For the black filmgoer, movies like 12 Years a Slave aren't mere popcorn fare—anger, annoyance, and vulnerability often follow when history is commodified by Hollywood.
The former vice president reminds us of what a hard time Bush administration officials had distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
The fact that you love them doesn't mean they're worthless. Maybe you're right!
The Prospect talks with Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of the recently published memoir, Men We Reaped.
Donald Webster Cory's 1951 landmark book, The Homosexual in America, inspired early activists. Then he disavowed its message.
Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s new book, The Disaster Artist, basks in the delightful weirdness of The Room and its chief architect.
What does the film industry's relationship with the bankrupt city say about Detroit's future?
ABC's Scandal makes us root for a fundamentally despicable version of American democracy led by a cabal of corrupt Republicans run amok. Should we feel guilty?
We hear plenty about the young-earth creationists trying to keep students from hearing about evolution. But what about the moral culpability of the textbook publishers?
The finale is destined to underwhelm not just because of unreasonable expectations but because the show’s integrity won’t let it do otherwise.
Right-wing political figures fall all over themselves to sing the praises of the wacky Robertson clan, the reality TV stars of the moment.
Exhibit A: Ted Cruz
A doctor and a journalist wrestle with our health-care system’s troubled relationship with death.
A new book from Ken Pollack unpacks the potential ways the United States could move forward with Iran, and why containment may be the least bad option we have.
The movie based on the 2002 D.C. sniper spree is an odd watch in the wake of this week’s Navy Yard shooting.