Netflix show starring Michael Douglas is tender, hilariously brittle

Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas in Netflix's

Among the promises of Netflix's streaming revolution is the notion that people who excel at creating one kind of TV (people such as Chuck Lorre, Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy) might truly flourish when freed from the challenges of prime time. No more worries about overnight and time-shifted...

From ‘Modern Family’ to ‘Superstore’ to ‘Charmed,’ a look at Latinas on TV

Sofia Vergara has become a major star on ABC’s “Modern Family.”
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In her book “Latinas & Latinos on TV,” Isabel Molina-Guzman analyzes recent comedies, assessing the good and the bad.

Viola Davis on 'Widows,' #MeToo and expressing her femininity

Viola Davis, who stars in the film

Viola Davis, too seldom a leading actor on the big screen, stars in Steve McQueen's heist thriller 'Widows'

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

In this March 28, 1977 file photo, William Goldman accepts his Oscar at Academy Awards in Los Angeles, for screenplay from other medium for

Oscar-winning screenplay writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" William Goldman has died

Review: 'Fantastic Beasts 2' is more unexceptional than fantastic

Without overpraising the charm of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” or undervaluing the baseline proficiency of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” I must report: It took J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter-adjacent franchise exactly one film for...





Nonverbal cues speak for themselves

Doctors are pretty good at reading non-verbal cues.

Rick's List — Self-Makeover Edition

"Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me." — Johann Gottlieb Fichte I recently saw an episode of "Queer Eye," an updated version, with a new cast, of the iconic "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" program that ran...


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