If Frances is the kind of character that embodies the gritty storytelling pervasive in TV today, then shows that utilize this type of characterization need to work a lot harder to sustain our attention.

Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who blends soul, funk, hip hop and R&B to create a warm, timeless sound that’s distinctly his own.


To say “Hamilton” has exploded like no other Broadway show in recent memory might be an understatement.

The B-Side: 10-20-16
Design by Michelle Phillips & Ava Weiner

Given the calendar date, the increasingly glum faces of people on the street, and the faint Wilhelm scream my bank account makes at the sight of Espresso Royale, it’s safe to assume that Fall is here, and so, therefore, is Halloween.

Pink Floyd

I was confused as to why my gentile mom seemed to genuinely enjoy a song that contained the line “and the worms ate into his brain.”

El Club

I implore you: do not be the kind of individual who is so loud that you draw attention away from the actual show.

“Queen of Katwe”
Walt Disney Pictures

The film addresses canonical lessons as old as time, but Mira Nair’s direction breathes new life into them.


“Insecure” proves that issues concerning the Black community, specifically Black women, can still be just as thought-provoking when told through a comedic lens.

“The Accountant”
Warner Bros. Pictures

“The Accountant”’s narrative relies too much on showing a bunch of complicated events and then later trying to explain and find reasoning behind them.

“American Honey”

This is not a movie that obeys the laws of screenwriting — what happens is not the point.

BBC Films

The documentary offers a troubled, even unsettling portrait of a young dancer’s past, present and future.

Amazon Prime

One of the peculiar consequences of streaming television is the implicit assumption of prestige.

‘Dekalog’ reveals its depth slowly, assembling each character’s situation carefully before peeling it back in layers to reveal the moral dilemma at its core.

Though we hate to admit it, our mothers are usually almost always right: eat your vegetables.

V2V is the kind of store that you want your closet to look like, no matter what you normally wear.

Three Daily Arts writers eat donuts, pet dogs and reject the soccer mom lifestyle.

Bruno Mars

On Mars’s new single, ‘24K Magic,’ he’s seeking old-school coolness.

Maggie Rogers

For a moment, Maggie Rogers seems to be singing just for herself.

Around the two-hour mark of “American Honey,” I sat in the theater fidgeting and doing something I (almost) never do — covertly checking the time on my phone.

Two Door Cinema Club

The music itself isn’t horrendous, but its lack of characteristic flair causes the album to fall flat from the band’s past electricity.