Why Does Will Smith Keep Making Sad Movies?

Collateral Beauty is the latest in a string of depressing films starring the Hollywood megastar.


How Web Series Have Widened TV's Talent Pool

We talk with the teams behind Comedy Central and HBO's comedies about the challenges of adapting a web series and why more TV networks are looking online for unique talent.


What I Learned While Trying to Become a Canadian Gun Lover

From shooting a sniper rifle and attending a NRA convention, I learned a lot.


America Is Not Prepared for President @RealDonaldTrump

Donald Trump's Twitter account has an enormous amount of power, and an unlimited capacity to troll the country.


'Hunter Gatherer' Depicts the Struggles of a Former Inmate

We talk with actor Andre Royo and writer/director Joshua Locy about the slow burn success of their new film, Hunter Gatherer.


What Standing Rock and 'Moana' Have in Common

While Moana shows the sacrifice of one leader, Standing Rock reminds us of the power of collective organizing.


Andrew W.K. on Clarity

Not allowing ourselves to float aimlessly throughout life in a cloudy daze is an unquestionably hard challenge, but one we owe ourselves to face head on.


Why 'Chew' and Asian American Superheroes Still Matter

Books like 'Chew' and 'Heroine Complex' are showcasing Asian-American characters and proving the importance of representation.


Cuban Humor Owes Everything to Fidel Castro

Most Americans don't realize this, but 'el Líder Máximo' was the inspiration for—and butt of—a lot of very excellent jokes.


Finding Comfort in the Dystopia of 'East of West'

Jonathan Hickman's brilliantly dark comic series provides eerie parallels to our own current reality.


People Are Having Less Sex After the US Election

Will we ever have sex again with a "pussy grabber" in the White House?


A Racist White House Doesn't Surprise Black People

A white guy endorsed by KKK affiliates becoming president is scary, but not unprecedented in American history.