Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:33pm
13 Reasons Why

Few recent shows have caused as much controversy and sparked as many discussions as Netflix’s adaption of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel “13 Reasons Why.” It tackles a variety of topics from depression and sexual assault to bullying, while drawing criticism for what some believe to be its graphic depiction of traumatic events and glamorization of topics like suicide and self-harm.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:06am

Shows debuting on Starz often have the reputation of being dark, cinematic looks into some of the more undisclosed ways of life. From “Outlander” to “The Girlfriend Experience,” the network’s dramas commonly err on the side of risk and use unpredictability and suspense to their advantage. But the premiere of their latest installment, “Sweetbitter,” shows not every Starz original lives up to the same hype.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:22am
Caitlyn Smith

When the next big thing is in front of you, you sit up and take notice. That’s the effect Caitlyn Smith has on a room: She demands your undivided attention. While she may not be a household name yet, her show at The Blind Pig on May 3 had the distinct feel of a star rising — the kind of grungy, small-venue performance you brag about having seen a year later when the artist is all over the radio.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:46pm
Dear White People

With all of the noise surrounding Netflix originals like “Stranger Things” and “The Crown,” some of the streaming service's quality outputs can be overlooked. “Dear White People,” now in its second season, is one of those diamonds in the rough. In its premiere season, “Dear White People” proved itself worthy of recognition as a witty, fast-paced show, full of interesting characters who are used to explore relevant topics.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:03am
Serena Williams

Through the public eye, it’s easy to view every aspect of Serena Williams’s life as picture-perfect. She’s not only one of the greatest athletes of our generation — with 23 Grand Slam tennis titles and four Olympic gold medals — but she’s also a new mom to an adorable eight-month old daughter with charming husband, and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

When Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” was first published in 1985, America was in her Reagan years. A fervent, nascent religious right, certain their politics were sanctioned by scripture, set forth to fundamentally reshape American public life. Last spring, Hulu’s TV adaptation of the novel debuted as the Moral Majority’s vision was realized in the form of a Trump-Pence administration eager to stoke the flames of bitter culture wars. And now, the show returns to Hulu following a national cultural reckoning with systems of power and the men who exploit them.  

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:44pm

While it is tempting to portray such evil men as caricatures of evil, the reality is that they were rather complex characters who sometimes managed to do some good.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:40pm
Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

“Killing Eve” blends the sensibility of British drama with the mordant humor of British comedy, and the result is simply spectacular.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:34pm
Richard Dormer in "Relik"

The show is trying way too hard to stand out and shake up the convention of the murder mystery genre.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:55pm
"On My Block"

“Sets are usually fast-paced, but on this one there was a lot of joking, there were a lot of smiles and it was a pretty fun and youthful environment.”