New murder mystery “Big Little Lies” intrigues, with a few bumpy patches

Jeff Turner HBO’s latest miniseries features a murder, where several upper class-wealthy California mothers are supposedly involved. The director of the first episode is Jean...

#OscarsSoWhite hashtag trending after nominations released

Kelly Langin ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards Thursday. “The Revenant”...

Black Mirror on Netflix

Jeff Turner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR “Black Mirror” is one of the most original television ideas to come out in recent history. It is not quite...

Game of Thrones’ fifth season off to a slow, promising star

By Phil Brown, Reporter Game of Thrones, as it continues its commanding run through a fifth year, has always been obsessed with impending doom. Characters...

“Luke Cage” pilot episode: “Moment of Truth” stuns and provokes when we need it

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR The uproar surrounding the 2016 Academy Awards was caused by a lack of diversity among the academy’s nominees. That is only part of...

Sparkling ‘Smash’

"Smash," the new NBC drama from executive producer Steven Spielberg, is like a good version of "Glee." The talent pool is deeper and richer, it's full of characters who are actually likeable, the story is more mature and it's more realistic.


Binge watching: marathons may magnify television merit

By Zane Fletcher, Culture Editor As I sat watching my sixth episode for the day of NBC’s “Community” while pondering about what I wished to...

69th annual Golden Globes: The year of snubs and surprises

"Let's face it, the Golden Globes are just like the Oscars, but without any of that esteem," host Ricky Gervais said, opening the Golden Globes Sunday night. The awards show, put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honors both film and television.