January 17, 2013 Oxygen has pulled a controversial special before it can even air. But Gene Demby wonders: might there have been a silver lining in what critics have managed to keep from ever seeing the light of day?
January 16, 2013 California public television host Huell Howser earned the affection of many fans, hundreds of whom turned out for a memorial Tuesday night.
January 16, 2013 We've crowdsourced a good-mood playlist before; now we made another one. Or rather, you made another one.
January 13, 2013 Tonight, we'll be live-blogging the Golden Globes and hoping for great things from hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
January 11, 2013 The way bartenders shake their cocktails has practically evolved into their signature beats. Some shake hard, some shake over the shoulder, some shake in front. Most bartenders say the shake is essential to a perfect drink — but is it all style or is there some substance to the claim?
January 11, 2013 HBO's series Girls has been criticized for not being diverse enough. Long before Girls, two shows — Living Single and Girlfriends — featured professional African-American women. But the creator of Girlfriends says times have changed, and the shows she now produces have more multicultural casts to reflect changing demographics.
January 10, 2013 The anti-slavery movie has picked up a dozen Oscar nominations. Its resonance may stem partly from the way in which it shows politicians working out a deal on a tough issue — something many Americans ardently wish for today.
January 9, 2013 There hasn't been a major Hollywood movie in recent memory with more confounding racial politics that Django Unchained. And there probably isn't a film more representative of Hollywood's take on race than Lincoln.