Voices
Arts & Culture Television
April 28, 2017
This is not TV viewing for the faint of heart or any other parts of the soul for that matter.
Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O’Hair in "The Most Hated Woman in America" (Netflix) 
Arts & Culture Film
April 04, 2017
"The Most Hated Woman in America" indicts Madalyn Murray O’Hair as no better than the corrupt religious leaders that she railed against.
photo: Eric Liebowitz/HBO
Arts & Culture Ideas
February 10, 2017
“Last Week Tonight” is the best example of the power that humor can have in bringing about change.
Arts & Culture Television
January 06, 2017
What is it about Sherlock; drama that elicits such admiration and, at times, troubling obsessiveness?
Arts & Culture In All Things
November 03, 2016
The Cubs not winning was a lot like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese—comfortable and cozy.
FLAWED JUSTICE? Steven Avery, right, in “Making a Murderer”
Television
February 04, 2016
‘Making a Murderer’ upends our preconceived notions of who the good guys and bad guys are.
Carey Mulligan, right, in "Suffragette"
Film
October 24, 2015
"Suffragette," like all films of its kind—historical dramas about social injustice—are from what I like to call the “eat your vegetables because they’re good for you” school of cinema.
CATHOLIC DAD. Jim and Jeannie (Ashley Williams) spend quality time with the kids.
Television
September 22, 2015
‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ delivers
In All Things
August 24, 2015
The appearance of Ignatius's "Prayer for Generosity" on DFW's bathroom wall speak volumes about the paradox that was David Foster Wallace and his desire for a life of authenticity and meaning—a desire which led him to frequently attend church and twice led him to go through RCIA, without ever being
THERE FOR YOU. Emmy-winning “Friends”
Television
September 10, 2014
This month Friends turns 20. When I was that age, 20 years ago, I lay on the hardwood floor of my first apartment on Chicago’s North Side with my own group of friends and cynically watched NBC’s newest collection of beautiful people trying to be funny. As we made sarcastic comments to on