Snubbed for an Award
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There's Only One Type of Person More Pathetic than the People Who Watch "Saturday Night Live" on a Weekly Basis
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Think Pieces: On Special Effects | I Want to Believe
Think Pieces: Thoughts on the Future of Star Wars
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Three Young Adult Series Being Made Into Films That Shouldn't Be Made Into Films
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Tragedy Plus Time: 'Louie,' 'Maron,' and the Rise of the Honest Sitcom
True Confession: Why I'm (Mostly) Done with Superheroes
Truth to Power: Why 'Archer' Should Have Kept ISIS in the Show
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We Are Better Than This
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We Were Promised Jetpacks | The Future of the Future
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