Isn’t It Relevant That the Star of The Handmaid’s Tale Belongs to a Secretive, Allegedly Oppressive Religion? 

Screenshot via Hulu/The Handmaid’s Tale The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the finest dystopian novels ever written, and it is, inescapably and fundamentally, about women’s oppression under an ultra-conservative regime. The much-anticipated Hulu series based on the book doesn’t shy away from the original subject matter; it couldn’t, really, and remain the Handmaid’s Tale. Which […]

They found love on a PATH train: TV star, U.S. senator set up date on Twitter | News & Observer

You just never know how you’re going to meet that someone special. Maybe you’ll meet because she made fun of you and your city on her hit television show. How’s that for a “meet cute?” Let’s back up a little: On her show “The Mindy Project,” Dr. Mindy Lahiri, played by star Mindy Kaling, quips […]

Cable News Chyrons Serve As Hilarious Live Fact-Checkers In Trump’s America

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, chyrons are setting the record straight. The tiny, digital, almost always “Breaking News”-adorned captions superimposed on the bottom of screens during newscasts were historically used to introduce the topic that reporters or political figures are addressing for audiences tuning in after the start of a segment. In other words, they’re usually unimportant […]

Is Bill O’Reilly Going Off the Air?

On vacation. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced tonight that he is taking a vacation. O’Reilly’s decision to go off the air in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal and advertiser boycott arguably has the appearance of a suspension, but O’Reilly worked to dispel that notion. He announced […]

Bill O’Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up – The New York Times

Cover Photo Bill O’Reilly, Fox News’s top-rated host, has faced a series of sexual harassment allegations going back years. Credit Robert Wright for The New York Times Bill O’Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up About $13 million has been paid out over the years to address complaints from women about […]