Watching 'The Lion King,' All I Can Think About Is Extinction and Death
The "circle of life" glosses over environmental destruction and colonialism as viewers ogle the savannah from the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
'Animaniacs' Could Help Us Transcend These Dark Times
Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko, tells us how the cult cartoon became "zany to the max."
Han Solo Was the Coolest Star Wars Character Until 'Solo'
Han was cool and mysterious. Then we got a spinoff that ruined the mystery.
RIP Bill Gold, the Genius Who Designed All Your Favorite Movie Posters
The iconic artist died at age 97.
My Brain Keeps Turning Thoughts into Memories
It makes keeping track of time almost impossible.
Tim Heidecker Is the Satirist America Deserves
The comedic visionary talks Trump, building his own universe, and the audacity of hopelessness.
Actually, Adam Sandler Is a Genius
The perennial fool has fashioned a career out of playing stupid. But is that secretly smart?
Daniel Johnston Saved My Life
The Texas songwriter's music has guided me through my own small-town anxieties and mental health struggles.
RIP George Romero, Inventor of the Zombie Movie
The director of the Night of the Living Dead franchise has died at age 77.
'Homer at the Bat' Is the Best Episode of 'The Simpsons' Ever
It's been 25 years since the episode went to air and the show truly found itself.
'Silence of the Lambs' Is Still Powerful 26 Years Later
Director Jonathan Demme has passed away aged 73. We look back at the masterpiece he'll be most remembered for.
Dave Chapelle's New Standup Is Offensive in All the Wrong Ways
The jokes were mean and lazy. They were something I never thought I'd see: Dave Chappelle punching down.