7 days ago | Film and TV
During "Compliments," a first-season sketch on Inside Amy Schumer, a group of female friends respond to every bit of praise with a verbal self-maiming: "I tried to look like Kate Hudson but ended up looking like a golden retriever's dingleberry," ...
14 days ago | Film and TV
Blues legend Bessie Smith was arguably America's most powerful black woman during her heyday in the '20s and '30s. Her reign wasn't just based on being the highest-paid African-American entertainer of her generation, but, according to the new HBO ...
29 days ago | Film and TV
Author J.K. Rowling's rags-to-riches biography is arguably better known than her most famous creation, Harry Potter. As the oft-repeated origin story goes, Rowling was a single mother making ends meet, aided by government assistance while she was ...
1 month ago | Film and TV
No show wears its love for language and land more proudly than FX's Justified, which ended its six-year run Tuesday night. Based on a novella by Elmore Leonard and starring squinty-eyed sex symbol Timothy Olyphant, the hillbilly noir never receive...
The Church of Latter-Day Saints' hyper-capitalist spirit guides Meet the Mormons, an extension of the "I'm a Mormon" campaign that sought to paint its ranks as a motley, hip lot. Instead of explaining what Mormonism is, this slick...
Just as video killed the radio star, celluloid ruined sideshow freaks. Whether cinema's displacement of vaudeville and carnival attractions at the top of rural America's entertainment heap was a positive development is up for debate in Leslie...