The recent Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall have drawn attention to ableism concerns within the entertainment industry. What is so troubling about Ali Stroker's example and what makes access so meaningful?
The recent petition by Return to Order demanding the cancellation of Good Omens by Netflix raises questions about free speech and art. What are the motivations, obligations, and limitations in protesting hurtful art?
The vision of technological dystopia presented by Black Mirror covers diverse topics ranging from the nature of consciousness to the essence of parenting.
The TV show addresses a host of philosophical issues from the principle of proportionality to jus post bellum and realpolitik.
Recent censorship in Alabama and Arkansas of a cartoon same-sex marriage in a kids' show on public television raises questions about audience and inclusivity. Who is guilty of "having an agenda?"
What can El Sistema tell us about the politics of music education? What's the right way to promote inclusion?
What obligations do those in the entertainment industry have to the public in the wake of criminal allegations? Is censorship ever appropriate prior to legal conviction? Must public use be a political act?
Where does the wrong we feel in spoiled book and movie twists come from? What is spoiler etiquette based on?
How should we balance the social and educational benefits of controversial literature with the danger it might pose for impressionable young minds?
The show examines a host of philosophical issues in utilitarian and feminist terms, and even has something to say about non-ideal theory.