At bottom, the stories swirling around the pop icon all presume to pass judgment on another's capacity for autonomy.
What, if any, constraints should there be on the way the story we are currently living gets told?
Sam Levinson's latest again raises questions about the limitations of white writers writing non-white characters.
What might explain the delay in making our most important cultural artifacts freely accessible to the public?
Pixar's latest film draws on ancient philosophy to explore the nature of existence and the meaning of life.
Our tendency to portray evil by depicting physical deformity is a problem in need of correction.
What does it say about us if retaliation from future generations for environmental harm is justified?
Austen has been claimed by all manner of social and political groups, but to whose camp does she rightfully belong?
The long-running show lowers the curtain by considering a familiar theme: what to do with our freedom once we cast off the divine yoke.
How the show situates the viewer and the relation it takes to its subject exposes familiar workings of power while making us complicit.