TV
“Insecure”
HBO

Maybe “Insecure” doesn’t aim to tell us who its characters are, but who they can be.

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”
TriStar Pictures

Vin Diesel is as good as Steve Martin is bad, a surprising turn to say the least.

So, take advantage of the black expanse of each night. Let it all creep up on you. Set a brisk pace, hunker down in a coffee shop, or stare at your ceiling and just listen.

NOSELL
Disney

“Moana” proves once again that Disney is a master of storytelling.

Since seeing the show in August, I’ve fallen in love with the music, consuming every possible thing I can that’s related to the show.

NOSELL
Focus Features

I made my decision: if I saw a trailer in 2016, I would see the movie. And so the madness began.

I wanted to make something beautiful, some sort of never-before-heard chord progression that would latch onto heart and soul, tracing shudders into the spines of all who heard it.

“Moana”
Walt Disney Studios

Even though Smeed doesn’t spend much of her time painting and drawing anymore, she stressed the importance for young artists to keep pursuing art in a more traditional, pen-and-paper kind of way.

TV
“That’s So Raven”
Disney Channel

Friday nights at five were reserved for Walt Disney — more specifically, for Disney Channel Original Movies.

The B-Side: 12-1-16
Design by Ava Weiner

DIY music is just as concerned with diversifying genres as it is with representing the unique identities within those genres.

“Loving”
Focus Features

I walked into “Loving” confident I was about to see a film that would blow me away.

TV
“Pacific Heat”
Netflix

It’s a copy, but a worse one. A satire, but weaker. A show that, by all accounts, isn’t worth an investment.

TV

Is it still enlightening to show how the mind of a racist works, or is it unfair to ask us to empathize with someone who won’t extend us the same kindness?

NOSELL
20th Century Fox

Comedy’s short shelf life is because of the fleeting nature of jokes; dated cultural references usually fail to align with newer audiences.

There is a paradoxical intimacy in the recitation, in the way I feel connected to something I barely understand.

Rae Sremmurd
EarDrummers

Important rap needs to have substance, and substantialism hasn’t exactly defined this year’s releases.

TV
“3%”
Netflix

Perhaps what makes “3%” so captivating for a mature audience is the depth portrayed in its characters.

Sadie Dupuis
Carpark

Sadie Dupuis has created an album that not only celebrates life but also, most importantly, celebrates constructive interactions in life.

Try these recipes on your own for a variety of delicious, easy weeknight meals.

‘The Lizzie McGuire Movie’
Buena Vista Pictures

LIZZIE’s TEACHER JUST MADE A REFERENCE TO EBOLA WHAAT.