‘13 Reasons Why’ wades deeper into controversial territory in Season 2

The first season of “13 Reasons Why" was a binge-fest for young viewers.

Movie tip: "Book Club"

Movie tip Book Club The joys in “Book Club” are all about spending time with Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen. Seeing these ladies of a certain age is an all-too-rare pleasure in a world where Hollywood honchos are forever distracted by...

Grading the first season of ABC’s ‘American Idol’ reboot

When ABC revived “American Idol,” just two years after the curtain fell on its 15-season run on Fox, many wondered whether the show would be able to capture its old magic.

CBS will finish season atop ratings, for 10th straight year

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CBS will finish the television season as the most-watched network for the 10th year in a row, and 15th in the last 16 years

Stop feeling embarrassed by how much you love reality TV

Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV

No genre endures more disparagement than reality television.





My campaign against lawns

While browsing the garden supply aisle of a store the other day, it occurred to me that there are for sale at least as many items designed to kill as there are to help grow.

Rick's List — Royal Wedding Edition

Dateline London — The Day has sent me here to cover the Royal Wedding, which, as I type this, is scheduled to take place starting ... NOW and continuing for the next 17 days. Here are some thoughts: 1. The...